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WATCH: ’69 strike leader to speak at spring commencement

February 19, 2020

John Felder, a leader of the 1969 Black Student Strike, will be the alumni speaker at UW's 2020 spring commencement.

WATCH: Mystery solved!

February 19, 2020

The spring 2020 commencement speaker is...

Jason Gay’s 2019 winter commencement address

December 15, 2019

"I think it’s important to do the homework, to prepare, and take the serious stuff seriously. But I also think it’s useful to always carry some humility, to acknowledge we are not always in control of our stories; how often it's moments of chaos, luck, and strange bends of the universe that conspire to teach us, to push us, challenge us – and bring us to thrilling events like this ceremony today."

Rank them: Favorite Study Break

December 11, 2019

What is your favorite way to step away from your studies and calm your mind? Vote now!

Get Social: More dogs! And two other mighty cute critters

December 10, 2019

If you need an additional dose of sweetness to ease your end of semester stress, this is for you.

PBS documentary on UW band’s Leckrone debuts 7 p.m. Tuesday

November 25, 2019

For 50 years, the University of Wisconsin's marching band moved to the beat of Mike Leckrone's baton. Take a look back at his legacy Tuesday at 7 p.m. on PBS Wisconsin.

Wendricks make Horticulture 120 course a family affair

November 13, 2019

Five members of the Wendricks family -- three cousins and their grandparents -- are all taking a horticulture class together this semester. They sit together.

Celebrating community this Veterans Day

November 8, 2019

Student veterans add depth and perspective to our classrooms and to our larger campus identity. We enjoy the personal freedoms we exercise every day because they stood up to fight for them.

Move-in 2019: A Wisconsin welcome

September 1, 2019

Thousands of new students and their families moved in to campus residence halls this weekend with the help of fellow students and staff. Bucky stopped by to lend a paw as well.

U.S. Go Congress to bring hundreds of players to campus

July 5, 2019

“The intrinsic beauty and challenge of Go, along with its deep cultural significance in China, Korea, and Japan, have attracted players from around the world,” says organizer Dave Weimer, a professor of public affairs and political science.

Blank’s Slate: UW celebrates Pride Month, Stonewall

June 28, 2019

Chancellor Blank and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor share how campus is marking the 50th anniversary of a groundbreaking moment in the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

Student to student: Valentine’s Day letters to our most beloved parts of campus

February 13, 2019

Whether or not you have a significant other to celebrate Valentine's Day with, there is plenty to love in Madison. Here are our love letters to the little things on campus that make our hearts skip a beat. 

Autumn fades on the prairie

November 12, 2018

The final days of fall bring their own unique colors and textures, stark yet lovely, to the Curtis Prairie at UW–Madison's Arboretum.

Madison’s streets were named after early U.S. revolutionaries

November 7, 2018

In Philadelphia, streets at right angles to Delaware street are named after American trees. In Washington, some streets are named after the states to which they lead. In Madison, nearly every major street was named after a signer of the constitution, thanks to James Doty, a politician and land speculator.