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Sunday’s winter commencement ceremony marked a sweet return to an in-person celebration at the Kohl Center following a one year pause and a virtual winter commencement in December of 2020 due to COVID-19.
Milner came to UW–Madison in 1988 as a postdoctoral researcher in biochemistry and went on to build a 33-year career on campus, mostly in academic administration.
“Seeing this flag raising gave me a sense of pride in my nationality,” said Silas Cleveland, a UW–Madison student and Ho-Chunk Nation member. “I really hope this is the start of new beginnings and that it brings with it a stronger relationship with the Ho-Chunk Nation.”
The chancellor is responsible for determining if classes will be canceled or postponed, or some university services suspended, based on the safety and welfare of students, faculty and staff.
Gyasi, whose book “Transcendent Kingdom” uses fiction to explore the very real issues of race, immigration, science, faith and family, will speak Nov. 3 at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.
Graduates of spring, summer and winter 2020 swarmed Camp Randall Stadium Saturday for festivities scheduled after the pandemic prevented a traditional commencement when they received their degrees.
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The new facility will be a hub for the bustling tech ecosystem in Wisconsin, fostering academic research, supporting booming student interest, and hosting collaborations with industry and community partners.
Many of the students in attendance said they are ready to put the pandemic behind them as much as possible, and that they’re thrilled to be able to attend in-person classes and events.
Chris McIntosh, a decorated student-athlete who captained two of the most celebrated teams in Badgers history, has been named to the post of director of athletics.
Nancy Lynch, who has served as deputy to the vice chancellor since 2013, will succeed Raymond Taffora as the chief legal officer of the university, heading the Office of Legal Affairs and Office of Compliance.
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller, who joined the university in 2016, is leaving this summer to take a similar role at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has been named a 2021 Distinguished Fellow by the American Economic Association, an honor established in 1965 to recognize the lifetime research contributions of distinguished economists from the United States and Canada.
The award recognizes and honors a member of the Greater Madison community who has made outstanding contributions to campus-community partnership initiatives.
The campaign is named for the first known African American woman and man to graduate from UW–Madison, Mabel Watson Raimey and William Smith Noland.
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.