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Semester that was: News’ biggest stories

From campus, city, state, here are biggest headlines from Spring 2020


Efforts to promote homeownership among young adults may alleviate current recession

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski announces new task force dedicated to increasing housing affordability, will have generational, racial implications


It is time to end stop-and-frisk in Wisconsin, encourages racial prejudice and discrimination

Wisconsin ACLU reveals 80% of stop-and-frisk incidents lacked proper justification, highlights need to abolish racial profiling in law enforcement

State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin ACT scores reveal glaring disparities, DPI, UW work to address

'A lot going on outside the schools sets the stage for what we see inside the schools,' UW expert says


UW Madison’s Public History Project hires new director

Director aims to tell stories of past oppression on campus instead of hiding them


New GOP-backed sexual misconduct standards crafted by DeVos protect racial minorities, victims

Announcement swiftly denounced by Democrats as dangerous, misguided, permissive to rapists

City of Madison

MarketReady program looks to help minorities in Madison Public Market

System will help a total of 30 businesses, draw businesses to region


United Airlines potential discrimination strains already tenuous race relations

With evidence pointing to racial profiling, the United Airlines incident signals a change for the worse for minorities in America


The Women’s March was great, but white women can’t bail now

Minority groups need to become the focus of the feminist movement, as they have the most to lose

State of Wisconsin

WEDC grows grant program to aid minority businesses in Wisconsin

$585,000 in grants awarded to state organizations

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