Week Ending Feb. 9, 2012

NEWS

Opinion: Give UW the freedom to manage its own affairs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 4, 2012
Acting UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward, and Mike Lovell, chancellor of UW-Milwaukee, will testify Wednesday before the Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities, a legislative committee examining restructuring the UW System.

Opinion: Milwaukee should get busy and write a strategic plan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 4, 2012
Only 44.7% of the area’s working-age black males between the ages of 16 and 64 were employed in 2010, according to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee report that relied on U.S. census data.

Wheaton sells stake in Fox Valley health system
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 8, 2012
“This is part of a national trend,” said Robert De Vita, an adjunct faculty member at the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Innovation Park road plan reviewed
Wauwatosa Now – February 8, 2012
The UWM Innovation Park project designed to transform the County Grounds into what one university official described as a rival for Silicon Valley is moving ahead in phases, forecast to continue through 2031.

Lakefront Marathon creates Claws vs. Paws collegiate challenge
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 8, 2012
The 2012 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon will have a collegiate contest pitting a team from Concordia University Wisconsin against one from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

12 News Finds Prisoners On Facebook
WISN – February 7, 2012
“Prisoners being prisoners, not all of them have good intentions. A lot of these intentions are very nefarious,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee criminal justice Professor Stan Stojkovic said.

Plan Commission opposes student apartments in Riverwest
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 7, 2012
The apartments would be primarily marketed to students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, although the units would be available to non-students.

Milwaukee couple seeks justice in Russia
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 6, 2012
“Everyone takes the money and shuts up. Katya is not afraid,” said Joe Peschio, an assistant professor of Russian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Scandal allegations scramble 2 Milwaukee races
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 5, 2012
If the allegations lead to formal action, they could be decisive in the treasurer’s campaign, but it’s still too early to gauge their impact, says Mordecai Lee, professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Successful schools get high marks for culture
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel –February 4, 2012
Woodlands, a kindergarten through eighth-grade charter school authorized to operate through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

SPORTS

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sweeps Wisconsin-Green Bay
CollegeSwimming.com – February 4, 2012
K.J. Heger broke a school record, the team combined to post eight more season-best and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s swimming and diving team marched to a convincing 184-59 win over Green Bay on Senior Day in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Klotsche Natatorium Saturday afternoon.