Wisconsin’s elderly death rate from falls is twice the national average. While few public health experts offer explanations, some are now linking the falls to elevated binge drinking rates among elderly residents.
Meanwhile, the regulatory process that for years had kept tabs on the city's pesticide use has unraveled, paving the way for vast increases in the application of potentially toxic chemicals in the city’s public spaces with little oversight.
Carr — a charismatic teenager with a beaming smile and a message of positivity — figures that if he can make an impression, maybe the people he meets will change their preconceived notions.
Nearly every semester, there’s a textbook he can’t afford to buy, said University of Wisconsin-Madison student Zaakir Abdul-Wahid.
With the help of new distributors, Madison chefs are applying the principles of local, sustainable sourcing to fish from hundreds of miles away.
Local health systems are doing their part to address health care disparities black women deal with, Lisa Peyton-Caire said, but other factors — education and income — heavily influence health as well.
There is a growing body of research that highlights the benefits of diverse teachers for students of all backgrounds. Studies have found that teachers of color hold higher academic expectations for students of color and students of all races have more favorable perceptions of teachers of color over their white counterparts. And while many agree there is no easy solution to the persistent achievement gap between black and white students in the Madison School District, a more diverse teaching staff could help, some say.
The Army now says it is on hold indefinitely while it does more testing and reevaluates whether it had the authority to propose the municipal water system in the first place.
In the two years since its founding, the group established to address Madison's racial disparities hasn’t hit the news much, leaving some to wonder what the organization has been up to.
Introduced as conservatives across the country raise the issue of college students shouting down speakers, the Campus Free Speech Act would allow for the free exchange of ideas that is at the core of the UW’s mission, its champions say.
As the plant's closing looms, employees, neighbors and city officials wonder what will become of the towering facility, which serves as a symbolic gateway between Madison’s east and north sides.
It’s not that Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner tries to buck convention. She just thinks her way is probably best.
The Cap Times interviewed Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner for our cover story “Her Way” this week. Reporters Katelyn Ferral and Erik Lorenzsonn sat down with Faulkner for 30 minutes at Epic’s campus on March 29 to ask her about her interest in healthcare and her early management decisions at the company. She also spoke to Epic’s impact on the local community, her personal mentors and philosophy when it comes to hiring, considering the lack of women in the STEM fields.
The interview has been lightly edited for grammatical clarity.
Several initiatives in Madison schools are helping African-American girls build connections and support, addressing a population of students whose experiences are often overlooked.
At 82, Abrahamson is the longest serving state Supreme Court justice in the country. This year marks her 40th on the bench, spanning a distinguished career as the first woman to serve on Wisconsin’s highest court and first woman to become its chief justice, the court’s most powerful member. She no longer wields the power over the court’s administration she once did. Now she is frequently in the minority, at odds with how the conservative-dominated court is writing the legal road map for the state’s attorneys and judges, a displeasure she voices loudly in her dissents.
Madison Muslims have migrated from different parts of the world, belong to a wide variety of ethnic groups and are a tightly knit community.
The pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church says his concern about a quality of life for all Madisonians has grown in recent years.