UMOJA SHORTS — March 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — March 2022

Jeffrey Norman Sworn in as Milwaukee’s New Police Chief Wisconsin Public Radio Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman was appointed to a full, four-year term on Nov. 4 wrapping up more than a year of turmoil over the city’s top law enforcement...
UMOJA SHORTS — March 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — October 2021

Black women will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for the first time CNN The National Inventors Hall of Fame lineup is full of familiar faces: Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright brothers and Eli Whitney, along with many other mostly...
UMOJA SHORTS — March 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — August/September 2021

UW–Madison’s Ladson-Billings elected as a fellow to The British Academy The British Academy elected 84 new fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the SHAPE subjects — the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Among this year’s cohort of new...
UMOJA SHORTS — July 2021

UMOJA SHORTS — July 2021

LaVar Charleston Named UW–Madison’s Next Chief Diversity Officer University of Wisconsin-Madison LaVar Charleston, an innovative leader and accomplished researcher with nearly two decades of experience related to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education,...
UMOJA SHORTS — March 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — May/June 2021

Dr. Jasmine Zapata Named Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Community Health Dr. Jasmine Zapata has been selected at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as its new Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Community Health. She began...
UMOJA SHORTS — March 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — April 2021

Kalvin Barrett Appointed Next Dane County Sheriff, First Black to Role Wisconsin State Journal Gov. Tony Evers on April 2 appointed former Dane County sheriff’s deputy Kalvin Barrett as the next sheriff. Barrett, who will become Dane County’s first Black sheriff, will...