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Wisconsin Assembly approves transgender sports bans (UPDATE)

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly on Wednesday passed bills banning transgender athletes from participating in girls' and women's sports — measures taken up in the middle of Pride month and all but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

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Jury awards $780,500 in transgender lawsuit

A jury has awarded a transgender University of Wisconsin-Madison employee and a transgender UW-Madison student $780,500 worth of damages after a federal judge ruled a state ban on insurance coverage for gender-changing surgery amounts to sexual discrimination.

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Judge: UW doesn’t have to provide money for conservative group

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge says he won’t force the University of Wisconsin-Madison to give money to a conservative student group. Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, or CFACT, filed a lawsuit in 2009. The group argued that the university had denied its request for funding because of the group’s conservative views. Under a landmark case, the university is ...

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Attorney accuses UW-Madison of discrimination

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a conservative group is telling state lawmakers that the University of Wisconsin-Madison that the school clearly discriminates against prospective white and Asian student applicants. Roger Clegg is president and general counsel for the Center for Equal Opportunity. He’s telling the Assembly higher education committee that the governor or lawmakers should end the practice. ...

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More than just a face in the crowd

It was hard enough to carve out elbowroom, much less a comfort zone with the University of Wisconsin-Madison professors. There were close to 100 students in six of her nine classes.

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UW student indicted on child porn count

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former University of Wisconsin-Madison student on one count of sharing child pornography computer files. According to court documents, an FBI agent in Los Angeles logged onto a file-sharing site in August 2010 and downloaded nearly 160 images linked to a computer in 23-year-old Matthew Hendrickson’s UW-Madison dorm room. Police ...

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Animal groups ask DA to investigate mice fights

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two animal rights groups have asked the Dane County district attorney to investigate whether University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers broke the law in their studies of aggressive behavior. UW scientists have been studying fights involving mice. But, the Alliance for Animals and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say UW scientists violated a state law that ...

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UW Law School courts reconstruction

It’s been almost 50 years since the second version of the University of Wisconsin Law School was built on Bascom Hill. While the current law school, in trying to keep up with the times, has undergone several facelifts since its construction in 1963, officials suggest that forthcoming changes could lead to discussions about a new building. Under the current state ...

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Supreme Court won’t hear UW-Madison appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t hear an appeal of a lower court decision to grant a Catholic student group funding from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The decision by the high court effectively ends UW-Madison’s appeal process. The university has argued that its funding of Badger Catholic’s religious activities is a violation of the First ...

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