Madison365 Week in Review for February 9

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    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by Girls Inc Madison’s International Women’s Day Celebration, coming up March 7. Tickets on sale now!

    The Middleton City Council rejected a proposed affordable housing project, saying it was seven feet too tall. (Not sure that’s really why, though.)

     

     

    A study at the University of Wisconsin found that Hmong students often don’t feel welcome on campus.

     

     

    Virginia Henderson was honored with the Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation.

     

     

    Our reporter L. Malik Anderson caught up with longtime activist Gerald Lenoir, who got his start in activism during the Black Student Strike 50 years ago this week.

     

     

    A new podcast and online magazine, Midwest Mujeres, look to connect and empower Latinas across Wisconsin.

     

     

    The Second Annual Black Chamber of Commerce awards dinner is coming up February 21.

     

     

    This year’s Women in Focus scholarship applications are now open.

     

     

     

    Anthony Whitaker is running for Madison Common Council to give everyone a seat at the table.

     

     

    The African American delegation in the state legislature kicked off Black History Month at the State Capitol.

     

     

    At the University of Wisconsin, provocative performances got Black History Month underway at the Black O’Clock event.

     

     

    Former Badger Brian Butch is enjoying the next chapter in his career as an assistant coach with the Wisconsin Herd, the Milwaukee Bucks’ minor league affiliate in Oshkosh.

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    Written by Madison365 staff

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