University COVID-19 Restrictions, How Americans Feel About US Supreme Court

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The sun rises over the U.S. Supreme Court building.
In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo the sun rises behind the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File

We talk to two journalists who cover higher education in Wisconsin and nationally about how universities are approaching COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the fall school start, and the political fight over those measures. Then, we talk to the head of the Marquette Law School Poll about their latest national poll on Americans’ attitudes towards the U.S. Supreme Court.

Featured in this Show

  • How Universities In Wisconsin, US Are Handling COVID-19 Restrictions For Fall

    Days after UW-Madison reinstituted a mask mandate on campus, Republicans on a state legislative committee voted to require UW-System to get approval for campus COVID-19 restrictions. We talk to WPR’s higher education reporter about the story, and hear from a national higher education reporter about how universities in other states are approaching the issue.

    Editors Note: During this segment, WPR reporter Rich Kremer incorrectly stated that it’s uncommon for the UW System to submit rules approved by the UW Board of Regents to the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules. All UW rules approved by the UW Board of Regents are submitted to the Legislature for approval. Since 2012, seven rules on campus free speech, employee dismissal and allegations of sexual misconduct have been reviewed by the committee. WPR regrets the error.

  • What Do Americans Think About The Supreme Court?

    A new poll from Marquette University Law School takes a look at how Americans feel about the U.S. Supreme Court. An analyst explains the results.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Michele Gerard Good Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Elizabeth Redden Guest
  • Charles Franklin Guest