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Daughter's Boyfriend Guilty of Killing Her Parents

Khari Sanford convicted of killing University of Wisconsin physician and her husband

(Newser) - Update: A man has been found guilty of fatally shooting a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband, who were the parents of his girlfriend, and leaving their bodies at the school's arboretum. Jurors in Dane County on Monday convicted 20-year-old Khari Sanford of two counts of first-degree intentional...

Michigan Coach Suspended After Brawl With Wisconsin

Juwan Howard will be back in time for the conference tournament

(Newser) - Updated: This story has been updated with the announcement of punishments. After the University of Michigan lost to the University of Wisconsin in a Sunday night men's basketball game, things got ugly in the handshake line. Michigan coach Juwan Howard exchanged angry words and gestures with Wisconsin coach Greg...

42-Ton Boulder Seen as a 'Symbol of Racism' Removed

UW-Madison students had lobbied for Chamberlin Rock's ouster

(Newser) - The 42-ton boulder seen as a "symbol of racism," per CNN , has been removed from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Chamberlin Rock was removed by a crew using a large crane over a matter of hours Friday, and is being moved to university-owned land elsewhere, off-campus. The plaque...

Fate of Stolen Rare Pine Is Finally Resolved

3 Wisconsin students stole the tree, then destroyed it amid media uproar

(Newser) - Police who were stumped by the theft of a rare pine tree in November from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum said Friday they have cracked the case, per the AP . UW-Madison police said three 19-year-old university students stole the tree as part of a “pledge” activity for the former...

70-Ton Boulder That Caused Outcry on Campus Set for Removal

UW-Madison students say Chamberlin Rock serves as symbol of school's racist past

(Newser) - A 70-ton boulder that's been a "painful reminder" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will soon be seen no more. Per the Wisconsin State Journal , the college's Campus Planning Committee unanimously voted last week to recommend to Chancellor Rebecca Blank that Chamberlin Rock be removed from Observatory Hill,...

Doctor, Husband Murdered at University's Arboretum

Police say it wasn't a random act of violence

(Newser) - The University of Wisconsin, Madison's police force has opened what it says is its first murder case in "a very long time." Police say Dr. Beth Potter and her husband, Robin Carre, were found in a ditch at the university's arboretum by a jogger early Tuesday...

CEO Takes Out $6M Super Bowl Ad About His Dog

David MacNeil hopes viewers donate to veterinary research

(Newser) - WeatherTech's unofficial mascot, Scout, appeared in the auto accessories company's 2019 Super Bowl ad . And the 7-year-old golden retriever is back for 2020, both because of and in spite of an aggressive cancer treatment carried out at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Scout's owner,...

Wife and Daughter of Coach Killed in Head-On Collision

Howard Moore was left in a coma but is expected to recover

(Newser) - A head-on collision Saturday in Michigan killed the wife and daughter of Howard Moore, a University of Wisconsin assistant basketball coach, and left him in a coma. Moore is expected to recover. His son, Jerrell, had minor injuries. The accident was caused by a woman who was driving the wrong...

Fraternity in Hot Water Over 'Dora the Explorer' Backpacks

University of Wisconsin-Madison suspends frat over hazing

(Newser) - A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was on Friday suspended for hazing, but the particulars of the offense aren't as harrowing as hazing stories often are. Citing a school press release, the Journal-Sentinel reports Alpha Sigma Phi's hazing of pledges during the fall semester included running the...

Wisconsin Charges Man With Murder of Saudi Student

Case shocked UW-Stout community

(Newser) - After more than two months, a man has been charged in a killing that shook the University of Wisconsin-Stout community. Cullen Osborn, a 27-year-old from Minneapolis, has been charged with felony murder and battery in the beating death of Saudi student Hussain Saeed Alnahdi , the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports. The...

Saudi Student at University of Wisconsin Fatally Beaten

Cops aren't sure why he was attacked

(Newser) - The University of Wisconsin-Stout has been shaken by the killing of a student from Saudi Arabia in a possible hate crime. Police say Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, was attacked and beaten at around 2am Sunday near a pizza restaurant in downtown Menomonie by an attacker described only as a white...

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These Are the Top 10 Party Schools in the Nation

No Faber College?

(Newser) - With summer pretty much over, it's time for the nation's college students to return to school and get back to the hard business of partying down. And according to the Princeton Review , the following schools are where most of that partying will be getting done. For its annual...

Detroit Lion Apologizes for Trash-Talking Marching Band

Reportedly called members 'fat,' gay slurs

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions' 22-9 loss to the Packers wasn't the ugliest thing that happened on Lambeau Field on Sunday. Center Dominic Raiola has had to apologize to the University of Wisconsin marching band, after he reportedly trash-talked its members. "My interaction with the Wisconsin marching band was inappropriate,...

Hackers Target Universities Millions of Times Each Week

Personal details, intellectual property at risk

(Newser) - College campuses are becoming increasingly less safe, but the threat is not physical. Universities are under attack from hackers, with America's institutions of higher learning facing millions of attempted cyberattacks, mostly from China, every week, the New York Times reports. At stake is far more than a bunch of...

First Woman to Join NFL Trials Sunday

Lauren Silberman a longshot, but eager for her shot

(Newser) - There's never been a woman in the NFL, but that's not stopping Lauren Silberman. Just by trying out at the NFL regional trials on Sunday, she'll be making history, becoming the first woman to do so, reports the AP . Silberman, 28, has no experience playing organized football,...

Latest Search for Alien Life Taking Place on Earth

NASA turns to geologists for help

(Newser) - NASA's latest partner in the search for alien life: a group of about 50 geologists who are hunting for evidence of ancient life here on Earth. The University of Wisconsin's Astrobiology Research Consortium last month started a five-year, $7 million project funded by a NASA grant. It'll...

Midwest Blizzard Kills 7
 Midwest Blizzard Kills 7 

Midwest Blizzard Kills 7

1K flights canceled as storm begins to pass

(Newser) - Seven people died across four states as a winter storm continued to tear through the Midwest, dumping more than a foot of snow on sections of Iowa and Wisconsin. A 25-car pileup in Iowa killed two people, and nearly 100 accidents were reported in the state by late last night....

Rachel Maddow Slams Email Witch Hunt

'How's that personal freedom thing working out for you?' snaps journalist

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow has become caught up in a right-wing think tank's apparent vendetta against professors with a whiff of the left about them. The Michigan Mackinac Center is demanding personal emails written by labor professors in the state system that mention "Wisconsin," "Madison," Wisconsin Gov. "...

Wisconsin GOP Seeks Emails of Critical Professor

William Cronon and allies see it as academic intimidation

(Newser) - Wisconsin's labor fight isn't simmering down. In the latest controversy, the state GOP has demanded the personal emails of a renowned University of Wisconsin history professor who's been critical of Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union moves, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . The professor is William Cronon, who first entered the fray...

Wisconsin to Teachers: We'll Verify All 'Doctor's Notes'

School, Medical Society to examine claims

(Newser) - Teachers won’t get away with playing hooky to protest Wisconsin’s anti-union bill, school officials in Madison and Milwaukee said today, explaining that all "doctor's notes" must hold up to scrutiny. A conservative think tank caught doctors on tape passing out excuse notes to protesters this weekend, sparking...

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