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Black History Month art event

In celebration of Black History Month, an ArtSpin outreach event gave participants the chance to create art in the style of American contemporary painter and silhouette artist Kara Walker. 

Recalling the 1969 Black Student Strike

Organizers of the 1969 Black Student Strike at UW–Madison recalled the turmoil and the excitement of the campus-wide student strike, during a panel Monday night at Memorial Union's Play Circle.

Student-driven oral history project marks 50th anniversary of Black Student Strike on campus

"13 demands" recounts the Black Student Strike of February 1969 through the memories of more than two dozen people who organized, participated in or witnessed it. The protest, surging and ebbing over roughly two weeks, was among the largest in the university’s history.

Marking MLK Day with a history-making leader

In addition to a keynote by Wisconsin's first African-American lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, Monday's event also featured music, discussion and, on a lighter note, coloring pages paying tribute to famous African-Americans.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes to speak at UW MLK Day celebration

Barnes, the second African-American elected to statewide office in Wisconsin, will address the celebration theme of "MLK & Beyond: Manifesting the Dreams of the Movement."

Ada Deer: A lifetime of firsts

Deer, a 1957 graduate, went on to become the first female chair of Wisconsin's Menominee Indian Tribe as well as a national leader in Indian affairs.

Aaron Perry is changing how his community perceives and experiences health

Through the Black Men’s Wellness Sustainable Initiative, Aaron Perry is using a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to change how his community perceives and experiences health.

A feast to kick off Native November

UW-Madison students and others enjoyed traditional native food during a Native Feast event held on Nov. 12 in the Multicultural Student Center in the Red Gym

Elders-in-Residence Program will bring Native community leaders to campus for mentoring, support

The initiative will seek to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges.

Mercile Lee, guiding force behind prominent UW–Madison scholarships, dies at 87

Lee spent nearly 30 years overseeing the scholarship programs, which are credited with attracting and supporting thousands of talented, underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students.

Vigil challenges hatred, pays tribute to Pittsburgh victims

Campus and community members gathered Monday night for a vigil paying tribute to those killed and injured in the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.

UW Women at 150: Looking for — and finding — Lorraine Hansberry

While many people know “A Raisin in the Sun,” far fewer know much about its author, Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry spent less than two years as a student at UW–Madison, but it was an important part of her journey as a writer and activist.

Hmong PhD reflects on research, family pride

Pao Vue became one of the first Hmong Americans to receive a PhD when he got his doctorate degree in geography at UW–Madison in spring 2018.

Rupi Kaur shares her love for Madison, delivers powerful performance

The 25-year-old poet impressed a crowd at Memorial Union on Saturday, and in turn she raved about Madison on social media. “This seems like a place where I could write a book," she wrote.

Enhancement to faculty recruitment program to help diversify faculty

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is demonstrating its commitment to its faculty through an initiative designed to help recruit and retain faculty from underrepresented populations.

Statement on ICE activity in Dane County

We encourage students seeking support to reach out to the Dean of Students Office in partnership with the Multicultural Student Center, a resource that provides assistance and support for the academic and non-academic success of DACA/undocumented students.