Week Ending Jan. 26, 2012


OPINION: A devastating blow to blacks
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 21, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Marc Levine’s studies show that in Milwaukee nearly 50% of working-age black males are unemployed.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s annual address comes amid turmoil
Appleton Post-Crescent – January 24, 2012
“Oh what a difference a year makes,” said Mordecai Lee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic state lawmaker.

Employment of black men drops drastically
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 23, 2012
In the wake of the 2008-’09 recession, black male employment in metro Milwaukee plunged to the lowest levels on record, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Also in: WHBL Sheboygan, Pierce County Herald, Fox 6

Will recall be a referendum or a real election?
Capital Times – January 22, 2012
UW-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic state legislator Mordecai Lee put it more succinctly: For Democrats, “the perfect candidate would be a potted plant.”


UWM tabs Henschel women’s soccer coach
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 24, 2012
The Panthers picked UW-Whitewater’s Greg Henschel to take the reins of the program, UWM athletic director Rick Costello announced Tuesday.

UWM set to induct four into Hall of Fame
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 23, 2012
David Marshall, Lindsey (Spoden) Vanden Berg, Timeka Walker and Keith Zeise will be inducted into UW-Milwaukee’s Bud K. Haidet Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday.