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Abigail Fisher and Edward Blum walk outside the Supreme Court in October 2012.

Edward Blum, a key player in the Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin affirmative action case and in the litigation that gutted Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, is at it again.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Berge family shows off farming expertise for five generations

It has been 16 years since Matt Berge returned to his family's farm in rural Valders with a newly minted degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Valders, WI

Grist Magazine

Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds, sans patents

There's been an argument going on for at least 100 years over seeds. Should they be free? Or should the people who develop them control, and profit from, their use? If they were shared, we'd have a more fluid development of agricultural technology, because all plant breeders could experiment with the best stuff.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Life, Food, Vegetables

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research project aims to foster innovation

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Babcock, WI, Life, Food, Cheese, Agriculture, Science, Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Courier Online

Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives presents 8th annual Line Breaks

Caption: "Jungle Kings" deals with the processing of black and brown men into a world of gangs and prison culture.

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Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Theater, Arts, Dane County, WI, Milwaukee, WI

Inventor Spot

New Super Oat Invention To Improve Heart Health

Science's ever-turning cogs have been at it again, and this time the cogs in question have been turning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and specifically within its team of plant breeders, led by John Mochon.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions

Muskego

Two Local Businessmen Join CC&N and NEXT Electric Board

CC&N and NEXT Electric have added E.J. Kubick, an executive vice president of MetalTek International in Waukesha, and Kyle Spader, president of the U.S. Division of IEWC Corp. in New Berlin, to its board of directors.

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Related Topix: Waukesha, WI, New Berlin, WI, Wisconsin, Muskego, WI

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Medical News Today

New test can diagnose asthma, even in the absence of symptoms

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

No sign of trauma in death of baby gorilla at Milwaukee Zoo

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee County, WI

This Day in Wisconsin History

'Slavery By Another Name' Debuts April 22

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the final film in a four-part documentary series, "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," in Madison on Tuesday, April 22. Selected segments of "Slavery By Another Name" will air at 7 pm in the auditorium of the Society's headquarters at 816 State Street in Madison.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Greenwood woman receives AWA recognition

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Association of Women in Agriculture recognized special award winners recently for their outstanding service and contribution to the organization.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Wisconsin

Progressive Farmer

Jet Stream Research Called "Holy Grail" in Understanding Climate-Change Impact

The dramatic loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean due to rapid Arctic warming has altered the polar-region jet stream and helped to bring on extreme weather events of recent years, including the Midwest drought of 2012, record flooding rains of 2013, and the harsh, cold 2013-2014 winter, according to a climate-change expert at Rutgers University.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Rutgers University

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Zenner leaves impressive career of medical care

At the end of April, Dr. Thomas Zenner, 61, plans to retire from his work at the Bellin Health Clinic, local nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Kewaunee after 31 years.

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Related Topix: Kewaunee, WI, Kewaunee County, WI, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Producer meeting focuses on sanitization

Dr. Donald Socket, UW-Madison Veterinary Diagnostics Lab, and Rich O'Reskie, Oxxion, discussed how to properly clean sanitize calf feeding equipment and the use of chlorine dioxide as a sanitizer on dairy farms at the March 20 Dairyland Veterinary Service producer meeting.

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Medical News Today

Infants' hair can offer clues to life in the womb

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Counterpunch

The Problem of Wealth

MARX: A HERO FOR OUR TIME? - Suddenly, everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone seems to be talking about Karl Marx.

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WKOW-TV

New Alzheimer's research at UW Madison

Research at UW-Madison is showing that the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease might be as much about lifestyle as aging.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Madison, WI, Health, Dane County, WI

WKXW-FM Trenton

Michelle Obama: High School Diploma is Not Enough

It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation.

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The Badger Herald Online

Tuition freeze 'unsustainable' solution to college affordability

After Gov. Scott Walker called for a two-year extension to the current University of Wisconsin System's tuition freeze, some critics have called the move short-sighted and an overly simplistic solution to keeping higher education affordable.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Speckhard named president, CEO of LWR

Daniel V. Speckhard of McLean, Va. - who has served in a number of high-level diplomatic roles - begins July 1 as the next president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief , Baltimore.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, Religion, Lutheran Church, Iraq, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

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