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Keeping families healthy: Wisconsin distributes 5.4M of personal protective equipment so far in 2022

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced on January 24 that the state has distributed more than 5.4 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE)...
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Fear, change, and 2022: Why COVID-19 variants renew our anxiety of the pandemic and an unknown future

By Eli Sopow, Professor of Change Management and Organizational Behavior, University Canada West Omicron has renewed people’s fear of COVID-19, while at the same time starkly surfacing our other...
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A vaccine built for the world: How the patent-free CORBEVAX could help end the global pandemic

By Maureen Ferran, Associate Professor of Biology, Rochester Institute of Technology The world now has a new COVID-19 vaccine in its arsenal, and at a fraction of the cost per dose. Two years into...
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Yizker bikher: How “Memorial Books” commemorate Holocaust deaths while also celebrating Jewish lives

By Jennifer Rich, Professor of Sociology, Rowan University Each year on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex in Poland, an International Day of...
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Indefinitely Confined: Critics call out Kleefisch’s hypocrisy on voting method in 2020 election

It was publicly revealed recently that Rebecca Kleefisch, a Republican and Wisconsin Gubernatorial candidate, labeled herself as indefinitely confined in March 2020, just before the April...
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Milwaukee County Historical Society’s feature exhibit for 2022 explores “Where the Waters Meet”

The Milwaukee County Historical Society launched its 2022 feature exhibit, “Milwaukee: Where the Waters Meet,” on January 13, showcasing the role that water played in the County’s...
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Freshwater Pollution: Each year Lake Michigan gets filled with more than 1M tons of winter salt

More than 1 million metric tons of salt is flowing into Lake Michigan each year, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The findings come as the state has been making...
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PixelSmiths: New podcast series features stories about the creative minds behind indie video games

The Milwaukee-based podcast production agency Podcamp Media recently announced the introduction of a new title to its lineup of original podcasts, featuring the stories from the creative minds who...
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John Suess: Collection of paintings by retired Milwaukee librarian on display at public library

A collection of visual works by local artist and retired librarian, John Suess, has been on display at the Greenfield Public Library. Suess works primarily in acrylics and occasionally oils, and...
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Exhibit of J.R.R. Tolkien’s manuscripts for “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” coming to Milwaukee

The Haggerty Museum of Art and Raynor Memorial Libraries at Marquette University recently announced a collaborative exhibition for the public, featuring items from the beloved creator of...
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Hypocrisy and Health: Workplace safety at risk after SCOTUS blocks vaccine mandate for large businesses

By Debbie Kaminer, Professor of Law, Baruch College, CUNY The U.S. Supreme Court on January 13 blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate, which applied to virtually all private...
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Pandemic Payday: Oxfam’s report shows Ultrawealthy earned $1.2B a day while inequality killed millions

A new report explains how inequality contributed to the death of 21,000 people each day of the pandemic while the wealthiest collectively got $1.2 billion richer every 24 hours. Oxfam...
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