UW-Madison in the Media

A selection of media coverage about the university and its people.

  • Final Four schools hype academics with #Final4Research Capital Times April 6, 2015 The Final Four schools represented in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are powerhouses not only on the court, but also in the research lab.
  • Badger fans erupt as UW heads to NCAA final Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 4, 2015 Madison— On Saturday night, the roars echoed from Union South to State St.
  • Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin deny UK perfection, advance to title game ESPN.com April 4, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS -- Nobody ever said they were perfect. Now, the Kentucky Wildcats aren’t undefeated, either.
  • Wisconsin ends Kentucky's perfect season with Final Four stunner Sports Illustrated April 4, 2015 Wisconsin avenged last year’s heartbreaking Final Four loss to Kentucky and ended the Wildcats’ perfect season with a 71-64 victory in the national semifinals in Indianapolis on Saturday night.
  • Kentucky fan gets life-saving stem cell donation from Wisconsin WKOW-TV 27 April 3, 2015 Die-hard Kentucky basketball fan Scott Logdon may think twice before rooting against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night.  Nearly two years ago, Logdon received a life-saving stem cell donation to combat his acute myeloid leukemia.  22-year-old University of Wisconsin student, Chris Wirz, donated those cells.
  • Sam Dekker will have another chance to become a hero for Wisconsin Los Angeles Times April 3, 2015 Three years ago, Sam Dekker took an inbound pass in the closing seconds of the Wisconsin high school basketball championship game.
  • Badgers men's basketball: Last year's learning experience in Final Four motivated Frank Kaminsky's decision to return Madison.com April 3, 2015 When the Badgers 35-3 face Kentucky 38-0 for the second consecutive season in the Final Four — the teams meet on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium — it’ll be a shot at redemption for Kaminsky.
  • Frank Kaminsky leads 2014-15 AP All-America men's college basketball team ESPN.com March 30, 2015 Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common -- both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The Associated Press’ 2014-15 All-America team.
  • Union construction to cause early Terrace closure Daily Cardinal March 27, 2015 Moving from its first to second phase, the Memorial Union Reinvestment project will focus on exterior changes, like reviving Alumni Park and “overhauling” the Terrace, causing it to close from the beginning of September until summer 2016, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the Memorial Union Reinvestment Anna Johnson said.
  • A Real Ebola Vaccine May Be on the Way Popular Mechanics March 27, 2015 As worldwide panic over Ebola quiets down to a murmur, researchers are hard at work trying to stop the next pandemic. Now a new vaccine may be on the way, thanks to a group of research scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Andy Baggot: UW's run of success in men's basketball, football is unparalleled nationally Madison.com March 24, 2015 The 13-year streak of simultaneous NCAA (men's basketball) tournament and (football) bowl assignments for the Badgers is the longest current run of its kind among Division I programs.
  • Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky Takes Pride in Growing Up New York Times March 20, 2015 LISLE, Ill. — A faded school crest overlooks the A-frame Catholic school gymnasium where exposed metallic heating ducts and off-white bricks run the length of the basketball floor below.
  • Why A Wisconsin National Championship Would Be Good For College Basketball Forbes March 17, 2015 The Wisconsin Badgers are 31-3 on the season. They won the regular season conference championship. They won the Big Ten tournament championship. All of which earned them a number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
  • Doug Moe: So little time, so many books Wisconsin State Journal March 16, 2015 Jim Dast’s life has been books, but the other day, he found himself talking numbers. It couldn’t be helped. Dast was trying to quantify his work over the past decade managing the biannual book sale of the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries, the largest used-book sale in Wisconsin.
  • Letter to the Editor: Wisconsin Idea truly a worthy investment Oshkosh Northwestern March 12, 2015 I paid $17,000 in state income tax in 2014. I sometimes wish I lived somewhere without income tax, but I enjoy Wisconsin and feel our government usually invests my tax dollars to create good jobs and improve the quality of life.
  • Cats — surprise — prefer music written exclusively for them Madison.com March 11, 2015 A UW-Madison psychology researcher has teamed with a composer to create music that moves the feline soul — in a way that human tunes perhaps never could.
  • Fostering entrepreneurship at the UW-Madison: Executive Q&A: John Surdyk Wisconsin State Journal March 9, 2015 When it comes to entrepreneurship at the UW-Madison, John Surdyk is smack-dab in the middle of the action, right where the ideas start.
  • Scott Walker wants to end funding for renewable energy program Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 2, 2015 In an about-face from his first term, Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate funding for a University of Wisconsin-Madison renewable energy research center that has played a key role in helping land one of its biggest government grants ever.
  • UW Hospital emergency clinic to double in size, thanks to large gifts Madison.com Feb. 27, 2015 The UW Hospital emergency clinic in Madison will double in size to meet patient demand, with the expansion possible thanks to gifts totaling over $13 million from four prominent supporters of UW-Madison.
  • Mark Johnson: The unsung Magic man of the Miracle on Ice NY Daily News Feb. 23, 2015 MADISON, Wis. — For Mark Johnson, the guy many believe to be the best of a group of 20 kids who shocked the hockey world 35 years ago today in Lake Placid, heaven comes on a sheet of ice measuring 32’ x 58’ just a few yards off his back patio. It’s his own man-made rink, the one he started building 12 years ago when he moved to this edge of Madison, the home of the University of Wisconsin.
  • Caledonia native is UW-Madison's 'bug guy' Racine Journal-Times Feb. 23, 2015 MADISON — It may be subject matter that some can find annoying and even creepy. But PJ Liesch keeps pretty busy fielding questions about the little critters in the insect world that bug us.
  • Internet Of Things 101: Inside The Latest Trend In Higher Education Forbes Feb. 19, 2015 The Internet of Things will connect everyone and everything like never before. Through an innovative new education lab in America’s heartland, the University of Wisconsin is preparing the next generation of engineers to harness it.
  • The Wisconsin Idea in practice Isthmus Feb. 18, 2015 The UW-Madison has long wanted to have a permanent, physical presence in south Madison, a neighborhood that has experienced more than its fair share of struggles and outside assumptions.
  • Conroy: Cuts to UW System could seriously hurt state's economic growth Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb. 16, 2015 Wisconsin is in a fight to create good-paying jobs for the 21st century economy. Wisconsin’s trend of declining household incomes only will be offset if we can generate new, good-paying jobs and stop the exodus of college graduates to other states. The recent proposal to cut $300 million from the University of Wisconsin System’s budget, in the absence of a concrete plan to ensure that our standards of excellence remain intact, will strike a blow to a key source of potential economic growth and undercut a major opportunity to translate the system’s scientific research into new, high-growth companies and jobs.
  • Bo Ryan Is Weaned to Win in Wisconsin New York Times Feb. 16, 2015 PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — As one approaches this town of 11,000 in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, the largest letter M in the world looms to the north. Made of 400 tons of whitewashed limestone, measuring more than 200 feet in each direction and symbolizing the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s mining tradition, it is peaked on the kind of hill not ordinarily seen in the northern Midwest.
  • Hall: Letter to the Assembly on the importance of the UW System Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb. 11, 2015 I am writing to thank you for your commitment to preserving the excellence and integrity of the University of Wisconsin System. As a native Wisconsinite, I have always felt tremendous pride that our humble, decent state has created and sustained one of the world’s premier institutions of higher learning and a state system that is the envy of the rest of the nation.
  • Jeffrey S. Russell: UW-Madison is responding to needs for flexible education Madison.com Feb. 9, 2015 Between today and 2020, Wisconsin will have approximately 75,000 job openings that require educational credentials beyond the bachelor’s degree. These include 12,000 jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, plus 22,000 jobs in managerial and professional office work, according to a Georgetown University study.
  • Researchers putting radio collars on coyotes, foxes on UW-Madison campus Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb. 5, 2015 Theres no shortage of foot traffic on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Mirer: Scott Walker thinks my university has fat to trim. Yet my department is barely scraping by The Washington Post Feb. 5, 2015 You might think that one of the nation’s leading academic communication programs would be a good place to make a long-distance phone call.
  • Walker Backs off Removing 'Wisconsin Idea' From UW Mission AP Feb. 5, 2015 Gov. Scott Walker abruptly backed off Wednesday from a contentious plan to eliminate the University of Wisconsin System’s public service mission statement known as the "Wisconsin Idea" and replace it with the charge of meeting the state’s workforce needs.