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Gerds says Army Field Band was ‘Mellifluous’/Swan lake ‘robust’

Critic at Large Warren Gerds described the U.S. Army Field Band performance last weekend at the Weidner Center as ‘Mellifluous.’ “Smoothly flowing. Starting a concert with a mellifluous voice signals that something grand is about to happen. And it did…” Worth the read. He also reviewed Moscow City Ballet’s “Swan Lake,” describing a “long overdue […]

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Women’s season ends with NCAA loss to unbeaten Princeton, 80-70

UW-Green Bay (28-5) gave undefeated Princeton (31-0) all it could handle on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, taking a 35-34 lead into halftime. However, the nation’s best three-point shooting team knocked down 9-of-16 from long range and dominated the glass in posting an 80-70 win over the Phoenix. Sophomore Mehryn Kraker […]

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Retirees say UW System budget cuts ‘will leave permanent scars’

On behalf of the 200-plus-member UW-Green Bay Retiree Association, president and former professor James Wiersma has written a letter to the editor opposing Gov. Walker’s budget and its “devastating cuts” for the UW System. “Faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay in the past have worked hard to establish a highly recognized university. This level of […]

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Report: UW System cut may be reduced, but autonomy in question

A proposed $300 million, two-year cut to the UW System may get drawn down, but autonomy pitched to offset those losses could be axed. That’s how the Milwaukee Business Journal characterizes last week’s news that leading Joint Finance Committee members have proposed a “smaller, more manageable cut” while retaining state control. Read more.

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Mrs. Obama will be rooting for Princeton

We came across this factoid in reading some of the national coverage on the Princeton/UWGB matchup. It seems Michelle Obama is a Princeton rooter — her niece is freshman forward Leslie Robinson — and sometimes gives locker room motivational speeches. And hosts White House visits. The First Lady, a Princeton grad, and the First Daughters […]

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Flexibility ‘on life support’ comment draws attention

It doesn’t look like the Legislature will support Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to grant the UW System autonomy from state oversight and laws, including the setting of tuition rates, key lawmakers said Tuesday. That’s the gist, anyway, of an AP story that quotes Rep. John Nygren, co-chairman of the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, as […]

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ESPN analyst thinks Tigers, Phoenix are victims of big-school bias


ESPN.com’s very capable women’s college basketball writer, Graham Hays, sees dark motives in the NCAA tournament selection committee’s seeding decisions: It’s all about maintaining the Power 5 conference monopoly. As evidence he points to matching two of the very best “mid majors,” — Princeton and a certain team well known to people here at UW-Green […]

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P-G: Budget proposal would cut $247,000 Oneida compact allocation

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported online Friday that among the additional losses for UW-Green Bay under the proposed state budget would be elimination of $247,500 in funds from Oneida Tribe gaming revenues intended for tourism and economic development. University spokesman Christopher Sampson said the funding dates to 2001 and the signing of new statewide gaming […]

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A fine essay on the Wisconsin Idea, by a guy we know

Jeff Roznowski is a Green Bay native who holds a bachelor’s of science in industrial engineering from UW-Madison and a master’s in business administration from UW-Milwaukee. He’s also a personal acquaintance of the Log editor, and an articulate citizen spokesperson for something called “The Wisconsin Idea.”  Check out his recent essay in the Journal-Sentinel.

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Press-Gazette notes Weyenberg post as executive-in-residence

The Green Bay Press-Gazette recently mentioned the appointment of Tim Weyenberg, executive chairman of Foth Cos., De Pere, as the first Executive-in-Residence at UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. A recap of our original news release, the short P-G article can be read here.  

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