| Jul 3, 2015
| 4:26 PM
It wouldn't be stretching the truth to say that Steve Weisman is poised to become the medical pot kingpin of the Southland.
True, he would hate that characterization, and little about him resembles the sort one might guess would fit it.
| Jul 2, 2015
| 1:31 PM
Where two-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stands on various issues that will be debated in the Republican presidential campaign, a race he's joining.
As early as 2002, Walker supported creating a pathway to citizenship for immigrants...
| Jul 1, 2015
| 2:44 PM
Gov. Scott Walker has signed a Republican bill that would require the University of Wisconsin System to complete a report tracking the origin high schools of students taking remedial courses.
The measure would require the system to determine the high...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 2:12 PM
Hampton University received two grants recently that will give a boost to two areas of study by creating new centers at the school.
NASA awarded a $5 million grant that will create research opportunities. It's designed to take under-represented students...
| Jun 26, 2015
| 3:00 AM
It wasn’t long ago that the forecasting arm of the Wisconsin Legislature was predicting that state government by mid-2015 would be flush with a surplus topping $1 billion, which Gov. Scott Walker could have showcased in his bid for the Republican...
| Jun 26, 2015
| 5:24 PM
Seven college students from Illinois were chosen as summer interns at the White House, among them the 21-year-old daughter of Michael Sacks, a major donor to the president and a close ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Sacks and his wife, Cari, have given...
| Jun 24, 2015
| 8:01 AM
Exceptional Exteriors has been selected as the "OnDeck Small Business of the Month."
The owner of the full-service landscaping company based in Bowie, Mazen Deifallah, was honored by the Baysox on June 12 prior to their game with the Portland Sea Dogs....
| Jun 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
It's common to fret over unintended consequences. But what about intended consequences?
In Wisconsin, lawmakers are debating a proposed change to state law that would weaken tenure protections at the University of Wisconsin system's schools. If it...
| Jun 22, 2015
| 12:27 PM
One hundred years ago this month, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin dedicated a bronze plaque commemorating a historic victory for academic freedom. When a distinguished faculty member, economist Richard T. Ely, had been accused of...
| Jun 14, 2015
| 2:14 AM
During the run-up to the recall election to kick Scott Walker out of office in 2012 as Wisconsin's governor, a host of conservative media and public-policy organizations pushed back.
A Wisconsin think-tank called The MacIver Institute questioned the...
| Jun 15, 2015
| 4:06 PM
Anyone concerned about America's future generations has to be dismayed at the condition of public higher education.
Few institutions garner more admiration-by-lip-service from business leaders and politicians; few are more relentlessly shortchanged by...