Week Ending Jan. 5, 2012

NEWS

Romney, Santorum Actually Tied Iowa Caucus, Experts Say
Live Science – January 4, 2012
Political scientist Thomas Holbrook of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee agreed that these sources of error far outstrip Romney’s margin of victory.

OPINION: 2011 was a year for thinking big
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 31, 2011
Anne Basting, director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center on Age and Community, does groundbreaking research into improving the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Voter ID session for seniors set for Wednesday
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 4, 2012
More than 177,000 seniors and nearly 100,000 other adults over 35 in Wisconsin don’t have driver’s licenses, according to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee study.

A new chapter for the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association
ThirdCoast Digest – January 4, 2012
Keith Bender, a labor economist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, agreed: “If Gov. Walker were recalled … it would change the dynamics quite a bit. But I don’t see any major changes in the short term.”

Abele draws no opponents for spring re-election bid
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 3, 2012
By keeping his promise to push for a no-tax increase budget, Abele gave little room for a conservative to run to his right, noted Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee governmental affairs professor.

Candidates make final pleas before start of Iowa caucus Tuesday
Fox 6 – January 2, 2012
UW-Milwaukee Governmental Affairs professor Mordecai Lee says the outcome of the Iowa caucus could impact Wisconsin voters due to Wisconsin’s open primary law.

Obama’s ‘Organizing for America’ Facing Volunteer Shortage
Fox News – January 2, 2012
“He’s not going to get the same sort of Messianic fervor,” said UW-Milwaukee political science professor Mordecai Lee, a former Democratic state lawmaker. “But he’ll get enthusiasm.”

A corporate culture of health (or else)
The Boston Globe – January 1, 2012
This applied to life at home, as well: Ford investigators reviewed workers’ bank books, interviewed their neighbors, made sure they didn’t smoke, drink, or stay out late, notes Stephen Meyer, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Wisconsin’s State Politics Year In Review
Ashland Current – December 30, 2011
UW-Milwaukee Political Science Professor Mordecai Lee says he’s followed state government for four decades and has never seen anything like it.

No Wisconsin Recall Fatigue as Signatures Surge Against Walker
San Francisco Chronicle – December 30, 2011
“This is simply the shorts before the feature,” said Mordecai Lee, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

ARTS

Kay Knight: TCD Artist of the Month
ThirdCoast Digest – January 3,2012
Knight, an art professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1992, is showing five works in our window through January.