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Student’s Admission to Marquette University Threatened Over Pro-Trump Video on Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 4:00pm 7/9/2020 at 4:00pm
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Samantha Pfefferle made a video expressing her support for President Trump on the social media network TikTok. This led to a campaign to get her admission to Marquette University rescinded.

The school has not rescinded her admission, but they did ask her some crazy questions about her views.

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UW-Madison Chancellor Announces Abraham Lincoln Statue Will Stay on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10:00am 7/1/2020 at 10:00am
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This is good news but it’s stunning that this was ever even a question.

Campus Reform reports:

UW-Madison says Abraham Lincoln statue will stay

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has opted not to remove its Abraham Lincoln statue, despite student protests of the 16th president.

“The university continues to support the Abraham Lincoln statue on our...

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Student Activists Demand Removal of Abraham Lincoln Statue at UW-Madison

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 3:00pm 6/25/2020 at 3:00pm
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Student activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are exploiting the current trend of statue toppling, to petition for the removal of a campus statue of President Abraham Lincoln.

Hating historic statues is all the rage these days.

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Mob Throws Statue of Hans Christian Heg, Abolitionist, Into Lake Monona

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 7:00pm 6/24/2020 at 7:00pm
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In Madison, Wisconsin, rioters threw a statue of Hans Christian Heg (an anti-slavery activist and abolitionist who actively fought slave catchers and died from battle wounds fighting for the Union in the Civil War), into a nearby lake.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down “Safer-at-Home” order

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 6:20pm 5/13/2020 at 6:20pm
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has finally ruled on the state’s lockdown order, in a case argued a week ago.

For background on the case and issues, see these prior posts:

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VIDEO – Wisconsin Sup. Ct. Justice: Isn’t state’s lockdown order “the very definition of tyranny?”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:45pm 5/5/2020 at 5:45pm
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral argument via video in the case brought by the Wisconsin legislature contesting the authority of state officials to impose a lockdown order.

We covered the case before, please refer to those posts for background:

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Wisconsin Sup. Ct. Schedules Argument In Legislature’s Lockdown Lawsuit Against Governor

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:30pm 5/1/2020 at 8:30pm
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One of the more interesting lockdown lawsuits is a suit brought by the Wisconsin Legislature contesting the state’s lockdown order.

We covered the case in Wisconsin Legislature sues to stop Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order:

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Wisconsin Legislature sues to stop Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 3:00pm 4/22/2020 at 3:00pm
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There is a still small, but rising, number of lawsuits seeking court intervention to address state and local excesses in ordering varying degrees of lockdown in response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

We previously covered the Kentucky and Mississippi religious freedom cases.

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UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks Order to Postpone Primary, U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Absentee Extension

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2020 at 2:29pm 4/6/2020 at 2:29pm
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UPDATE: The Wisconsin Supreme Court blocked an executive order from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers that postponed the election to June 9. It will go on tomorrow.

The U.S. Supreme Court also blocked a ruling that gave people six extra days to submit their absentee ballots.

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Honoring White Basketball Player Gets U. Wisconsin-Madison Accused of Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 1:30pm 3/8/2020 at 1:30pm

Things like this have become so tiresome. When will people have had enough?

The College Fix reports:

U. Wisconsin-Madison accused of racism for honoring white basketball legend

In April 2015, University of Wisconsin star forward Frank Kaminsky was named Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year. Kaminsky, who had just led the Badgers...

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Democrats Enlist College Students as Organizers in Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/19/2020 at 1:30pm

Democrats know they blew it in Wisconsin in 2016. They’re obviously not taking any chances for 2020.

News 8000 reports:

Wisconsin college students part of Democrats’ campus push

Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters such as University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan.

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Two Professors at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Are Leading the Way on ‘Fat Studies’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9:00am 12/31/2019 at 9:00am

Someone had to take up this cause, right?

The College Fix reports:

Meet the two professors leading the way in ‘fat studies’

Two professors at a midwestern university are working to develop and legitimize the field of “fat studies,” a discipline that examines the cultural and sociological phenomenon of overweight and obese human beings.

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University Employee Placed on Leave After Saying “Don’t bring too many white students around.”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 9:30am 12/1/2019 at 9:30am

This residence hall employee was apparently trying to keep the multicultural center as diverse as possible.

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Sen. Ron Johnson Would Subpoena the Bidens, Schiff, and the Whistleblower

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6:00pm 11/15/2019 at 6:00pm
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In a radio interview with WSAU Thursday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was asked if he would consider issuing subpoenas to the Bidens, Rep. Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, and the whistleblower.

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Racist Posters on UW-Madison Campus Revealed to be Part of a ‘Protest’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:30pm 10/19/2019 at 3:30pm

This is so sadly typical. When the posters were found, everyone freaked out. Then it was revealed that they were placed on campus by students of color who were purportedly targeted in the racist posters.

WKOW News reports:

UPDATE: Racial posters on UW-Madison campus are part of protest campaign

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Wisconsin’s Democrat Governor Wants to Kill Plan to Punish Campus Disruptors

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:30am 10/12/2019 at 9:30am

The Wisconsin Board of Regents wants to punish students who are repeat offenders. That is absolutely the right thing to do. Why does Tony Evers oppose this?

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U. Wisconsin Pulls Promotional Video for Homecoming that Didn’t Include Minorities

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00am 10/2/2019 at 10:00am

It’s surprising that no one had the foresight to know this would be a problem.

The Badger Herald reports:

UW homecoming committee removes promotional video after backlash

The University of Wisconsin Homecoming Committee posted a video Monday in an attempt to get students excited for upcoming homecoming festivities. But, the UW community quickly responded...

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