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Report: Wisconsin poverty rate rises despite jobs growth

The 10th annual Wisconsin Poverty Report found the Wisconsin poverty rate increased to 10.8 percent in 2016, compared to 9.7 percent in 2015, as measured by the Wisconsin Poverty Measure (WPM). The significant rise came despite the state’s jobs growth during the period.

Vacant, but not empty: Student explores use of abandoned properties

Vacant buildings are often seen as remnants of the housing crisis or industries in decline, but graduate student Elsa Noterman says these properties are often put to constructive use.

UW–Madison alumna third Badger to win prestigious new international scholarship

Fangdi Pan is one of 142 students in the just-announced third class of Schwarzman Scholars. Winners receive full tuition for a one-year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

UW community mourns loss of student killed in weekend crash; motorist charged

"We are heartbroken by this tragic loss,” said Ananth Seshadri, chairman of the Department of Economics. “Wenxin was a gracious and thoughtful member of our economics community."

Expert: Improve financial literacy by ‘paying regular attention’ to tasks

Nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn’t pass a basic financial literacy test, according to the FINRA Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study out this week. Those results aren’t surprising to J. Michael Collins, faculty director of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Annual study shows Wisconsin poverty rose in fragile economic recovery

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.

Three property tax payments a year reduce delinquency

Property owners are less likely to be late with their tax payments if they make three installment payments a year instead of two, according to a new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.