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Five members of Student Association Senate have suggested changing the name to the University of Milwaukee.

Student Senator Tyler Kristopeit said the change would more clearly differentiate the school from UW-Madison and give it more prestige.,”MILWAUKEE (AP) – Some student leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee think it's time for a new name for their school.

Five members of Student Association Senate have suggested changing the name to the University of Milwaukee.

Student Senator Tyler Kristopeit said the change would more clearly differentiate the school from UW-Madison and give it more prestige.

Fellow Senator Matt Caristo said he believes it's wrong for a school of UWM's size and importance to be lost in the shadow of the Madison campus.

He said UWM graduates more students from Wisconsin than any school in the University of Wisconsin System, which has 13 four-year universities and 13-two year colleges. UWM has about 24,000 undergraduates and nearly 5,000 graduate students.

Brad Stratton, a spokesman for the university, said Monday the Student Association Senate was to consider March 29 whether to ask for a student referendum on the name-change idea.

"The administration isn't working on this at all," he said.

Three years ago, students voted on changing the name and about half didn't want to change it and the other half split over what the name should be, Stratton said. The issue went nowhere.

The school has been called UW-Milwaukee since 1956, when the Legislature approved the name, Stratton said. Other names since the school's founding in 1885 have been Milwaukee State Normal School, Milwaukee State Teachers College and Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – An Eau Claire County judge has denied a petition from a man who killed his wife and daughter to be free from the conditions that accompany his release.

Cher Cha Moua wanted to be terminated from the supervision that allowed him to be released from the Mendota Mental Health Institute in 2006. Moua had been committed to the Madison treatment facility in 1998 after he was found not legally responsible for killing his wife, Va Moua, and 18-year-old daughter Goshoua Moua.

Judge Benjamin Proctor said Monday the facts and nature of the crimes committed by Moua are "too overwhelming."

Proctor says unless Moua's supervising agency, Lutheran Social Services, files a petition for release, it's unlikely Moua will ever be released from supervision.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Tickets went on sale Monday for the Green Bay Packers "tailgate tour" benefiting local nonprofit groups.

CEO Mark Murphy, safety Nick Collins, wide receiver Jordy Nelson and linebacker Brady Poppinga will stop in Marshfield on May 11, Hudson May 12, Platteville May 13 and Beaver Dam May 14.

The Packers say the tour includes an evening tailgate party in each city hosted by the local nonprofit organization.

Tickets are $25 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the hosting group.

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