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Petition to Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House, Lena Taylor, Scott Fitzgerald, Jennifer Shilling, Luther Olsen, Leah Vukmir, Frank Lasee, Mark Miller, Robin Vos, Alberta Darling, Thomas Tiffany, Robert Wirch, Sheila Harsdorf, John Nygren, Romaine Quinn, Sean Duffy, David Bowen, Jonathan Brostoff, David Crowley, Steve Doyle, Jason Fields, Evan Goyke, Rob Hutton, Frederick Kessler, Dale Kooyenga, Jim Ott, Daniel Riemer, Christine Sinicki, David Steffen, Leon Young, Tyler August, Jim Steineke, Gordon Hintz, JoCasta Zamarripa, Josh Zepnick, Christopher Larson, Milwaukee Sheriff, Paul Gessner, South Shore Park Watch, The Garden District Neighborhood Association, Wilson Park Neighborhood Association, OAAA , BHD Ethics Committee, Milwaukee County Supervisor, John P. Hayes Center, Marcelia Nicholson, Marina Dimitrijevic, Tom Barrett, Robert Bauman, Tony Zielinski, Susan Gadacz, Pete Carlson, John Litchford, Milwaukee Fire Department, Captain Daniel Sandberg, Captain Keith D. Deneys, 12 News Milwaukee, Fox 6 News Milwaukee, Milwaukee TMJ 4, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, CBS 58 Milwaukee, Milwaukee Patch

Suicide Prevention on the Milwaukee Hoan Bridge

According to an article published in May 25, 2016: More than 30 people have jumped to their deaths in the last 15 years.(http://www.wisn.com/article/could-barriers-stop-suicides-on-milwaukee-s-hoan-bridge/6332793). There are no official statistics for 2017, the year isn't even over. There have been numerous media reports on persons attempting or contemplating jumping from this bridge. One wonders 'how many also have not been made known to the public'. In recent years, Milwaukee officials and departments have considered and abandoned interventions for suicide at the Hoan Bridge. Milwaukee should again examine what options are available. Interventions can be low cost, such as a sign with a crisis line number. If not for advocacy, we can also consider the time and cost our police are absorbing when a sign may prevent those calls. Saving lives is the job of our officials - and our own personal responsibility - especially when our population has one of the highest rates of mental health illness. 2017 dates of police encounters on the bridge according to media reports: April 25, 2017: off-duty fireman and FBI agent, police intervention June 2, 2017: completed suicide August 31, 2017: Samaritan intervention *September 18th, 2017, 7:30am: off-duty police intervention *September 18th, 2017, 2:30pm: (separate incident) police intervention November 29, 2017: police intervened  

Kathryn P
748 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Renee Wachter

Opposition for the Suspension of Major and Minor Programs at UW-Superior

Many students at the University of Wisconsin Superior are outraged at the recent decision to suspend 9 majors, 15 minors and 1 masters program, as well as put 15 other programs on warning. Students and faculty were not consulted about this decision that was announced October 31st. From this policy's announcement date, no students will be allowed to enroll in the suspended programs. The school has stated that this is not for budgetary reasons. But claim instead that majors/minors must be cut because it makes decisions harder for first generation students. This claim is insulting, and the research cited as evidence is not applicable this University's situation. This statement also implies that the majors on this list would be the wrong decisions for first generation students. This decision also goes against the liberal arts principles on which the University was founded. This policy is not in the best interest of students, faculty, or the University as a whole. More importantly, there was no forum for input from students or faculty before this decision was made. PROGRAMS AFFECTED: Suspended (Graduate Programs) Masters in Art Therapy Suspended (Majors/Concentrations)   Broad Field Science  Broad Field Science (Teaching)  Chemistry: Forensic   Communicating Arts: Journalism  Communicating Arts: Media  Political Science   Sociology  Theatre  Visual Arts: Art History   Suspended (Minors)  Computer Science   Computer Science (Teaching)  Earth Science   Geography   Geography (Teaching)  Global Studies   Health and Human Performance  History (Teaching)  Journalism   Legal Studies  Media Communication   Photography   Physics  Physics (Teaching)  Psychology (Teaching)  PROGRAMS ON WARNING: Warning (Major Programs) Broad Field Social Science Broad Field Social Science (teaching)Chemistry Chemistry (teaching)Computer science EconomicsHistoryHistory (teaching)Mathematics Mathematics (teaching) Warning (Minor Programs) Biology (teaching)Chemistry (teaching)EnglishEnglish (teaching)Mathematics (teaching) The programs cut have little rhyme or reason. For example, the global studies minor on this list costs almost nothing and is a very popular program, whereas gender studies, which also costs nothing but has half the participants isn’t on this list. I am not advocating that either should be cancelled but rather that these choices seem arbitrary and not dictated by student’s desires. Granted, it was stated that this was not for budgetary reasons. In that case, it must be for the students. The implications of this policy are far reaching and will affect the overall quality of the education UW-Superior has to offer. Please sign this petition if you do not approve of this policy and its implementation.

Sydney Kloster
5,557 supporters