Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Devi:

All Marquette second-year dental students quarantined due to possible Halloween weekend COVID-19 exposure

Since Oct. 30, 109 Marquette students have tested positive for COVID-19. The dental students are quarantined for possible exposure over Halloween. → Read More

UW System enrollment declines, but not as steeply as elsewhere in U.S.

UW-Madison, UW-Parkside and UW-Green Bay are the only campuses that saw an overall gain, and branch campuses weathered large declines. → Read More

UW campuses across state to provide free COVID-19 testing to community members as well as students

The testing sites will make rapid result COVID-19 tests available to community members for free. → Read More

Miller Park sees long lines, two-hour waits for COVID-19 tests on Election Day

Miller Park was the only COVID-19 testing site open in Milwaukee on Election Day. → Read More

Mount Mary University launches four-year nursing program, breaks ground on health sciences center

The university is now accepting applications for its new four year nursing program and broke ground on a new, 6,500-square-foot Health Science Center. → Read More

Wisconsin attorney general joins 21 states in opposing changes to U.S. international student visa rules

The rule would limit the amount of time international students could stay in the U.S.. It would hurt more than just enrollment, critics say. → Read More

UW-Madison will continue furloughs into 2021 as lost revenue, increased costs hit $320 million

UW-Madison is entering a second round of furloughs as projected losses from the COVID-19 pandemic hit $320 million through June 2021. → Read More

UW-Madison to continue hybrid learning next spring, along with expanded COVID-19 testing

UW-Madison officials announced Wednesday that hybrid learning will continue this spring, along with a major expansion in COVID-19 testing capacity. → Read More

Four Wisconsin colleges form first-ever alliance in nation to attack racial equity gaps

Wisconsin has among the worst educational equity gaps in the country. Four colleges want to eliminate them within the next decade. → Read More

UWM Chancellor Mark Mone to begin treatment for cancer diagnosis

The chancellor told faculty and staff Monday that the cancer was caught early and he is starting treatment this week. → Read More

British ISIS suspects allegedly linked to murders of James Foley and other Americans will face charges

James Foley, a Marquette University alum, was working as a journalist in Syria when he was captured and killed. → Read More

UW-Whitewater chancellor to resume role, investigation finds allegations were without merit

A UW System investigation found the accusations against Dwight Watson to be without merit. He was put on leave one day into the fall semester. → Read More

UW-Madison student council declares 'no confidence' in campus police due to protest response

The vote came in response to the police department's response to protests against police brutality in downtown Madison this summer. → Read More

Looking for a safe way to learn about colleges? Check out this drive-thru event Saturday.

More than a dozen colleges and universities, mostly from Wisconsin, will participate in a drive-thru college fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. → Read More

Marquette bracing for layoffs as COVID-19, projected enrollment declines dictate major changes

University leaders say the combination of pandemic-related losses and future enrollment struggles makes the cuts necessary. → Read More

MATC, NEWaukee seek community input on new college gap year experience program

The program would help people who are undecided about college explore careers, meet employers and earn credits toward a future degree. → Read More

As three UW campuses move toward reopening, Tommy Thompson touts UW System's fall plan

The three campuses that locked down due to COVID-19 spread are on track to reopen, interim UW System President Tommy Thompson said Friday. → Read More

Diane Hendricks, three others resign from Beloit College Board of Trustees

Diane Hendricks, founder of ABC Supply, has shaped Wisconsin for years through her philanthropy and high-profile political donations to Republicans. → Read More

UW-Madison to gradually lift campus lockdown, resume in-person classes with changes

The university is increasing testing in residence halls and is giving dorm residents the option of getting out of their housing contract. → Read More

'It's long past time to stop arguing.' UW-Madison, Dane County officials at odds over fall plans

"It's long past time to stop arguing," UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank told Dane County Executive Joe Parisi after he called to send students home. → Read More