Afternoon News Update: Medical College of Wisconsin to set up two new campuses by 2015Wisconsin News
-- The Medical College of Wisconsin will be setting up campuses in Green Bay and a yet-to-be determined location in Central Wisconsin.
The Medical College of Wisconsin will be setting up campuses in Green Bay and a yet-to-be determined location in Central Wisconsin. College President John Raymond says they hope to admit the first round of students at the new campuses summer of 2015. The first classes will target a minimum of 15 with a long term goal of 25 students. The school is setting up the additional locations to address the physician shortage in Wisconsin. Governor Walker, in a statement, praised the development. Walker said, “I am especially appreciative of the Medical College’s inclusive process which included reaching out to inform and solicit input from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.”
Voces (voices) de la Frontera holding a press event today to react to the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key elements of the Arizona immigration law. The Milwaukee-based immigrant rights group has been vocal in its opposition of that state’s law. The high court however did uphold the show-me-your-papers provision allowing police to check the immigration status of suspects. Supporters say it will help curb crime done by some illegal aliens, opponents say it leads to racial profiling.
The director of comedy classic “Airplane” and the film's lead actor are teaming up again for a T-V ad promoting Wisconsin tourism. David Zucker, a Wisconsin native, directed Robert Hays in the 70's film in which Hays played Ted Striker, an ex-fighter pilot afraid of flying. The two, and a cast of actors, will be filming this week in Eagle River around the lake where zany things are sure to occur. Governor Scott Walker and Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett made the announcement this morning in Milwaukee. Zucker also directed a state tourism spot last year at Milwaukee Symphony Orcheastra.
Wisconsin Emergency Management, the city of Superior and the counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas continue to coordinate - following flooding June 19th and 20th. State Emergency management says initial estimates indicate that overall damage in Wisconsin is significantly less than what occurred in Minnesota. Assessments are on-going as to whether the region will need state or federal disaster related dollars. Governor Walker is scheduled to visit Superior tomorrow.