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Graduation

UW–Madison recognized nationally for success in increasing graduation rates

October 28, 2020

After a host of reforms to increase student success, average undergraduate time to degree decreased to less than four calendar years for the first time in 2019 and continued to shorten in 2020.

Politics

New polls show Biden with growing leads in three battleground states

October 26, 2020

With voting already well underway, former Vice President Joe Biden has extended his leads over President Donald Trump in three key battleground states — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — according to new polls by the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Recent Sightings

Seen from the top of a nearby building, the Badgers vs. Illinois football game with no crowd at Camp Randall Stadium presented an unusual game-day scene. The nearby streets were quiet as well, as gatherings were discouraged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A victorious but unusual Badger game day It was a game day at Camp Randall like no other before it. There were touchdowns and a resounding victory, but no crowd, and the only cheers were piped in. See more

Photo by: Jeff Miller

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Research

Summer road trip finds small streams have big impacts on Great Lakes

October 26, 2020

While decades of monitoring and regulatory efforts have paid little attention to these tiny tributaries, Mooney’s research shows that they play an outsized role in feeding algae blooms and impacting coastal waters.

Astronomy

What does the possible discovery of organic gas on Venus really mean?

October 27, 2020

Chemistry Professor Susanna Widicus Weaver says there’s reason for excitement, as one possible explanation is that there is phosphine-producing life in the atmosphere of Venus.

Health

AstraZeneca COVID-19 clinical vaccine trial resumes at UW

October 26, 2020

AstraZeneca announced that the COVID-19 vaccine trial has resumed in the United States, including at UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, after the FDA and an independent safety review board completed their review of an illness contracted by a trial participant in the United Kingdom.