Madison365 Week in Review for May 12

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

     

    Two rooms in Memorial Union named for KKK members — the Porter Butts Gallery and Frederic March Play Circle — will both have their names covered up this fall semester.

     

     

    Boys and Girls Club of Dane County CEO Michael Johnson has accepted an offer to become the President  and CEO of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

     

     

    Running for the Wisconsin State Assembly in the 77th Assembly District, Sheila Stubbs hopes to represent the grass roots and the voiceless.

     

     

    UW-Madison alumni continue to break ground with the viral  #BlackandHooded campaign.

     

     

    Madison will host its first LunART Festival, showcasing 40 international women this June.

     

     

    To encourage diversity in Madison’s bike the community came out to ride in the Madtown Unity Ride.

     

     

    Two African American women have been elected as bishops in the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

     

     

    Madison College named Charles Benton, Ph.D., Distinguished Teacher of the Year for 2018.

     

     

    Madison College and the University of Wisconsin have entered an agreement to expand the Scholars of Promise program to help more students hoping to earn a baccalaureate degree from UW-Madison.

     

    As part of the I Am Madison project, we take a look into the history of Madison’s DJ scene.

     

     

    The Wisconsin Historical Society welcomes Rebecca Comfort as American Indian Nation Liaison.

     

     

    State Sen. Lena Taylor called her removal from the Joint Finance Committee a “political lynching.”

     

     

    Overture Center will highlight the work of young Madison photographer Ajadou Kromah on Saturday.

     

     

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    Written by Madison365 staff

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