UWM in the News, week ending April 30, 2014

Nonprofit aims to raise $10 million to seed health care start-ups
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 26
The nonprofit Bridge to Cures Inc. and UWM are partnering  to raise $10 million to seed health care start-ups involved in areas like drug development, medical devise and diagnostics.

Dance grad says UWM pulled health care rug out from under him
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April, 28
A former dance graduate at UWM has sued the college for retroactively canceling his fellowship without notice after he had obtained expensive medical treatment in reliance on UWM’s assurances it was covered.

Loan mix-up costs some UW-Milwaukee graduates thousands
WISN 12, April 26
Hundred of UWM graduates have suddenly been hit with unexpected student loan payments, and in some cases, it is years after they graduated.

Using Performance Art to Alert Drivers to Look Out for Pedestrians
WUWM.com, April 30, 2014
A series of three street performances coming up Thursday and Friday carries a simple message, remember to see and stop for pedestrians. Anne Basting was inspired by building the performances on people facing issues from memory loss to isolation.

Apple co-founder Wozniak and others to speak at Flying Car
OnMilwaukee.com, April 28
Steve Wozniak, a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, is coming to Milwaukee this summer. He’ll speak Friday, June 27, at the UWM Zelazo Center.

Few trade-offs in minimum wage increase
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 25
William Holahan (economics) and Charles Kroncke (finance) speak about proponents of increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour assert that fairness and decency demands that those who work 2,000 hours a year should earn incomes that exceed federal poverty levels.

Sweet wins
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 30
Already proving their prowess in the kitchen are students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who participated last week in an International Dessert Competition organized by a French professor.

UWM Presents ‘Surviving The Cycle’ at Kenilworth
ExpressMilwaukee.com, April 30
Surviving the Cycle, a play written and directed by Richard. This play is a cross-disciplinary production focusing on abusive relationships with a cast made up of UWM social work, marketing, film and education students.

New seed fund to benefit medical research
BizTimes.com, April 28
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has awarded $140,000 to new nonprofit corporation Bridge to Cures Inc. to establish a seed fund to benefit medical research in southeastern Wisconsin. The nonprofit is working with UWM.

Mayor Tom Barrett defends development record, backs arena with regional funds
BizJournals.com, April 28
Mayor Tom Barrett, speaks about his accomplishments that he is working on including The Brewery Project at the old Pabst Brewing Co. property, including the UWM School of Public Health, received $13.5 million in financing, credits and infrastructure improvements from the city.

Should race be taken into consideration when deciding college admissions?
Fox6now.com, April 27
This article is about how race should be required on an application in order to level the diversity.