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  • Protesters decry Walker budget cuts at UW-Madison rally

    Several hundred University of Wisconsin-Madison students, faculty and staffers braved subzero temperatures to protest Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cut $300 million over the next two years from the UW system. They rallied on campus Saturday on the...
  • Manes: Lessons in segregation, teaching and sun-dried tomatoes

    "... If I feel tomorrow like I feel today If I feel tomorrow like I feel today I'm gonna pack my trunk and make my getaway ..." — William C. Handy, "Saint Louis Blues" Felicia Childress is a retired kindergarten teacher from Gary who at 97 years...
  • African-American storyteller to perform in Tavares

    African-American storyteller to perform in Tavares
    Harriet Masembe, an American citizen and African storyteller, talks about her native continent through stories, songs and slides. Masembe, a teacher at the Learning Curve Academy in Tavares who appears at schools, colleges and in libraries throughout...
  • Chimps learn each other's grunts, but is it language?

    Chimps learn each other's grunts, but is it language?
    Chimpanzees can learn a new sound for a common object, suggesting that the ability to acquire the building blocks of language may be more ancient than humans, according to a new study. When a band of captive chimpanzees was transferred from the...
  • Rising tuition at public colleges, funding cuts leave students deeper in debt

    Michael Bayne has done everything you're supposed to do to avoid taking on too much debt for college. He lives off-campus to save money on housing. He's always working at least one job — sometimes two. And he enrolled at an in-state public school,...
  • Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more

    Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more
    Carl Barks' Duck by Peter Schilling Jr., Uncivilized, 122 pages, $12.95 "My cartoons weren't good," a Mickey Mouse doppelganger cheerfully declared on a recent episode of "The Simpsons." "They were just first." Fortunately, Disney's questionable quality...
  • African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events

    African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events
    The African-American Heritage Festival will kick off with a free cultural event beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 with a performance by "American Idol" contestant David Oliver Willis in the Tavares High gym, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave. The Community Choir of...
  • Researchers putting radio collars on coyotes, foxes on UW-Madison campus

    MADISON, Wis. There's no shortage of foot traffic on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Just after sunrise on a midwinter Saturday, though, most students and other Madison residents are ensconced indoors. No matter the snowy landscape tells the...
  • Peter R. Orszag: Scott Walker's risky university experiment

    It's hard to believe that Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cut $300 million from the University of Wisconsin's budget over the next two years would allow the school to maintain its quality. Walker would prohibit the university from raising tuition during...
  • In death, Peter Traczyk leaves 'legacy of service'

    In death, Peter Traczyk leaves 'legacy of service'
    On Dec. 18, Oak Park Elementary District 97 School Board member Peter Traczyk marched triumphantly into the tail end of a board meeting, elated. After nearly a year, the district had come to an agreement with its teachers union. "We've got a contract,"...
  • Oak Park school board member found dead in west suburban meadow

    Oak Park school board member found dead in west suburban meadow
    An Oak Park school board member was found dead in a west suburban meadow Saturday morning, officials said Sunday. Peter Traczyk, who has been on the District 97 School Board since 2007, was found on North Avenue, east of First Avenue, in Melrose Park....