Happy Tuesday, Madison!

Did you catch our live interview with two of UW-Madison's top student journalists last night? Madison Minutes' own Sam Hoisington sat down with Addison Lathers of The Daily Cardinal and Erin Gretzinger of The Badger Herald to talk about what campus stories we should all be watching this year. (In case you didn't know, spring semester starts today.)

Student journalists have their fingers on the pulse of the campus community and are often the first to report on happenings at the university.

You can check out the whole interview here, including the part where I messed up and moved the camera, whoops!

— Hayley


📉 Wisconsin's Covid-19 cases are finally trending down but we still may not have reached a peak in omicron cases.

🍎 Schools across the state are scrambling to find substitute teachers.

🚰 VP Kamala Harris and Wisconsin's lead pipes.

🗳️ Ballot drop boxes will be used in Wisconsin's February primary.

🎮 Middleton-based Raven Software has officially announced its union.

🤗 Recycle the warmth with St. Vinny's.

  • St. Vincent de Paul is kicking off its 30th Annual Blanket Drive this week. The local nonprofit is collecting new and gently used blankets and bedding to distribute to those in need this year.
  • Get involved: You can purchase or donate blankets at any St. Vinny’s Thrift Store in Dane County from Jan. 28-30. For more details and a full list of drop-off locations, click here.

📚 Your lunchtime read: UW-Madison campus divided over return to in-person classes amid omicron surge.

  • From the Wisconsin State Journal: "The instructors’ perspectives highlight a divide on campus between some who say the university is again falling short in its pandemic response and others who feel UW-Madison is acting cautiously appropriate ahead of the school’s spring semester, which starts Tuesday."
  • Related: What will spring semester at UW-Madison look like? (Cap Times)

🦠 Covid-19 Update

Source: Public Health Madison and Dane County

Wisconsin Vaccination Rate: 59%

Dane County Vaccination Rate: 76.9%

Resources

Here's where to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.


📅 Events: Tuesday, Jan. 25

Multi-day

Looking for more? Check out the full week's events lineup here.

Wondering what that 🟠 means?

That symbol next to an event listing means that Tone Madison’s team of writers and editors recommends checking it out. Tone knows Madison’s arts and music landscape better than anybody else.

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