US Deputy Commerce Secretary talks climate change with UW students

Students got a chance to voice their concerns on the environment and engage in conversation with the U.S. Department of Commerce today during a roundtable discussion at UW-Madison. About a dozen students attended a breakfast roundtable conversation with U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves and Madison’s District 8 Alder MGR.

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Ascendium employees select 20 nonprofits for $1 Million in Good Neighbor Grants

To mark Giving Tuesday, employees of higher education funding organization Ascendium chose 20 nonprofit organizations where they live and work to.

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October unemployment down from September, but up from 2022

The unemployment rate fell across most of Wisconsin’s 12 metro areas, 35 cities and 72 counties in the month of.

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Twelve entrepreneurial pitch contest winners advance to NEW Launch Alliance regional competition at TitletownTech

Twelve entrepreneurial pitch winners who advanced from local pitch competitions hosted by collaborative local partners will vie for additional prize money at a regional pitch competition.

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Ascendium names Dr. Janice Hicks deputy director, educational grantmaking

Dr. Janice Hicks has joined Ascendium’s philanthropic arm as deputy director of educational grantmaking, the Madison-based higher education funding company.

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Career Outlook

Career Outlook: Transportation

Job titles: Delivery driver, bus driver, construction driver Wages: $25 – $40 per.


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“It’s about telling these kids’ stories.” Alex Alvarado’s Xtra Time Talent helps local soccer

Alex Alvarado grew up playing soccer. Born in Mexico and raised in Madison,.

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Graffitti Nails seeks community help to bounce back from fire

High quality non-toxic nails and using her passion for art is her dream,.

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Once a teen entrepreneur, Brittania Mora-Villa brings discount retail to Madison’s South Side

For the neighborhood. BMV Boutique provides Madison’s southside with affordable name brands to.

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GoFundMe comes to Madison, celebrates success of JustVeggiez

Not another round to raise money but a celebration of support from the.

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GoFundMe execs coming to Madison to celebrate JustVeggiez success

JustVeggiez, a Black-owned vegan restaurant that opened its first brick-and-mortar location on State.


Career Advice

Rethinking professional development

“When we think about professional development, traditionally, we think about tuition reimbursement,” says.

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9 to 5 no more: Smart employers are getting

This piece first appeared in Blueprint365 Magazine. Click here to request your complimentary.

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“You can’t be it if you can’t see it.”

Four women of color in leadership roles shared their experiences and advice for.


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Is DEI Dead?

This article first appeared in the Blueprint365 magazine. Click here to request a complimentary copy. Not another nickel. That’s what Wisconsin State.

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UW System DEI leaders fear for their jobs, and can’t talk about it

DEI is in danger, and many UW System DEI staff are afraid for their jobs – too afraid to speak out.  A.

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The road to leadership: Former flagger, traffic tech Daniel Webster is now Walbec Group’s first Director of D&I

Daniel Webster never thought about a career in construction. Now he’s looking to change the industry. With an associate degree in hand.

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