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Chancellor Blank appointed to NCAA Board of Governors

September 25, 2020

“This is a time of great complexity and challenge for colleges and universities,” Blank said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to address the many important issues affecting our student athletes and our athletic programs.”


Interview: Keys to a successful COVID-19 vaccine

September 25, 2020

The race to develop a vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 will represent the largest global vaccination effort since the fight against polio nearly 70 years ago. That historical perspective is important, says Morgridge Institute virology investigator Paul Ahlquist.

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Pandemic spawns hope for faith in journalism

September 25, 2020

Conventional wisdom has written print journalism’s obituary many times, as revenues decline and outlets shut down. But there are signs of hope.


Professor Maryellen MacDonald explains why it's so tough to talk to each other in masks, and offers tips in how to adapt so people understand, such as using hand gestures and nodding.

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Linda Greene: The potential impact of an Amy Coney Barrett confirmation

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Coldest Northern Hemisphere temperature, first recorded by UW–Madison, officially confirmed

September 24, 2020

Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit in Greenland, the measurement has been verified as the coldest recorded temperature in the hemisphere.


Battleground state poll shows Biden with persistent but surmountable leads

September 24, 2020

As voting gets underway in many states, Joe Biden remains ahead of Donald Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to a poll by the UW–Madison Elections Research Center.