Madison365 Week in Review for October 19


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    Marlon Anderson, a Madison West security guard, was fired for using a racial slur in telling a student to stop using the same slur against him.



    In response, Madison West students and staff expressed frustration at an open meeting … 




    … and walked out of school Friday to march to the district office and demand Anderson be reinstated.




    The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County offered Anderson a job, at least until the school district grievance process is complete.




    The new Student Inclusion Coalition at UW said a new homecoming video featuring students of color was a “small victory” but vows to continue to work for equity.



    A Middleton school district employee is on leave after segregating students of color to take a standardized test.




    A sign on the UW campus initially thought to be a racist attack turned out to be part of a protest by students of color.




    Forward Madison FC reflected on a successful inaugural season and are already looking ahead to 2020.




    Defender Christian Diaz was invited to train with Minnesota United of Major League Soccer and was nominated for USL League One Defender of the Year.



    Aaron Bird Bear has been named UW Madison’s first Director of Tribal Relations.




    Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court Justice Tricia Zunker, who is also the president of the Wausau School Board, is running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 7th District.



    Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness founder Lisa Peyton-Caire has been honored with a GoFundMe Heroes Award.




    South Madison native Denzel Irby is one of the stars of the new show “Looking for Alaska,” available now on Hulu.




    Wisconsin became the 12th state to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and some UW students celebrated with a powwow. 



    Dr. Neil Henderson, an expert on diabetes and dementia in Native communities, will speak on Oct. 23 at UW-Madison.




    A new UW student group hopes to diversify the design professions.

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