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Chancellor Rebecca Blank praised the nearly 3,000 winter graduates for overcoming great challenges to get to this moment. The pandemic will shape this generation, she said, just as wars and terrorist attacks shaped prior ones.
Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, inclusion, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.
Dave Cullen captured the inspiring story in his 2019 best-selling book, “Parkland: Birth of a Movement.” It's this year’s selection for Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common reading program.
"Above all, I support our coaches and student-athletes and want them to have the opportunity to safely compete, if possible. I believe the plan put forward by the Return to Competition Committee, with its extensive safety protocols and tight controls, allows that to happen."
Connect Rx will help families get the economic support they need to reduce financial stress and achieve better health. Opportunity Calculator plans to develop a mobile platform to tell workers how career and training opportunities could affect their income.
Students are returning to start a challenging semester. Chancellor Rebecca Blank welcomes them back and offers reminders about what will be expected on campus during the pandemic.
Go Big Read’s mission has always been to bring the campus community together through a shared reading experience. A pandemic doesn’t change that, although it does alter the logistics.
"I strongly support the biennial budget request forwarded by UW System leadership and approved by the Board of Regents. It’s a modest proposal that recognizes that investment in higher education is key to boosting our economy, even in difficult times."
Chancellor Rebecca Blank spoke to PBS News Hour Thursday about proposed changes to international student visas. "I hope we can actually get ICE and the administration to really rethink what they're doing," she said.
"Today’s court ruling is positive step for the talented, passionate and motivated young people here at UW–Madison and around the country," Chancellor Blank says. "It remains important for Congress and the President to come together and provide a process for these young people to lawfully remain in the United States."
Daniel P. Tokaji has been a professor at The Ohio State State University Moritz College of Law since 2003, serving as associate dean for faculty since 2018. “Serving as dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School is my dream job,” he says.
The former interim dean, Eric Wilcots has championed a collaborative approach to decision-making and has consistently worked to advance the level of research and scholarship in the college.
UW–Madison will confer nearly 8,500 degrees Saturday during a virtual commencement ceremony that will be released beginning at noon CDT. The university plans to hold an in-person event when it is safe to again gather in large numbers.
“Parkland," about the school shooting at a Florida high school, "demonstrates how young people can be leaders of change and look for solutions to issues that directly impact their lives,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced today that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university will not hold in-person commencement ceremonies May 8 and 9, instead offering a virtual ceremony with plans to hold an in-person event at a later date.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank, accompanied by University Health Services Executive Director Jake Baggott and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller, conduct a news conference Wednesday, March 11, on actions taken in response to COVID-19.