Jane McCauley

Jane McCauley is a student journalist with Here & Now.

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Social Issues

Erin Barbato on Biden’s order limiting asylum at US border

University of Wisconsin Law School Immigration Justice Clinic Director Erin Barbato considers President Joe Biden's executive order restricting access for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Friday June 7, 2024

A screenshot of an X post from the account @NWSMilwaukee and with a profile image showing the logo of the National Weather Service shows a radar image of precipitation with different lines marking the projected path of an observed tornado, with text reading: 6:00 PM Tuesday: A confirmed tornado is on the ground just to the west of Edgerton along the Dane-Rock Co border. This is a very dangerous storm; seek immediate safe shelter if in its path!


Federal, state, local government agencies navigate a fractured social media landscape

Rising levels of disinformation and growing concerns over the mental health impacts of social media is prompting communicators at different levels of government to reconsider how they use different platforms to share updates with the public.

Thursday March 21, 2024

Nate Jung on the use of generative AI as an educational tool


Nate Jung on the use of generative AI as an educational tool

UW-Madison professor and editor Nate Jung describes how students can approach using generative AI to improve reading and writing skills while remaining mindful of its limitations as a teaching tool.

Tuesday January 9, 2024

Students sit in rows of wooden seats in a large lecture hall.


Professors, students tackle generative AI at UW-Madison

Use of generative AI programs is becoming more commonplace in higher education settings, prompting UW teachers and students to learn how to use the rapidly changing technology safely and ethically.

Friday January 5, 2024

An empty pool with multiple swim lanes, a deeper diving area, and a shallower play area with two water slides sits empty, as seen through a chain-link fence, with buildings and trees in the background.


Brodhead gets shared revenue boost but continues to pursue budget relief

An increase in funding directed from the state government to local municipalities is helping a small community in southern Wisconsin maintain its services, but struggles continue to keep up with higher costs amid slower growth in new development.

Thursday September 7, 2023

Two people on paddleboards traverse water with two sailboats, multiple power boats and a tree-lined shore in the background.


Rural Wisconsin’s population growth and its relationship with tourism

Here & Now extra: A Wisconsin Policy Forum report details how the business of recreation plays a prominent role in places that saw a growing number of residents in the 2010s — Bayfield County exemplifies how the pandemic was but a blip in this trend.

Thursday July 13, 2023

Statement to the Communities We Serve

There is no place for racism in our society. We must work together as a community to ensure we no longer teach, or tolerate it.  Read the full statement.