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Battleground state poll shows Biden leading Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

August 10, 2020

“All three states remain battlegrounds that should not be ignored by either campaign,” said Barry Burden, political science professor and director of the Elections Research Center.

Simpler COVID-19 test could provide results in hours from saliva

August 6, 2020

Volunteers are being tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 by spitting in a vial, which may prove faster, cheaper and less complicated than other common tests, according to UW–Madison researchers.

UW–Madison will not require standardized test scores for fall 2020 applicants

July 29, 2020

Through a waiver of University of Wisconsin System admissions policy, prospective freshman applying this fall to UW–Madison will not be required to submit ACT or SAT scores. The university will go before the board in August to seek a longer-term waiver of the test requirement.