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New André De Shields Fund will support BIPOC artists

September 21, 2021

The Wisconsin Union Theater has started the fund, named after the Broadway star and UW alumnus, to support artistic projects and performances by BIPOC and other people who are historically underrepresented on stages and in audiences.

Class of 2020 Celebration: Better late than never

September 18, 2021

Alumni from UW–Madison's class of 2020 are gathering on campus this weekend to celebrate their commencement in-person.

Sculpture dedicated in Germany to honor UW alum and hero of Nazi resistance

September 16, 2021

Justus Liebig University in Germany held a ceremony Sept. 15 to celebrate the installation of “Mildred,” a reproduction of John Burbow’s sculpture located at Middleton’s Marshall Park.

Recent UW grad, an Afghan Kurdish poet, wins $90,000 scholarship for immigrants with exceptional potential

April 13, 2021

Hajjar Baban already has achieved considerable success. She’s now poised for more.

UW–Madison alum’s mask makes Time magazine’s list of best inventions of 2020

April 13, 2021

Max Bock-Aronson says his UW engineering education, and the opportunities he had as a student, played a crucial role developing his entrepreneurial skills.

More than a footnote: Remembering the life of William S. Noland, the first known Black graduate of UW–Madison

March 3, 2021

Noland, a member of the first Black family to establish permanent residence in Madison, received his UW degree on June 17, 1875.

New UW–Madison campaign highlights Badgers stepping up

February 25, 2021

A new UW–Madison campaign, “Can’t Stop a Badger”, explores the stories and people whose relentless drive are making Wisconsin – and the world – a better place.

Sociologist battles inequities in artificial intelligence

January 12, 2021

Alumna Alex Hanna is a research scientist on Google’s Ethical AI Team, which focuses on responsible artificial intelligence systems. “There’s a very strong chance that those data are exacerbating existing race, gender, and class inequalities,” she says.

UW alumnus Brandon Taylor one of six finalists for prestigious Booker Prize

November 19, 2020

Taylor came to UW–Madison pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry but his education, both in and out of the college classroom, inspired him to write “Real Life.”

Pandemic spawns hope for faith in journalism

September 25, 2020

Conventional wisdom has written print journalism’s obituary many times, as revenues decline and outlets shut down. But there are signs of hope.

‘Why I Love UW’ video: New York restaurateur Gabriel Stulman

July 28, 2020

“There was a warmth, there was an enthusiasm” when he first visited campus with his father, Stulman says. The diversity of his freshman residence hall “changed my life.”

Remembering Bella Sobah: ‘She was the greatness in all of us’

June 26, 2020

“She lived life to the fullest and did so unapologetically. It didn’t matter that she had spinal muscular atrophy. It didn’t matter that she was a Black woman in a society that didn’t fight for her. She was still going to fight for the life she deserved.”

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. 

Senior class officers announce 2020 class gift dedicated to Green Bandana Project

March 3, 2020

The senior class office will raise funds dedicated to the Green Bandana Project as part of a gift from the class of 2020.

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