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Tour of L&S, engineering facilities highlights need for new buildings

April 12, 2021

“The two projects that are in the budget for this year are cornerstones for growth and success at UW–Madison,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank said.

UW-Madison to launch Director of Athletics search

April 7, 2021

The Athletic Director identifies, hires, supports, and evaluates head coaches in all 23 Badger varsity sports. The AD is responsible for the planning and operation of the unit’s $130 million annual budget.

UW System leaders, Chancellor Blank visit UW–Madison COVID-19 vaccine site 

March 23, 2021

The number of people in the UW–Madison community who have reported receiving at least one dose of the vaccine, whether on campus or off, now exceeds 10,000. 

Spring semester COVID-19 weekly update for faculty and staff

January 8, 2021

A message to faculty and staff on spring semester testing requirements; how to download the Safer Badgers app; privacy protection; and exposure notification.

UW–Madison recognized nationally for success in increasing graduation rates

October 28, 2020

After a host of reforms to increase student success, average undergraduate time to degree decreased to less than four calendar years for the first time in 2019 and continued to shorten in 2020.

Largest class ever of new Bucky’s Tuition Promise students receiving free tuition this year

October 21, 2020

There are now more than 2,500 students on campus receiving free tuition through Bucky’s Tuition Promise. The initiative is funded through private gifts and other institutional resources.

Additional changes coming for UW season opener

October 7, 2020

Given the significant increase of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across Wisconsin, UW–Madison is taking new steps to limit attendance and game day activity around Badgers football.

Chancellor Blank appointed to NCAA Board of Governors

September 25, 2020

“This is a time of great complexity and challenge for colleges and universities,” Blank said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to address the many important issues affecting our student athletes and our athletic programs.”

Message from Chancellor Rebecca Blank

September 8, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank addresses students about the new 14-day student restrictions for health and safety instituted because of the rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.

Chancellor announces new action against racism

July 8, 2020

In a message to campus, Chancellor Blank shares how UW–Madison is responding to calls for greater equity and inclusion.

Gittens to serve as UW–Madison’s interim chief diversity officer

June 25, 2020

“This is a crucial role on our campus at a time when continued progress on equity and inclusion is not only expected but essential,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “We are very fortunate to have someone with Dr. Gittens’ experience and skill to lead this effort."

Chancellor Blank: A message to our community

May 31, 2020

Chancellor Blank responds to the death of George Floyd, protests and violence in Madison, calling on the UW community to reject racism, hate and violence.

Chancellor: UW plans for a safe return this fall

May 18, 2020

Chancellor Blank explains how the university will operate this fall to ensure students receive a full educational program while maintaining the safety of the campus community.

Chancellor: Public universities are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle

May 12, 2020

"In record time, we’ve put together public-private partnerships of scientists, engineers, public health experts, manufacturers and many others to address the pandemic," Chancellor Blank writes in a piece coauthored with Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Message from Chancellor Blank on new Title IX rules

May 6, 2020

We remain committed to preventing sexual misconduct, supporting survivors and investigating complaints in a timely, impartial manner that respects the due process rights of all involved.