Education

UW partners with U.S. Cyber Command for cybersecurity education

MADISON, Wis. -- U.S. Cyber Command selected UW to join its new cybersecurity education initiative, officials announced Monday. The Academic Engagement Network, created earlier this month, is designed to prepare students to assist CYBERCOM in advancing information networks and withstanding…

Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda.

25 Wisconsin inmates earn associate's degrees

MILWAUKEE -- More than two dozen people who are incarcerated in Wisconsin took a big step Friday toward rehabilitating their lives. Twenty-five men and women earned their associate's degrees from…

UW regents to consider final recommendation for president

University of Wisconsin System leaders are close to announcing their pick for system president. The Board of Regents is slated to meet Friday afternoon to make their choice between UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt and business attorney Jay Rothman. The selection comes after the system has gone two years without a permanent leader and during a time of heightened concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson has been serving as interim president since Ray Cross retired in June 2020. The regents named Jim Johnsen, then president of the University of Alaska, as the lone finalist for the job the month Cross retired but Johnsen withdrew his name from consideration that same month amid a massive backlash about the selection process and his spotty record in Alaska.

UW-La Crosse, Western Tech partner to provide learning materials for Afghan students at Fort McCoy

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — UW-La Crosse and Western Technical College are providing learning materials for Afghan evacuees staying at Fort McCoy. A donation from National Geographic helped provide hundreds of student workbooks, CDs and DVDs. The donation will help the students learn English as they prepare to move away from the Monroe County military installation. The materials aren’t just…