Janet Dowler Martin Endowment Will Support Alverno’s Ability-Based Learning Curriculum

Milwaukee (March 30, 2021) – Alverno College has received a $1 million endowment from the estate of the late Janet D. Martin, a longtime member of Alverno’s Board of Trustees and an avid supporter of the college, President Andrea Lee, IHM, announced Thursday. The Janet Dowler Martin Endowment Fund will support the continuous improvement of […]

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DWD Announces Lost Wage Assistance Program Now Available

 MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today announced that the department has deployed the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. DWD began releasing benefits Thursday, October 15 and will continue making payments over the next week. “Staff at DWD have worked diligently to program a complex program that will get additional unemployment insurance dollars […]

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Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Applauds County Board Approval of Diverse Group to Lead Key County Departments

MILWAUKEE, WI – On September 26, the Milwaukee County Board voted to approve Shakita LaGrant-McClain as the next Director of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Cassandra Libal as Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Jeffery Roman as Director of Office on African-American Affairs (OAAA). “A key focus area of […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $8.3 Million for COVID-19 Testing at Wisconsin’s Private, Non-Profit, and Tribal Colleges and Universities

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers announced today $8.3 million to support COVID-19 testing efforts at Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit and tribal colleges and universities. This effort follows Gov. Evers’ investment of more than $10 million in general COVID-19 support for Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit, and tribal campuses announced on earlier this summer. “All across our state we […]

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Gov. Evers Appoints Jon Richards and Reyna Morales to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is appointing attorney and former state representative Jon Richards and long-time attorney with the State Public Defender’s Office Reyna Morales to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The appointments fill vacancies created by the departures of Judges Jeffrey Conen and David Hansher, respectively. “It is critical that […]

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Alverno Best in the Midwest for Strong Commitment to Teaching, Innovation

Milwaukee, (Sept. 14, 2020) – Alverno College was named the Midwest’s top university for its strong commitment to teaching and the most innovative school in Wisconsin, in rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s 2021 America’s Best Colleges guidebook also recognized Alverno for its value, ethnic diversity, economic diversity, social mobility […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $8 Million TRAVEL Grants Program for Tourism Industry

Grant application period open for tourism promotion and development organizations to support tourism operations, marketing impacted by COVID-19 MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers and Tourism Secretary-designee Sara Meaney today announced the launch of the Tourism Relief to Accelerate Vitality and Economic Lift (TRAVEL) stimulus grant program. This $8 million effort is aimed at providing much-needed […]

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Alverno College, A. O. Smith Foundation Partner to Construct Campus Greenhouse

Milwaukee, (Sept. 9, 2020) – Alverno College is partnering with the A. O. Smith Foundation to construct a greenhouse on campus, offering students an exciting new opportunity to engage in hands-on learning and explore new career paths.  The 1,400-square-foot facility will feature an aquaponics system and a classroom space. Hundreds of undergraduate students, as well […]

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Grim Reapers’ to Haunt Strauss Brands Slaughterhouse

 On Wednesday, “Grim Reapers”  lead a protest outside a local Strauss Brands slaughterhouse where 28 employees were reportedly fired simply for requesting that COVID-19 precautions be taken. Slaughterhouses nationally are coronavirus hotspots, with many workers and their families becoming infected and some even dying. Protesters wearing PETA’s “Animal Markets Breed Disease” face masks hold posters […]

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HPGM MKE Annual Meeting “A Year of Change”

By Mariella Godinez  Milwaukee, Wis. — Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee held its annual meeting last Friday, August 14. The winners of the 2020 Leadership were honored at the event along with HPGM’s scholarship recipients. This year, more than 30 outstanding students received scholarships. Like other Milwaukee-area nonprofit organizations, HPGM has made adjustments to the […]

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