UWM in the News: Week Ending June 7, 2012


Peters named new UWM engineering dean
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 7, 2012
Brett A. Peters has been named dean of the College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UW System regents approve 5.5 percent tuition hike
TMJ4 – June 7, 2012
Tuitions throughout the University of Wisconsin System will rise 5.5 percent for the 2012-13 academic year. The Board of Regents approved the proposal Thursday at the UW-Milwaukee campus.

UW System regents meeting to discuss tuition hike
Fox6 – June 7, 2012
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Top officials in the University of Wisconsin System are meeting to discuss a possible tuition increase and other issues.

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Labor’s Loss in Wisconsin Seen Tempting Other Governors
Bloomberg – June 6, 2012
“The unions are dinosaurs and a meteor just hit the Earth,” said Mordecai Lee, a government affairs professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “The dinosaurs will slowly die out.”

Analysis: Walker’s win in Wisconsin boosts conservatives
MSN News Center – June 6, 2012
“This means the Republican revolution is on. (Democratic President) Barack Obama should start sweating,” said Mordecai Lee, a government affairs specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Idaho State University researchers make discovery about potential causes of autism
ISU Headlines – June 6, 2012
Rebecca Klaper at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School for Freshwater Sciences contributed to a study on the potential causes of Autism done at the University of Idaho.

Community must solve Milwaukee’s infant mortality crisis, expert says
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 6, 2012
Magda Peck, the founding dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s new Zilber School of Public Health, closed the summit by challenging members of the audience to take responsibility for making Milwaukee a healthier place for infants and their families.

Sister Farley’s revenge: Want to popularize a book? Ban it.
The Washington Post – June 6, 2012
Professor Joyce Latham at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee recommends looking beneath the stated objection to a book.

UW to raise tuition again
Wausau Daily Herald – June 5, 2012
The UW System Board of Regents will discuss the proposed 2012-13 budget at its upcoming meeting Thursday and Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Recommended increase would push in-state tuition above $10,000 per year at UW
Wisconsin State Journal – June 5, 2012
If the proposed 5.5% increase on tuition is passed, tuition would increase by $422 at UW-

Crunch time for recall volunteers
CNN – June 3, 2012
Lane Hall is a 56-year-old English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Per Walker’s legislation — known as simply Act 10 — Hall’s benefits were cut by 8%. And while 8% may not sound as bad as others in the state have seen, Hall says the benefits package at UW-Milwaukee used to be the selling point at the school.

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New Faces, New Places for June 4
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 3, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education hired Asif Ashiqali as assistant dean, Angel Stoddard to oversee online instructional programs for the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development & Leadership and Rachelle Perotto as director of its Career Transition Center.

A state divided: Is this the future of Wisconsin politics?
LaCrosse Tribune – June 4, 2012
“That was a fight to the death,” said Mordecai Lee, UW-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic state lawmaker. “Major changes to the status quo always entail vicious fights. But gradually the new status quo becomes the new normal and things die back down.”

NATA Summit offers an international ‘meet and greet’
MY Racine County.com – June 3, 2012
Donald Pienkos (a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), along with Ewa Barczyk-Pease, Director of UW-Milwaukee Libraries, traveled to Chicago on May 21to meet with Bronislaw Komorowski, the President of Poland.

After recall, who will heal state’s wounds?
fdlreporter.com – June 2, 2012
“That was a fight to the death,” said Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic state lawmaker. “Major changes to the status quo always entail vicious fights. But gradually the new status quo becomes the new normal and things die back down.”

Milwaukee Youth Council speak out on student loans
Milwaukee Courier – June 2, 2012
The City of Milwaukee Youth Council held a news conference on Friday, May 25 at Spaights Plaza at UW-Milwaukee to urge the Wisconsin federal delegation to extend student loan interest rates at the current 3.4 percent level.

Walker’s jobs record an unmitigated disaster
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 2, 2012
Marc V. Levine (Economics) is quoted on his stance on job creation strategies in Wisconsin compared to those in foreign countries.

Final Flurry
Wisconsin Public Television – June 1, 2012
UW-Milwaukee Professor Mordecai Lee helps with debate analysis in the final meeting of Governor Walker and his opponent Tom Barrett.

Hari Trivedi, 3rd gubernatorial recall candidate, fighting for undecided voters
TMJ4 – June 1, 2012
UWM government professor Mordecai Lee calls a third candidate in this race, unusual.  And he doesn’t see Trivedi throwing off this race, no matter how close it is.


UW track and field; UWM baseball players drafted
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 6, 2012
Junior right-hander Jordan Guth of UW-Milwaukee was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers took UWM senior catcher Paul Hoenecke in the 24th round with 746th overall pick. Brewers turn to pitchers in major league draft
Green Bay Press Gazette – June 6, 2012
In the 12th round, Milwaukee chose pitcher Eric Semmelhack from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He attended Oak Creek High School.
Morning State Sports Briefs: UW-Stout’s Nelson named Track Athlete of the Year
Pierce County Herald – June 1, 2012
UW-Milwaukee has been named the Horizon League All-Sports’ champion for the past school year. The Panthers won the James McCafferty Trophy for the first time in three years.
WIAA TRACK & FIELD: Off to the show
Baraboo News Republic – June 1, 2012
The three-sport athlete, who came off the bench for the Thunderbirds basketball team last winter, garnered a full scholarship to run for the UW-Milwaukee Panthers distance team next season.


Summerdances: Destiny, chance and circumstance
Third Coast Digest – June 2, 2012
Destiny. Chance. Circumstance. Ambitious themes for young dancers, but UW-Milwaukee dance faculty and students carried them well in their annual Summerdances concert.