Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Devi Shastri

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent:
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Past:
  • Enquirer
  • North Jersey News
  • Oshkosh Northwestern
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Post-Crescent Media
  • Fond du Lac Reporter
  • Green Bay Press-Gaz.

Recent articles by Devi:

MATC's full tuition Promise program to include adult students who earn high school equivalency

The program will start in spring and is already garnering strong interest. → Read More

UW-Eau Claire receives $10 million donation, launches $125 million fundraising campaign

A single gift of this size is significant for any university, but especially for a public university of UW-Eau Claire's size and regional mission. → Read More

UW-Madison receives $20 million gift from longtime donor family for new Letters and Sciences building

Members of the Levy family have been major donors to UW-Madison for two generations. → Read More

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank heading to Northwestern University

Blank has been chancellor of UW-Madison since 2013. → Read More

UW-Madison clarifies that mental health providers are 'specialists,' not exclusively serving students by race

UW-Madison clarified Wednesday that mental health providers specialize in working with certain populations, but do not exclusively take clients based on race. → Read More

Milwaukee mathematician, teacher inspired Black students to see math within themselves

Gloria Gilmer saw math in everything and encouraged young people to do the same. She died in August at the age of 93. → Read More

University of Wisconsin schools post 1% enrollment decline, driven by decline in returning students

Overall, the number of new students and transfer students is up. But early data shows there are others who have not come back. → Read More

Tommy Thompson on water skiing injury: 'It was maybe not the smartest thing I've ever done.'

"I've always intended to ski into my 80s," the former governor said. "So, I figured if I was going to do that, I'd had to ski when I was 79." → Read More

Back to school: Here are the student COVID-19 vaccination rates at every UW campus

UW-Madison had the highest rate at 91% and UW-Parkside the lowest at 38% of students vaccinated against COVID-19. → Read More

UW-Madison announces $175 million in support for a new computer, data and information sciences building

The gifts include $125 million from alumni mega-donors John and Tashia Morgridge and $50 million from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. → Read More

UW-Milwaukee, UW-Eau Claire hit 70% student vaccination rate, unlock scholarship lottery

The schools and UW System have put thousands of dollars into incentivizing students to get vaccinated. → Read More

Interim University of Wisconsin President Tommy Thompson is heading into surgery after a water skiiing accident

The former governor said he needs to have his bicep reattached to its tendon. → Read More

Mount Mary University President Christine Pharr announces plan to retire

Throughout Pharr's tenure, the college saw program growth, accolades for student diversity and, most recently, a record large incoming class. → Read More

Two UW-Madison researchers have spent 20 years studying how 9/11 is taught in schools. Here's what they learned.

How should teachers talk about 9/11 to the first generation of students who did not live through it? → Read More

Man, 51, dead in north side car crash; 31-year-old Milwaukee woman arrested by police

The crash comes as Milwaukee leaders and police combat reckless driving that caused 2020 to be the deadliest year for fatal crashes in history. → Read More

Police investigating shooting that killed 23-year-old woman while she was in her car

Milwaukee, like many other American cities, has seen a rise in homicide rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

UW-Madison reports a 90% vaccination rate on campus as the fall semester is ready to begin

University officials credit the success to an all-out education effort and student and employees' commitment to public health. → Read More

Alverno joins the list of private colleges requiring COVID-19 vaccination on campus this fall

Alverno joins four other Wisconsin colleges requiring the vaccine: Marquette University, Lawrence University, Carthage College and Beloit College. → Read More

Republican Assembly Leader not interested in suing UW System for control of COVID policies on campus

The lawsuit was called for by Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, a strident critic of mask mandates and the UW System. → Read More

'Not abdicating my responsibility': Tommy Thompson spurns GOP attempt to control, block COVID rules on campuses

Tommy Thompson said he doesn't want a fight with the Legislature, but will take one to the state Supreme Court if he has to. → Read More