Retiring state Sen. Dave Hansen is a legend in Wisconsin politics who has earned his status by being a staunch, and sometimes fiery, advocate for the interests of workers, families and small businesses in the 30th Senate District. Sen. Hansen’s replacement is going to have big shoes to fill. The good news for those of us in the 30th District is that City of De Pere Ald. Jonathon Hansen, the senator’s nephew, is ready to step into the role and carry on Sen. Hansen’s legacy of fighting for his constituents in Madison.
Sen. Hansen understands the problems facing workers and their families in northeastern Wisconsin because he has deep working-class roots in Green Bay. He and his wife, Jane, raised their family here. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sen. Hansen taught and coached at Annunciation Catholic School in Green Bay, drove a truck for the City of Green Bay, and was a Teamsters union steward. He served on the Brown County Board from 1996 until 2002 and has served the citizens of the 30th District since 2000. During various terms, Sen. Hansen served as the assistant majority leader or the majority leader of the state Senate. He once made the national news by leaving the state with a group of his colleagues which frustrated the efforts of former Gov. Scott Walker to pass anti-worker legislation.
Source: Jarrett Brown: Hansen will support workers, families and small businesses in Wisconsin’s 30th Senate District | Column | madison.com
Local news came to campus on July 1, 2020 to interview Chancellor Alexander on the campuses’ reopening. Watch the news coverage below:
News Clip #1, coverage from 18:33:18 to 18:34:05
News Clip #2, coverage from 18:19:14 to 18:20:00
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has released a detailed document with information on its plans to reopen campuses for the fall semester. The document lays out requirements for those on campus, such as mask wearing and social distancing. It also details alternate work options for employees and procedures for those who become ill.
Source: UWGB releases document on reopening plan | WLUK
Wisconsin voters will be back at the polls in just 48 days for the partisan primary election and Green Bay believes it has enough locations lined up for people to vote at in person. UW-Green Bay will once again be a polling location in August and November.
Source: Green Bay plans to have 17 poll locations in August; still needs more poll workers | WLUK
When the UW Green Bay Campuses, including Sheboygan County, reopen in July, operations won’t look anything like they did before the pandemic forced them to close in March. The University released its “Return to Campus” documents outlining new plans and procedures put in place to offer education and safety at the same time.
Effective July 1st, all employees and students will be able to be on-campus Mondays through Fridays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., although all summer course sessions are still online-only. That access is for students, staff and faculty only, and the general public will have to wait until September to visit.
Source: UWGB Reopening: A Picture of New Reality | WHBL
Want to participate in something with the campus community but at your own pace, on your own time? The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee invites you to join all four campuses in a the Phoenix Rise run/walk June 26-28, 2020. Prizes for those who participate!
What you need:
- Printable race bib
- Post a picture with your bib and tag #uwgbphoenixrise2020
- Complete this survey after your run/walk
your date. your time. your length. your pace.
The UW System has officially released its recommendations for all 13 of its institutions, when it comes to re-opening for the fall 2020-21 semester.
“I think just the continued understanding that there are more steps we’re going to take, primarily long-term, in terms of changing behaviors to protect ourselves and other people,” says Vice President of Administration Robert Cramer.
This school year will look much different than years past, as it is beginning during a global pandemic. Recommendations for all UW schools include limiting class sizes to less than 50 students. Any class with more than that should be taught virtually.
Limiting the number of people utilizing the dining halls at one time is another suggestion.
“Social distancing continues to be seen as an important way to reduce the risk of exposing others,” Cramer says.
Each individual school will implement its own plan. UW-Green Bay and UW-Eau Claire are among the school that have already notified the public about their plans.
Source: UW System Releases Back-To-School Plans Students, Faculty | Spectrum News 1
It appears the Phoenix is welcoming the UW-Green Bay family back to the nest. Photographer Dan Moore captured some of the splendor of spring at UW-Green Bay, recently. Check out these gorgeous photographs.
Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.
– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus virtual performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest” and UW-Green Bay’s virtual production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” were featured as virtual performances for the community to see.
Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: Three campus, community play projects presented