A new survey of University of Wisconsin System students has found that most respondents are afraid to express their views about controversial topics in class out of fear other students won’t agree or it could hurt their grades.
UW-Madison students and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism explore marijuana legalization
Student journalists are investigating various aspects of marijuana legalization in Wisconsin, which has taken on new currency with the election of Gov. Tony Evers.
Is democracy decaying in Wisconsin? University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students investigate
A class led by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism explores the role of citizens in this post-Citizens United, voter ID, gerrymandered world
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism to hire first paid intern for public engagement and marketing
The award-winning Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is seeking to hire its first public engagement and marketing intern.
The paid intern will assist the Associate Director in engaging the Center’s audiences through social media, events and other outreach, and working to increase and track the reach and impact of WisconsinWatch.org reports.
Shot fired, texts deployed at UW
Police at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used an unprecedented amount of texts and social media to communicate with campus during an emergency Sept. 18.
Lawmakers’ attempt to evict Center arouses national controversy
Motion 999 was approved 12-4 down party lines, with Republicans in the majority, around 6 a.m. The controversy and coverage began shortly afterward, from news organizations and groups across the nation and the political spectrum.
Lawmaker calls for review of Camp Randall scoreboard pick
State Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, is asking state and University of Wisconsin-Madison officials to review the process through which a subcontractor was selected to build a new scoreboard and sound system at Camp Randall Stadium, to see if the jobs should be rebid.
News about us: Kudos to our UW grads
Props to two WisconsinWatch.org reporters who are graduating from UW-Madison.
Investigators head off threats from 125 troubled people at UW-Madison
Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say they defused threats from 125 troubled students, employees and area residents under a little-known program launched two years ago in response to deadly tragedies on college campuses in Virginia and Illinois.
But the program didn’t identify at least three individuals before they caused problems at Wisconsin’s flagship campus, including threats against a campus leader, a bomb threat and a murder near campus.
Seattle’s mystery man identified as University of Wisconsin grad
The man who woke up in a Seattle park with $600 in his sock but with apparently no memory of his identity is Edward F. Lighthart, who graduated in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a French degree.
Can you help identify Jon Doe?
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is assisting The Seattle Times in an effort to determine the identity of a man, possibly suffering from amnesia, who turned up three weeks ago at a Seattle park. The man says he attended UW-Madison in the 1980s.