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When bomb tore through Sterling Hall 50 years ago, he was inside: ‘I still have flashbacks’

August 18, 2020

Bill Evans remembers feeling the building shudder, then seeing a wave of dirt and dust blow by a lab door. He immediately reported that something terrible had happened.

At University Hospital, damage and shock in aftermath of 1970 Sterling Hall bombing

August 18, 2020

The blast shattered most of the hospital's east-facing windows, including those in the intensive care unit. “Our assignment was to pick glass off of patients,” remembers a nursing student.

Another summer of construction on campus

July 30, 2020

So much has changed over the past five-plus months, but there’s one thing that always seems to be eternal – summer construction at UW–Madison. This summer is no exception.

What to expect at virtual commencement

May 6, 2020

A first-ever virtual commencement means exploring new ways to connect to Badgers across the globe and a chance to celebrate with loved ones, whether at home or through virtual platforms.

Greenhouse a refuge from winter woes

February 13, 2020

There’s a place you can go to escape the snow, the cold and the watery gray of a Wisconsin winter. Not California or Florida, but somewhere right here on campus. The Botany Greenhouse in Birge Hall is an 8,000-square-foot oasis of warmth and greenery. Remember green?

Campus a popular stopover for migrating butterflies

October 2, 2019

Butterflies like to stop at the UW–Madison campus and Arboretum to rest and drink up the nectar in the many flowers there.

‘These spaces are sacred’: Ho-Chunk speaker urges mindfulness, reverence of campus indigenous sites

September 24, 2019

She invited audience members to picture the land as it once was, with wigwams up and down the Isthmus and a gathering space for international council meetings of tribal leaders near today’s Wisconsin State Capitol.

A day in the life of a student tour guide, the red-polo-wearing ambassador for thousands of campus visitors

May 14, 2019

Often the first point of contact between the UW and the roughly 80,000 people who visit it each year, student tour guides wear many hats: trivia savants, de facto university ambassadors, academic advisors, elementary school teachers and dad joke connoisseurs.

President’s Oak lives on

October 11, 2018

On Wednesday morning, a graft from the long-standing, much-beloved President’s Oak was planted near Washburn Observatory during a ceremony celebrating both the future and the past.

Campus situated between two lakes means beauty, but also high waters sometimes

August 24, 2018

Rising waters from Lake Mendota area are affecting some parts of the UW–Madison campus, including the Hasler limnology building and Picnic Point.

Dutch elm disease claims “Elmer,” a campus tree more than a century old

August 9, 2018

An elm tree affectionately known as Elmer, a landmark on campus for more than a century, has been taken down, a victim of Dutch elm disease.

World Emoji Day? Here’s your emoji guide to UW–Madison

July 18, 2018

Texting your friend but don’t have time to spell out “Hagenah Fountain?” In honor of Tuesday's World Emoji Day, try this handy emoji guide for all things related to Wisconsin.

Student to student quiz: Which Bucky on Parade are you?

July 17, 2018

There's a Bucky on Parade for every personality. Are you social like "We are Bucky", sporty like @GameDayBucky or outdoorsy like "Goodnight Bucky"?

UW-Madison partners with Madison high schools to promote college and career readiness

June 12, 2018

In a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, UW–Madison is making strides in showing high school students the opportunities they have for post-secondary education.

85 different Bucky statues to be unveiled to kick off ‘Bucky on Parade’

May 2, 2018

The Bucky on Parade public art project features 85 life-sized Bucky Badger statues across Dane County, including 15 on campus, each decorated on a different theme

Chancellor Blank responds to report on student organizations that took name of KKK in 1920s

April 19, 2018

This report does not make for comfortable reading, nor should it," Blank writes. "It makes clear that the history our campus needs to confront is not merely that of these two groups or a particular set of individuals, but 'a pervasive culture of racial and religious bigotry.'”

A March snowfall brings a battle for Bascom

March 7, 2018

The hill that's hosted an igloo and snowmen this winter was taken over Wednesday by snowball-hurling students.

Through multimedia project, alumni reflect on how the Dow protests changed them

October 10, 2017

Fifty years after campus protests against Dow Chemical Company, UW–Madison asked six alumni to reflect on how the protests altered their lives. Their memories anchor “A Turning Point,” an original multimedia web project by University Communications and University Marketing.