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3 hrs ago | WMTV Madison

Blackshades the possible hidden risk on your computer

Blackshades, we're not talking about sunglasses. In fact, the total opposite. It's a type of malware that has made national headlines, and is making some people think twice about what they do in front of their computer.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, Computer Security, Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Niles librarian excited to start as director of Lombarda s Helen Plum

Barbara Kruser, assistant director of the Niles Public Library, has been named the new director of the Helen Plum Memorial Library in Lombard.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Niles, IL, Lombard, IL, Dupage County, IL

10 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Gay marriage just the latest big issue before Judge Crabb

Her father and grandfather were lawyers. So was a favored uncle. And as a schoolgirl in suburban Chicago, she really did dream of one day becoming a judge.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Milwaukee, WI

11 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

U. Wisconsin Denies Plan to Distribute Grades According to Race

It calls for "proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels of an institution, including high status special programs, high-demand majors, and in the distribution of grades."

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11 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Wisconsin English survey hopes to track changing language, dialect

You betcha. Don't cha know. Supper. A bubbler. If you grew up in the Midwest you probably have said and heard these sayings before.

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15 hrs ago | Greenfield

Celebrations: June 20

The following graduates earned their bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December: from Greenfield, Collin Scherbert , science, Ashley Steger , science, Justin Van Wieringen , geological engineering, and Nicholas Yeutter , kinesiology, and from West Allis, Zachary Day , letters.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, West Allis, WI, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Greenfield, WI, University of Minnesota

19 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

UW-Madison band won't make trip to first game

The Bucky faithful will travel to Houston for the Advocare Texas Kickoff Aug. 30. But, the university's band will stay home.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Free Republic

Forget Learning Anything, University Says Grades Should Be Distributed Equally Based On Ethnicity

Political correctness has now reached an entirely new stratosphere: The University of Wisconsin-Madison believes grades should be apportioned based on race: The policy, named the 'Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence,' calls for 'proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels of an ... (more)

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WKOW-TV

Scott Resnick officially joins Madison's mayoral race

After months of rumors and assumptions by many who are involved in Madison city politics, 8th District Alder Scott Resnick has officially announced his candidacy for mayor.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI

Germantown

Battle of the Bands to feature groups from Germantown, Menomonee Falls

There was more than a love and appreciation of music in common for a surprising number of the bands who competed in the July 22 Battle of the Bands competition at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

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Related Topix: Menomonee Falls, WI, Education Etc.

Church Executive

Faith communities are dumping their fossil fuel investments

Activists support fossil fuel divestment in front of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Bascom Hall on April 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: Activism, Union Theological Seminary, Global Warming, Environment, Science, Christian Music, RNS

New Berlin

Celebrations: Feb. 20

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Gscheidmeier of New Berlin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, University of Notre Dame

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Badger Herald Online

New high rises at the forefront of Madison's summer renovations

Summer means construction season, and in downtown Madison, that means new housing and retail space that could lead to a different feel near campus.

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Daily Kos

Justice of the Day - Wiley Blount Rutledge

Today's Justice of the Day is: WILEY BLOUNT RUTLEDGE. Justice Rutledge was born on this day, July 20, in 1894.

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Related Topix: Maryville College, University of Iowa, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Star Tribune

Is literature dead? Ask your Kindle.

Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books they have no intention of reading? And, how can one ever find the time to read a book at all? The first question is raised by Jordan Ellenberg, a mathematician at the University of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kindle, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Arts, Literature, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Books, Skype, Ipad, Science / Technology, Opinion

CrimProf Blog

Buckley et al. on Cooperating with the State

Noah Buckley , Timothy Frye , Scott Gehlbach and Lauren McCarthy have posted Cooperating with the State: Evidence from Survey Experiments on Policing in Russia and Georgia on SSRN.

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Related Topix: Columbia University

National Review Online

University of Wisconsin Faculty Votes to Apportion Grades by Race

Earlier this year, the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty senate adopted a new Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence , which, according to the campus's Board of Regents, "places the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle."

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Chemical & Engineering News

Diamond Drives Chemistry, With Help From Light

Irradiating H-capped diamond with UV light liberates electrons in water that selectively convert CO2 to CO.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Gizmag

Experimental diesel/gas engine could give 2009 Saturn a big boost in fuel efficiency

Five years ago we first heard about a Caterpillar diesel engine located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, that had been modified to run on an unlikely-sounding mixture of diesel and gasoline .

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Related Topix: Gadgets

Brookfield

North Shore Bank Promotes Susan T. Doyle to senior vice president of retail banking

BROOKFIELD, Wis. North Shore Bank today announced that Susan T. Doyle has been appointed senior vice president of retail banking.

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Related Topix: Brookfield, WI, Non-Profit, Milwaukee, WI

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