Two miles down Park Street from the UW–Madison campus are the facilities of the UW South Madison Partnership — an effort to overcome that geographic distance to draw the university and the neighborhood closer through respectful, equal collaboration.
The assistant director of UW–Madison’s Gender and Sexuality Campus Center has received the 2021 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award, which goes to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate.
Director Kacie Lucchini Butcher discusses the UW–Madison Public History Project — "a multi-year effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced, challenged and overcame prejudice on campus" — as it builds toward a public exhibit in fall 2022.
‘It prepared me so well’: First graduate of precollege program for Native students reflects on time at UW–Madison
Williams was a sophomore at Seymour Community High School in 2014 when he was in the first cohort of ITA students from the Oneida and Lac du Flambeau communities. He is the first to graduate from UW–Madison.
“It is with gratitude and a deep sense of responsibility that I take on this new role,” says Charleston, a clinical professor of higher education at UW–Madison who also completed two degrees here.
Banners in seven Indigenous languages offered congratulations to the Class of 2021. The effort was organized by Enwejig, a campus group that promotes language reclamation.
“The projects ... stand to produce real-world, actionable knowledge about how programs, policies and practices can be leveraged to reduce inequalities in U.S. society,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Lonnie Berger.
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
Noland, a member of the first Black family to establish permanent residence in Madison, received his UW degree on June 17, 1875.
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.
USA Today ranked the UW law and creative writing professor as one of “100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read."