Madison365 Week in Review for April 21

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    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative.

    Students and teachers from Madison East spent the day at the Capitol yesterday calling for more gun control.

     

     

     

    The University of Wisconsin will not remove the names of two Klan members from rooms at Memorial Union, at least until after another study is complete.

     

     

    Longtime community leader Dora Zuñiga is leaving Madison.

     

     

     

    A conference in Madison this week will revive the life and legacy of civil rights leader and Christian intellectual Howard Thurman.

     

    Earlise Ward has been named director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service.

     

     

     

    For the first time ever, both the president and vice president of the Madison Common Council are Black.

     

     

     

    Blavity founder Morgan DeBaun will be a featured speaker at the Black Women’s Leadership Conference.

     

     

     

    Pioneering Wisconsin civil rights leader Vel Phillips — the first African American elected to a statewide post in Wisconsin — passed away this week.

     

     

    A new nonprofit founded by a longtime track and field coach aims to help young people afford sports and other after-school activities.

     

     

    A new play by five women of color will make its world debut at Overture Center this week.

     

     

    Former Badger star Alando Tucker will be Grand Marshall of the Crazylegs Classic.

     

     

     

    Centro Hispano’s new director of operations brings decades of community commitment to the job.

     

     

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    Written by Madison365 staff

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