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New Saint Kate hotel to host downtown location for Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) recently announced the opening of a new site within Saint Kate, Wisconsin’s first-of-its-kind arts hotel to open this spring in Milwaukee. The new affiliation, officially called MOWA | DTN as a reference to the downtown Milwaukee location, will consist of a 1,700-square-foot gallery located on the first floor of Saint Kate, offering travelers and guests from across the globe access to the highest caliber of Wisconsin art in Milwaukee’s newest experiential artistic platform. Expected to open in late spring 2019, Saint Kate has been designed as a place to create discussion and drive...

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Gubernatorial powers restored for Tony Evers after judge blocks lame-duck session laws

A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary block on a series of laws signed by then-Governor Scott Walker in December that limited the powers of his successor, Tony Evers. In his ruling on March 21, Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess blocked the laws, denying a request by the legislature to temporarily pause his order. “The ruling is a victory for the people of Wisconsin and for preserving the Wisconsin Constitution,” said Governor Tony Evers in statement. “The Legislature overplayed its hand by using an unlawful process to accumulate more power for itself and override the will of the people,...

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New business hub for minority entrepreneurs on schedule to open this summer along MLK Drive

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AACCW) announced the development of “Legacy” last year, a new innovation and co-working space designed by and for African American entrepreneurs. Construction for the new business hub has been underway, and Legacy will open its doors in July 2019 at 1920 N. MLK Drive in Milwaukee. “We were inspired by leaders like Victor Barnett and Dr. Valerie Daniels-Carter, and named the space Legacy as a tribute to entrepreneurs who have and are making the world a better place,” said Ossie Kendrix, president of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin....

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“Huron Building” selected in naming contest for North Broadway development project

The Milwaukee-based real estate development and investment firm, J. Jeffers & Co., recently announced that its latest downtown Milwaukee project will be called The Huron Building. Located at 511 N. Broadway, the development’s ground-breaking is scheduled for April 2019 with project completion expected to occur in the second half of 2020. The building’s name is the product of a contest organized by J. Jeffers and the law firm Husch Blackwell, the building’s anchor tenant which agreed to take over 71,000 square feet in the new development. The contest allowed Husch Blackwell personnel to suggest names to for consideration. The...

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MSOE gains partnership support with its educational leadership into artificial intelligence

More than $2.5 million has been pledged to name spaces within the new Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and support programs and technology within this state-of-the-art facility. The new building, expected to open in Fall 2019, will position MSOE at the forefront of artificial intelligence education and next-generation technologies. Donations have come from individuals, alumni, former faculty members, board members and local companies. “MSOE was built on partnerships with industry and we’re proud to continue that tradition,” said Dr. John Y. Walz, president of MSOE. “We are relying on our partners...

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Audit finds increase of anti-Semitic incidents in Wisconsin for fifth consecutive year

According to the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s 2018 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, Wisconsin has experienced an alarming rise in anti-Semitic disturbances. Mirroring the rise of white supremacy, racism, and anti-Semitism in the U.S. and across the globe, the new data shows an increase of occurrences for the fifth consecutive year, with a 20% increase from 2017. “What’s most alarming is the change in tenor and tone,” said Ann Jacobs, JCRC Chair. “The anti-Semitic incidents of 2018 were meaner, scarier, more personal, and unsettling.” JCRC showed not only a 21% increase in overall anti-Semitic...

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