Tag Diversity

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.

Students star in “Hip-Hop U: The First Wave Scholars”

The Wisconsin Public Television documentary explores the innovative work of the students in the First Wave learning community, which focuses on spoken word and hip-hop culture.

New Faculty Focus: Kasey Keeler

"Part of my work and research is to draw attention to the history of Wisconsin as a Native place and the many tribal communities who still exist here."

After a busy summer, Wisconsin Union tackles numerous initiatives to ensure a welcoming environment

“We have a lot on our plate this academic year, including some big, philosophical issues to work through,” says Union Director Mark Guthier. “As has always been the case throughout the history of the Wisconsin Union, this work will be largely student-led and student-driven.”

UW–Madison to co-lead $10 million grant to cultivate STEM faculty

To broaden participation in STEM programs and fields, the National Science Foundation awarded a five-year, $10 million NSF INCLUDES Alliance grant to be co-led by UW–Madison’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Report highlights progress on campus climate initiatives

Staff, faculty, students and leadership have been working hard this spring and summer on a variety of initiatives, including two new cultural center startup spaces, preparing to repeat campus-wide survey on sexual assault and misconduct, and taking part in a Native Nations working group gathering with tribal communities.

Two new cultural center startup spaces to open this fall

“I want all high school students to feel that if they come here, they belong here,” says Alondra Avitia, one of the students who helped create the centers. “You want to feel that sense of belonging the minute you set foot on a campus.”