Friday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of fifty-three with occasional afternoon showers. Sunrise is 6:42 AM and sunset 7:16 PM, for 12h 33m 32s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 8.5% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1886, Apache warrior Geronimo surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
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Devi Shastri reports UW System estimates campuses will refund $78 million in housing, dining expenses:
The University of Wisconsin System is estimating its campuses will pay back nearly $80 million to students who left campuses as the coronavirus took hold in the state.
System leaders announced last week they would ensure students received prorated refunds for the spring 2020 semester’s housing and food payments.
Every campus in the school system has moved courses online or to a remote format through the end of the semester, with some going into the summer semester. Many have made the decision to delay or cancel commencement ceremonies as well.
Schools are still calculating the exact costs of the payback, but the UW System estimate as of Thursday was about $78 million.
The Associated Press reports Wisconsin National Guard Col. James V. Locke stripped of command duties:
The Wisconsin National Guard’s new commander has stripped a colonel of his duties.
The Guard announced Thursday that Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp relieved Col. James V. Locke of command of the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee.
The Guard said in a statement that Knapp had lost confidence in Locke, based on command climate, poor judgment and alleged misconduct. An investigation is underway.
“A decision like this is never easy to make, but it is the right thing to do and is in the best interest of the organization,” Knapp said.
A spokesman for the Guard declined to comment Thursday, citing the open investigation.
The Guard is still trying to recover after federal investigators last year revealed they had found multiple problems with how the Guard handles sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints. Most notably, the review found commanders had been opening their own internal investigations into complaints rather than referring them to Army or Air Force criminal investigators as required by federal law and Department of Defense policy.