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Arts center apologizes for calling off discussion panel on ‘Miss Saigon’

A Wisconsin arts center apologized Thursday for canceling a discussion panel about “Miss Saigon” hours before it was to take place.“First and foremost, we apologize for postponing last night’s event,” Ed Holmes, senior vice president for equity and innovation at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, said in a statement.“That was a mistake.”Holmes said the center canceled the panel out of concern that it was “becoming more of a lecture than a dialogue.”

New York: Miss Saigon returns to Broadway with bright, young Star.The panel, called “Asian American Perspectives on ‘Miss Saigon’: Stereotypes, History and Community,” was called to discuss long-standing issues surrounding the musical. The center said it would reschedule the event.”Miss Saigon,” about a young Vietnamese woman orphaned during the Vietnam War who has a child with an American soldier, has been a source of limited work for Asian-American performers, often allowing them to work on other projects. But it also has been criticized for its white-savior narrative, its portrayal of Asian women as sexual objects and as needing to be “saved,” and the emasculation and dehumanization of Asian men.

“We had said that education was really important in contextualizing the play so when people go to see it they have a sense of this history and they understand why Asian Americans have organized to protest it in the past,” Lori Lopez, an associate professor of Asian-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who helped organize the panel, said by phone.The panelists and moderator scheduled to participate in the panel included professors from Asian-American studies programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota, a speaker from a local nonprofit, and an official from the Overture Center, where a touring version of “Miss Saigon” is scheduled to perform April 2 to 7.

“We’re scholars. We give talks all the time.This is the kind of conversation we’re really used to hosting,” Lopez said of the event cancellation. “We were upset because we had put so much work into it.”Several panel organizers decided to host a “teach-in” about the musical outside the center Wednesday night.After the “teach-in” was announced, the Overture Center offered the speakers the use of a space, which the speakers declined.Holmes said in the statement that the center has reinvited the panelists for an event scheduled to take place on April 24, after the show’s run in Madison.

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New Leader Emerges in ‘Nation’s Largest Real Estate Firms’ Report

Overall, 2018 proved to be a good year in real estate.The nation’s 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms closed more than 3.2 million residential sales transactions last year. Furthermore, in 2018, there were 297 firms recording more than $1 billion in residential sales.
There were representatives from every major brand and several independent firms on this year’s Top 500 list.REALTOR® Magazine’s 2017 Franchise ReportTo earn a spot on this year’s list, firms needed at least 1,992 transactions, up from a minimum of 1,899 transactions a year ago.“Leading firms are finding a way to grow despite challenges from low inventory, affordability issues, and intensifying competition,” says Scott Wright, vice president of REAL Trends and editor of the report.

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2019 Leading Schools for Real Estate

The number of universities and colleges across the country offering real estate-specific programs has continued to increase as degrees.This year’s CPE-MHN Leading Schools for Real Estate Education index includes 35 entries, nine of which are new participants.
These programs have shown success year after year, with 95 percent of 2018 graduates employed in the field upon completion of their program, up from an already healthy nearly 92 percent of 2017 graduates. A total of 16 institutions reported 100 percent employment in the real estate sector.

More than 60 percent of responding institutions offered courses geared toward multifamily real estate, with 77 percent listing courses targeting commercial real estate. Specific coursework related to commercial real estate included design, finance, law, market analysis and investments.The average acceptance rate across all programs was 67.8 percent, with responses between 25 and 100 percent.Universities had an average of four dedicated, full-time faculty in their real estate programs, in addition to 6.5 part-time or adjunct faculty.Dean Gatzlaff, professor & executive director of Florida State University’s Real Estate Center, saw the highest potential for growth at the graduate level. “Although our program has been focused on primarily serving our undergraduate students—and we wouldn’t want to see that diminished—there is tremendous demand for well-trained analysts at the graduate level,” Gatzlaff said.“We see our educational footprint growing in the graduate area, via both on-campus and distance learning delivery modes.”Various real estate programs are also participating in real estate competitions nationwide.

One of the survey’s respondents, Villanova University, organizes an annual challenge for the top undergraduate real estate programs that gives students the opportunity to simulate a development project. Students are given a development site and four days to come up with a proposed use for the site.During the 2018 challenge, students were tasked with developing a 30,500-square-foot site in downtown Philadelphia. The winning team, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, proposed a mixed-use development that included retail, a high-end restaurant, office space, multifamily and subterranean parking.

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UW-Milwaukee officer shot person outside Fine Arts Building, no students or employees hurt

(WITI) – A UWM police officer shot an individual outside the Fine Arts Building Tuesday morning. No students or employees were hurt or involved.The individual, who is not connected to UWM, was taken to the hospital.No UWM students or employees were injured in the incident.Officials have scheduled a noon news conference to provide a statement on this incident.Schools officials say the campus is open, although the area around the Fine Arts Building has been blocked off by police.Operations are normal.
However, this is spring break, and no classes are in session.UWM Safe Alert: Subject is no longer at large.Please stay away from the Fire Arts Complex.March 19, 2019.Bill would force interlocks for first-time drunken driversGreen Alert: Missing veteran found safe Milwaukee archdiocese removes names of two priests Judge rejects DNR permit for new Kohler Company golf course UW-Milwaukee officer shot person outside Fine Arts Building, no students or employees hurt.

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