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Statue of Liberty to return to Lake Mendota

The original was in 1979, but Lady Liberty made a return in 2019 after 40 years

The Statue of Liberty tradition is returning to Lake Mendota during the Wisconsin Union's Winter Carnival on Feb. 3-9.

Students in Wisconsin could be expelled for speaking out

Under a new piece of legislation that passed through the Wisconsin State Assembly on Wednesday night, students who disrupt speeches on campus at University of Wisconsin schools could be suspended, or even expelled, for speaking out.

Webcam makes hawk family worldwide sensation

Five red-tailed hawks in Wisconsin have become worldwide reality stars.Two parents and three chicks live in a nest on a ledge at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.School officials set up a webcam last month, thinking the local community might enjoy watching the chicks develop. However, bird enthusiasts began sharing the web link, and now thousands of viewers are logging on every day from across the U.S., Europe and Asia.The webcam provides a crystal-clear view of the nest and the downy-covered chicks. One or both parents are usually in the frame as well. If they're lucky, viewers might catch a glimpse of the parents serving up mice, rabbits or squirrels.UW-Madison information-technology worker John Lalande said he's pleasantly surprised by how popular the webcam has become.To see hawks, visit this website.

UW-Madison ends La Crosse nursing program

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ending its nursing education program at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse.The UW School of Nursing dean says the university is consolidating its nursing school on the Madison campus. For the past seven years, juniors and seniors in the UW nursing program could complete their degree requirements in western Wisconsin.WXOW-TV reported Gundersen Lutheran executive Mary Lu Gerke said the health system will continue to work with local colleges to educate nurses to meet the need for health care professionals in western Wisconsin.

LA Police Investigating Chadima Allegation

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an allegation that former University of Wisconsin-Madison athletic official John Chadima sexually assaulted a student employee.

UW Scientist Suspends Bird Flu Research

Amid public fear that bird flu viruses will escape a University of Wisconsin-Madison research laboratory, a UW scientist said Friday he is suspending his research for 60 days.Researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Center in the…

Badgers', Ducks' Fans Team Up For Service Project

Before competing in the Rose Bowl next week, fans and students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon will be on the same team for a New Year's Day community service project.According to a news release from…