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Beth Weirick: On processing grief and being an advocate for Milwaukee’s redemption

Growing up with a deep community connection to Milwaukee and the compassionate example of her family, Beth Weirick has spent her career as a champion of the city, its population, and the quality of...
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All-Star Milwaukee Brewers invest in The Avenue to make positive impact off the field

Leadership of The Avenue and 3rd Street Market Hall recently announced its two newest investors: Milwaukee Brewers stars Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich. Both of the Major League players will make...
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Salmon Runs: City skyline adds metropolitan backdrop to spawning season along Milwaukee rivers

In the 1960s, Milwaukee had an alewives problem. The invasive fish managed to take over the rivers throughout the city and went completely out of control. They would die off in mass numbers on the...
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Reggie Jackson: On the Horror of America’s History of Racial Violence

“Eight negroes lynched since last issue of the Free Speech one at Little Rock, Arkansas, last Saturday morning where the citizens broke into the penitentiary and got their man; three near Anniston,...
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HUD proposal would gut purpose of Fair Housing Act and further destabilize local neighborhoods

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a proposed rule that would substantially limit enforcement of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, whose purpose is to provide for fair...
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Reactions from critics to 1619 project shows continued efforts to distort the history of slavery

By Kelley Fanto Deetz, Lecturer in American Studies, University of Virginia Four hundred years after the event, the New York Times has published a special project focusing on the first Africans...
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MSOE opens Diercks Hall with “Rosie” supercomputer named for female programmers of WWII

The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) celebrated the grand opening of the 65,536-square-foot Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall and its cutting edge supercomputer on September...
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A Knowledge Economy: How Artificial intelligence can enhance journalism

By Nicholas Diakopoulos, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University Much as robots have transformed entire swaths of the manufacturing economy, artificial intelligence and...
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Scientific search team nearing meteorite splashdown site at depths of Lake Michigan

Somewhere between Manitowoc and Sheboygan at the bottom of Lake Michigan rests a special meteorite of interest. The 600-pound meteorite made headlines across Wisconsin when it lit up the skies and...
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Constitution Day: Remembering the responsibilities and opportunities of being a U.S. citizen

September 17 is Constitution and Citizenship Day, and the federal observance commemorates not only the creation of the U.S. Constitution but also those who have become citizens. The federal law...
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Aging communities and fewer births are altering school enrollment in districts around Wisconsin

Students entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2019 appear to be among the largest classes in Wisconsin for the foreseeable future. At a statewide level, there are generally fewer...
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Building trust as a solution to breaking the infinite loop of an echo chamber

By C. Thi Nguyen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Utah Valley University Pick any of the big topics of the day – Brexit, climate change or Trump’s immigration policies – and wander online. What...
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