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Pre-law scholars program highlights opportunities in law

July 14, 2016

A new program helps promising students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2016

May 9, 2016

Every one of the 6,517 students graduating this week has a unique story to tell about their UW–Madison experience — of challenges overcome, connections forged, contributions made.

Three deans reappointed after 5-year reviews

March 8, 2016

Every five years of their tenure, deans of the university’s schools and colleges undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance.

Study finds private prisons keep inmates longer, without reducing future crime

June 10, 2015

A new study finds that inmates in private prisons are likely to serve as many as two to three more months behind bars than those assigned to public prisons and are equally likely to commit more crimes after release, despite industry claims to lower recidivism rates through high-quality and innovative rehabilitation programs.

Immigrant Justice Clinic gets creative to meet the needs of children facing deportation

October 2, 2014

Since last October, the U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended more than 60,000 Central American children who crossed the nation’s southern border on their own.

Alumnus finds passion for patient advocacy after accident

September 23, 2014

When Jeff Mahlum suffered a spinal cord injury during a diving accident in 2011 that left him paralyzed from the chest down, he had the unfortunate opportunity to learn how confusing and daunting the health care system can be. Having graduated with a major in biology from the UW in 2013, Mahlum decided to use the gap year between undergraduate and medical school to learn more about how he could understand the needs of his future patients. Mahlum, who’s now enrolled at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discovered patient advocacy and the Center for Patient Partnerships.