Tag Alumni

Meeting new demand for comfort food, SpaghettiOs were created by UW grad

May 15, 2020

Fifty-five years ago, Donald Goerke — asked to develop an easy-to-eat meal for children — created one of the classics: the "neat round spaghetti you can eat with a spoon."

Student to student: A farewell to the campus I love

May 13, 2020

Saying goodbye is hard, but luckily, I have memories and friendships that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.

The perfect match: UW alum donates bone marrow to blood cancer patient

April 29, 2020

Kelsey Rahe’s act of heroism has even received national recognition. She was featured on ABC’s World News Tonight — a show hosted by David Muir, who was also the UW commencement speaker when Rahe graduated in 2018. 

Dinners On Wisconsin brings together students, staff over food

December 6, 2019

Dinners On Wisconsin's mission is to make UW–Madison feel a little more like home for both students and professors by bringing them together around dinner tables with warm plates of home-cooked meals

‘Why I Love UW’: Alex Gee

November 18, 2019

The Rev. Alex Gee and his family together hold 13 degrees from UW–Madison, starting with his mother. Gee shares their story in the first of three videos commissioned last spring for the “Why I Love UW” series, which features diverse alumni describing how the university changed their lives.

Badgers return for Multicultural Summer Picnic

August 5, 2019

More than 200 Badgers of color and their families joined the Wisconsin Alumni Association August 3 for the inaugural Multicultural Summer Picnic.

André De Shields ’70 wins best actor Tony for ‘Hadestown’

June 10, 2019

De Shields began his theatrical career at UW–Madison, graduating in 1970 and moving to New York City in 1973. His Broadway career includes "The Wiz" and "The Full Monty."

UW Changes Lives: WSB alumni make a difference throughout state

May 15, 2019

Wisconsin School of Business alumni are driving Wisconsin’s economy in industries and markets as varied as the talented individuals who are leading them. Meet six Business Badgers whose work makes an impact in Wisconsin.

Using motorcycles and 55-cent payments, Uganda groups maps route to health care in remote villages

May 13, 2019

By helping organize monthly clinics and lending to motorcycle buyers who are obligated for 18 months to transport health care workers, a nonprofit has connected health-care providers and patients in remote villages in Uganda.

Commencement spotlight: UW grad uses brother’s injury as inspiration for research

May 8, 2019

Stefanie Henry will graduate from UW as a double major in neurobiology and French, along with an extensive background in nervous system trauma research that is inspired by her brother’s spinal cord injury.

First female valedictorian became renowned suffragist

May 7, 2019

Clara Bewick Colby was among the first class of six women at the University of Wisconsin to graduate with bachelor’s degrees. Later, large crowds would attend her speeches on women’s rights.

Nursing student upholds family tradition as fourth-generation Badger nurse

May 1, 2019

Following in the footsteps of her great-grandmother, grandmother and aunt, Emily Hanna is the fourth in her family to take part in UW–Madison’s nursing program. The program has seen some serious changes in that time.

UW alum masterminding next generation data storage: A solution to the datapocalypse?

March 11, 2019

In a meeting at the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of Business, Hyunjun Park said the device will hold digital information in DNA – life’s evolution-perfected “data storage” molecule.

Steve Miller, Tom Brock to receive honorary degrees

February 14, 2019

This year’s recipients of honorary degrees from UW–Madison are both rock stars — one literally, the other in microbiology. The honorees are Steve Miller, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Thomas Brock, who helped usher in modern molecular biology.

Ada Deer: A lifetime of firsts

December 18, 2018

Deer, a 1957 graduate, went on to become the first female chair of Wisconsin's Menominee Indian Tribe as well as a national leader in Indian affairs.

EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship

November 20, 2018

EatStreet now serves more than 15,000 restaurants in more than 275 cities. It has 175 employees at its headquarters, just off the Capitol Square in Madison, and more than 1,200 drivers.

UW Women at 150: Looking for — and finding — Lorraine Hansberry

October 30, 2018

While many people know “A Raisin in the Sun,” far fewer know much about its author, Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry spent less than two years as a student at UW–Madison, but it was an important part of her journey as a writer and activist.

12 famous people you didn’t know went to UW–Madison

October 17, 2018

Homecoming is an occasion often involving food, friends and football — but it’s also a time to welcome Badger alumni back to campus. …