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a.MKE: Grants, Boards, Excavations and Stones 6.11.13

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A Milwaukee program that helps former inmates get a new start has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant. The Center for Self-Sufficiency provides training and employment services to formerly incarcerated women and youths. The nonprofit group partners with schools, government agencies and community organizations to develop programs that help strengthen families.

Gov Scott Walker announced his appointments of three members to the University of WI system Board of Regents, which is responsible for establishing the rules and policies that govern the university system. Margaret Farrow and Janice Mueller were named as two citizen members to the 18-person board and Joshua Inglett of UW-Platteville was named as one of the panel's two student regents.

As reported by the Milwaukee Business Journal, Froedtert Hospital is teaming up with archaeologists from Historic Resources Management Services at UW-Milwaukee to begin work to remove an unmarked cemetery used by Milwaukee County in the early 1900's as a pauper-grave. Froedtert spokeswoman Beth Strohbusch says the hospital is "proceeding with the utmost respect for those who were buried there" as they make way for a new structure that will house their new transplant center.

The Rolling Stones continued their parade of special guests when Arcade Fire frontman Win  Butler joined them onstage last night at Montreal's Bell Center. Butler sang and played guitar with the Stones on their 1965 track "The Last Time". Other guests on this tour have included Dave Grohl and Tom Waits.