After five years of service as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Sarah Mangelsdorf will depart UW–Madison at the end of the 2018-19 academic year to assume the presidency of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.
For transfer students, the first months on a new campus can be like freshman year all over again. The brand-new Transfer Engagement Center helps make the transition easier by providing students of all backgrounds a place to study, get advising and build community.
Every five years, academic deans and directors of the university’s schools and colleges undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance in such areas as external relations and resource management.
This fall’s newly arrived freshmen make up the largest incoming class in UW–Madison's history, drawn from the highest number of applicants ever. And the number of students of color is at an all-time high for an incoming freshman class.
Incoming freshmen and transfer students will be introduced to the traditions of campus Tuesday during the Chancellor’s Convocation, an annual welcome that serves as the formal beginning of the student academic experience.
Incoming student Abby Monday got a visit on Tuesday from Lori Reesor (center), vice chancellor for student affairs, and Sarah Mangelsdorf (right), provost, during their move-in tour of Sellery Residence Hall. Thousands of students are settling in this week for the start of the fall semester.
The early 4-week summer session at University of Wisconsin – introduced as a way to encourage students to take a course early in the summer in addition to their other summer plans – got off to a fast start in its inaugural year, yielding 1,009 enrollments across 53 courses.
Gene Purcell takes the lead at Wisconsin Public Media, which includes Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio, as it transitions to a new division at UW–Madison reporting to the UW–Madison Provost.
More than 70 middle school students from the Madison Metropolitan School District participated in the Latino Youth Summit this week. The two-day outreach event got students involved in culturally responsive workshops to explore their path from middle school to high school and college.
The subjects of the eight projects selected for grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment are varied but all will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state.