May 6, 2014 - 4:45pm
University of Wisconsin institutions would have to justify fund balances that get too high, but they'd be allowed to run their balances down to zero, under a plan approved by lawmakers.
May 5, 2014 - 11:45am
Rachel Crowl takes a picture of Lawrence University senior Taylor Tomaszewski. Photo: Steve Olson
With ubiquitous social media and searches available to every potential employer, job-seekers need to think about more than just their resume. Colleges and universities are helping soon-to-be graduates manage their online profiles and put their best face forward.
May 5, 2014 - 11:15am
Dane County is starting a program to ensure by the year 2020, 80 percent of 4-year olds will be ready for kindergarten. Right now only 60 percent are.
May 5, 2014 - 10:45am
Vince Schmuki wore a shirt at the State Republican Convention expressing his displeasure with State Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon. Delegates defeated a resolution that would have condemned Olsen for his support of the Common Core education standards. Photo: Shawn Johnson / WPR
Delegates at the Republican State Convention defeated a resolution that was aimed at condemning two GOP state lawmakers for their support of Common Core education standards.
April 29, 2014 - 1:45pm
Attendees at the Young Americans For Liberty convention in Madison, April 2014. Photo: Galen Druke / WPR
In the years since 2008, when millennials were credited with helping to put President Obama in office, enthusiasm for national politics among youth has waned. A recent Pew Poll showed that 50 percent of millennials don't affiliate with any party. One libertarian group, Young Americans for Liberty,...
April 24, 2014 - 4:15pm
Above, UW System President Ray Cross. Photo: Ray Cross (CC-BY-NC)
In the wake of last year's debacle over the University of Wisconsin's finances, a new plan for how the UW will report its reserves has been been unanimously approved by the Legislature's audit committee.
April 24, 2014 - 10:15am
State lawmakers approved two measures relating to University of Wisconsin pay and personnel Monday: the UW will have its own personnel systems separate from the rest of state government, and senior executives could get big pay increases.
April 23, 2014 - 4:45pm
Sen. Rand Paul during the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA).
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul visited Saint Anthony Middle School in Milwaukee on Wednesday to promote taxpayer-funded school vouchers, especially for Latino students.
April 14, 2014 - 4:15pm
A research project at the University of Wisconsin-Stout aims to make trucking more comfortable and safer for women drivers.
April 11, 2014 - 4:15pm
After the UW System announced a projected $1.25 billion surplus for the end of the fiscal year, Gov. Scott Walker proposed another tuitition freeze.