Tag Diversity

Odyssey Project celebrates 15 years of changing lives for low-income adults

October 5, 2017

A recent survey shows that the Odyssey Project’s 400-plus graduates are more likely to read, vote and go to college after their experience.

Brand New Badger: Daughter of Hmong immigrants part of national push for more women in technology

September 19, 2017

“(My parents) urged my oldest sister to go to college, and she became the role model for the rest of us,” Rosee Xiong says. “And now I’m hoping I can be a role model for other minority students and for my younger siblings.”

At ‘Kick Back,’ plenty of fun but deeper bonds, too

September 19, 2017

A welcome celebration called “Kick Back” brought together students involved in various UW–Madison diversity programs, to have fun and build interpersonal connections.

Study finds Wisconsin children unequally ready for kindergarten

September 19, 2017

Researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of UW–Madison’s School of Education, compared the literacy skills of Wisconsin’s kindergarten students and found them “far from equally prepared to learn.”

Three UW–Madison scholars weigh in on meaning, aftermath of Charlottesville riot

September 15, 2017

As Christy Clark-Pujara watched news coverage of a white supremacy rally in Virginia last month, all she could think of, she said, was how apathy …

Photo gallery: Multicultural orientation celebrates new Badgers

September 8, 2017

The Multicultural Orientation and Reception (MCOR), part of a series of beginning-of-the-semester Wisconsin Welcome events, was held at the Wisconsin Union Theater's Shannon Hall, with music and dance performances by members of UW–Madison student organizations.

Brand New Badger: A passionate voice on race relations chooses UW–Madison for grad school

September 6, 2017

Kyree Brooks, a first-year graduate student at UW–Madison, sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations in his undergraduate years at UW-Whitewater.

Chancellor Blank: Repealing DACA puts promising students at risk

September 5, 2017

We urge the administration and our congressional representatives to find a balanced approach that does not jeopardize the ability of our students to pursue their dreams and does not run counter to the core principles that our nation has held since its founding.

Summer program helps historically underrepresented students make their way to UW

August 4, 2017

The Summer Collegiate Experience offers the incoming students a six-week preview into college life — complete with bunking in dorms, taking classes and forming important first friendships.

UW Hmong-American nurse brings her community to the doctor’s office

August 4, 2017

Maichou Lor developed new survey tools that she hopes can help close gaps in access to care among her own community and other underserved populations.

Division of Student Life names Javier director of Multicultural Student Center, announces new hires

July 19, 2017

Gabe Javier, an assistant dean who has served as interim director of the Multicultural Student Center for more than a year, will become the center’s director Aug. 1. His selection is one of several staffing decisions announced by the Division of Student Life.

School of Nursing receives grant to expand Native American enrollment

July 12, 2017

Two faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Nursing have received a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive system of support services that will help admit, retain and graduate 30 Native American nursing students over the next four years.

First Prenatal-to-Five Summit emphasizes collaboration and starting early to help kids

June 6, 2017

More than 300 people gathered June 2 at UW–Madison’s Gordon Commons for Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit.

$1M grant to boost engineering education at College of Menominee Nation

June 1, 2017

A $1 million grant will help the College of Menominee Nation and UW–Madison enhance their collaboration and ultimately educate more Native students in STEM disciplines.

First cohort of Native students to graduate from UW–Madison college pipeline program

May 30, 2017

The extensive program for students from tribal communities is a new component of a long-running UW diversity initiative called the Information Technology Academy.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2017

May 7, 2017

Some overcame immense challenges to get here. All have achieved a cherished goal. See how some members of the Class of 2017 made their mark.