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Clarion staff

June 28, 2011


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New Partnership Fusion Science Theater and Truax campus present “That’s the way the Ball Bounces” and “The Burning Question” on April 30 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Studio Theater Room 206. Shows are recommended for children ages 5-12. There is a suggestion donation of $3 for adults an...

President’s Message: Some encouraging news for Madison College graduates

Dr. Bettsey Barhorst, Madison College President

June 28, 2011


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Our spring Commencement is coming up fast. It’s a special time of the year for our students and their families – filled with excitement, pride, and achievement. And while graduation is a time to celebrate all your hard work and accomplishments, it can also be a little scary. Stepping into the...

Off the Shelf: Library writing contest winner announced

Library Staff

June 28, 2011


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Madison College Libraries’ Second Annual National Library Week Student Essay Contest elicited some terrific responses.  It is both gratifying and encouraging to read stories about the impact the libraries’ staff, services, and resources have had on students’ success in college and beyond. Grand...

Nonprofit reunites families in Nepal

Nonprofit reunites families in Nepal

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

June 28, 2011


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An entire generation, tens of thousands of children, vanished after a decade of war in Nepal. Some were taken by Maoist rebels and forced to take up arms against the king before they had even reached puberty. Others fell into the hands of traffickers who, for a fee, promised impoverished families a better...

Students approve plan for a Peace Park

Students approve plan for a Peace Park

Ryan Spoehr, News editor

June 28, 2011


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The proposed social area deemed the “Peace Park” has been officially integrated into future construction plans for the Truax campus. At the April 15 Student Activities Board (SAB) meeting, funding for the Peace Park was approved. The Peace Park, originally proposed in 2001, will be a 9/11 memorial....

High price tag of WISPIRG leads to ‘nay’ vote

High price tag of WISPIRG leads to ‘nay’ vote

Ryan Spoehr, News editor

June 28, 2011


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After more than two hours of intense debate, the Student Activities Board voted down a proposed allocation of $72,772 to the Wisconsin Public Interest and Research Group (WISPIRG). The decision likely means WISPIRG will not have a presence on campus next year. The group was established as a club last...

College advocates for less regulation

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

June 28, 2011


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Leaders at Madison Area Technical College say they are looking for ways to save money and make the college more responsive to the needs of the community. They believe one way to do this would be to gain more flexibility under state regulations. Some may see similarities with the proposed New Badger...

New Badger Partnership still sparking debates

New Badger Partnership still sparking debates

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor

June 28, 2011


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A highly controversial part of the governor’s biennial budget proposal, the New Badger Partnership, would allow University of Wisconsin-Madison more flexibility in certain areas such as tuition, financial aid, faculty compensation, and building. The plan will also allow the university more autonomy...

Assembling the wave of resistance in Wisconsin

Ryan Spoehr & Sarah Blaskey, Clarion staff

April 13, 2011


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It is the end of the big rallies at the capitol. The occupation has long since been dismantled. But that doesn’t mean that the fight is over according to Ben Manski, a faculty member at Madison Area Technical College. Manski is founder of Wisconsin Wave, an organization that sprung from a grass-roots...

Senate elections around the corner

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor

April 13, 2011


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Student senate elections are just around the corner and this year we are looking at a significant turn over in our representatives.  Senators are supposed to be the voice of students at Madison College and participate in many aspects of college life, from affordable textbook campaigns to lobbying at...

Movie, shoe recycling celebrate Earth Day

Ryan Spoehr, News Editor

April 13, 2011


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Earth Day may come once a year, but this year the opportunity is there to celebrate it twice. Earth Day events at the college are being pushed up to April 19 to accommodate the Good Friday holiday. Madison College Sustainability Alliance (MESA) is partnering with United Common Ground and the Madison...

Patients’ families will have a place to call home in Middleton

Cristalyne Bell, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2011


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On slow days in the cafeteria, it is not out of place to see 52-year-old Rose Clearmont dancing to the radio playing in the background while she works as a cashier. Her cheery smile and friendly conversation are contagious to passersby. If she doesn’t love her job, or ever has bad days, it is doubtful...

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