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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.

Blank’s Slate: You don’t have to miss observing Earth Day

April 16, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank urges you to participate in a virtual Earth Day conference sponsored by the Nelson Institute on April 20. And learn more about the history of the Nelson Institute as it celebrates 50 years.

Video: Chancellor Rebecca Blank addresses COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Chancellor Blank is thanking everyone for their flexibility and willingness to make changes that "aren't easy or comfortable" in response to COVID-19. "I can't tell you exactly what tomorrow or the next day is going to bring, but I can tell you this: The safety and well-being of every member of our UW–Madison family is, and will remain, my top priority."

Update on coronavirus and spring break travel

February 26, 2020

བོད་ཡིག Tibetan    中文 Chinese    Español   Hmoob   नेपाली Nepali The following message was sent from Chancellor Rebecca Blank to…

Blank’s Slate: Potential for collaboration statewide

January 21, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank visited Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point and Black River Falls this month, connecting with local leaders and alumni while touring major businesses and bringing a gift to the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Go Big Read seeking book suggestions for 2020-21

November 6, 2019

UW-Madison’s common reading program is seeking submissions for the 2020-21 year. Once again, the theme is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation.