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Public Safety Report

February 23, 2011

What’s happening? Madison College Public Safety Department responds to many calls for service.  However we would like to keep the college community informed.  Here are some of the notable incidents this month. On Feb. 5, Madison College Public Safety Officers removed a disorderly student who had...

Clarion staff win 14 state, regional awards

Clarion staff

February 23, 2011

Members of The Clarion staff were presented with a total of 14 state and regional awards at two recent newspaper conferences. The Clarion received four awards including first place award in “Best of Show for Two-Year College Newspapers” at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College...

Off the Shelf: Civil war to civil rights, books tell black history

Renee Anhalt, Library staff

February 23, 2011

In 1976, President Ford declared his intention to “honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every endeavor throughout our history” by designating the month of February Black History Month. The theme for this year’s observance – “African-Americans and the Civil War”...

UW split could increase tuition, hurt low income students

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

February 23, 2011

The University of Wisconsin-Madison may be taking a step toward less state control, which could result in increased tuition rates. In a Jan. 7 memo to Secretary Mike Huebsch, UW-Madison Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin outlined a proposal for public authority status, where the university would...

What’s in the budget repair bill?

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

February 23, 2011

Governor Scott Walker introduced his “budget repair bill” on Friday, Feb. 11, as a way to combat the state’s projected deficit. Walker’s office announced an estimated deficit of $137 million for the current fiscal year, and a $3.6 billion deficit in 2013.  That number is currently being disputed...

Protestors fight to protect collective bargaining rights

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor

February 23, 2011

The crowd of thousands of red-clad protesters in the state capitol building on Feb. 17 chanted, “This is what democracy looks like,” loud enough to disrupt Senate proceedings.  The group included students, teachers, state employees, nurses, firefighters, police and many more who expressed concern...

Help for returning adult students

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2011

Inflated unemployment rates over the past several years have led to a major increase in college enrollment. To accommodate an older generation returning to school, Madison Area Technical College received a $750,000 post-secondary education grant to develop The Center for Adult Learning. The center...

An active way to learn about leadership

Ryan Spoehr, News Editor

February 9, 2011

Student Life is planning a series of fun-filled activities to help boost students’ leadership skills. The events are a part of the Madison College leadership adventure series. The series is an initiative on combining outdoor education with leadership exercises. The focus is to bring students together...

Progress made on the college’s building plans

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor

February 9, 2011

After gaining the community’s approval in the November referendum, the construction of new facilities is set to begin in July.  Though Madison Area Technical College is still in the long process of gaining approvals at the city and state levels, many are optimistic about the future. The proposed...

Tapping the wind: Classes teach students about wind energy

Ryan Spoehr, News Editor

February 9, 2011

Both the Watertown and Fort Atkinson campus now have a class devoted to renewable energy.  In November 2009, construction was finished on the wind turbine at the Fort Atkinson campus.  Since then, there has been an Introduction to Wind Energy Class instituted at Watertown and Fort Atkinson. The...

Campus Updates

Clarion staff

February 9, 2011

Mardi Gras Masquerade A Mardi Gras Masquerade is Friday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Madison College Truax Cafeteria. Cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple or four non-perishable food items per person. WISPIRG Kick-Off  The WISPIRG Kick-Off Meeting is rescheduled to Wednesd...

Public Safety Report

Joe Steffen, Crime Prevention Leader

February 9, 2011

What’s happening? Madison College Public Safety Department responds to many calls for service.  However we would like to keep the college community informed.  Here are some of the notable incidents this month. On Jan. 26, Madison College Public Safety Officers removed a disorderly individual from th...

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