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COVID-19 multilingual site recognized

March 30, 2021

The site was highlighted by Voice of America’s Tibetan news as an example of how linguistic diversity and inclusion are recognized and honored by the university.

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.

When perseverance is the only option: Mabel Watson Raimey

March 3, 2021

Raimey is believed to have been the first African-American woman to graduate from UW–Madison. And that is just the beginning of her story.

Steven Wright’s ‘The Coyotes of Carthage’ depicts realities of race, money and politics

February 18, 2021

USA Today ranked the UW law and creative writing professor as one of “100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read."

WARF’s UpStart program supports women and BIPOC entrepreneurs

February 12, 2021

Free entrepreneurial training program cultivates new businesses launched by women and people of color, contributing to Wisconsin’s economy

UW-Madison to Hold 13th Annual Recognition for Outstanding Women of Color on March 3

February 11, 2021

The thirteenth cohort of Outstanding Women of Color awardees will be honored at a virtual reception on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6 p.m. CST…

Student to student: Black History Month is more than just a month

February 10, 2021

Black history can mean appreciating an influential figure who lived long ago, or a deeply personal present-day connection. UW students tell what it means to them.

New Badger Precollege programs offer enrichment, community-building, college readiness for youth

February 2, 2021

Badger Precollege is ramping up for an all-online summer 2021, revising options and ready to offer an array of programs for a wider diversity of students — from advanced learning and STEM classes to music clinics and college readiness programs.

School of Education announces master’s program scholarship to address inequities

January 28, 2021

The program empowers graduates to change teaching, learning and policy by harnessing vast amounts of educational data that will help guide decisions and improvements in education to bridge the equity gap.

New public history collective focuses on neglected history of Latinx in Wisconsin

January 26, 2021

The project will not only add critical perspectives and missing facts to the historical record, but will also help combat ongoing racism and bias.

Student’s resilience through 2020 is inspiring

January 20, 2021

It was a tough year for all of us. But senior Shehrose Charania carries positivity with her even during difficult times. She’s been able to thrive at UW–Madison despite her family being hit hard by the pandemic.

Canvas feature allows individuals to select preferred names, personal pronouns

January 19, 2021

The new voluntary option allows individuals to indicate how they would like to be referred to in class, in online discussions, or anywhere else Canvas displays names and/or pronouns.

‘Caste’ author Isabel Wilkerson to headline MLK Symposium

January 15, 2021

“Isabel Wilkerson is a distinguished author with writings that synthesize history and personal narratives to help our generation consider the implications of a system of oppression and racism,” says Cheryl Gittens, interim deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

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-Madison geographer recognized for work to diversify geoscience

December 18, 2020

Erika Marín-Spiotta has worked to enact meaningful policies against sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination, and to take meaningful steps to make the geosciences more diverse.

Undocumented immigrants far less likely to commit crimes in U.S. than citizens

December 7, 2020

Crime rates among undocumented immigrants are just a fraction of those of their U.S.-born neighbors, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Texas arrest and conviction records.