Tag Diversity

Jim Martin made his mark in sports and law as player, coach, judge

August 6, 2019

Martin was an assistant coach for the UW football team from 1970 to 1974 and a student at UW Law School from 1974 to 1976. He went on to serve as a Madison city attorney and later as a respected jurist and strong advocate for equal justice.

Badgers return for Multicultural Summer Picnic

August 5, 2019

More than 200 Badgers of color and their families joined the Wisconsin Alumni Association August 3 for the inaugural Multicultural Summer Picnic.

First Wave alumna awarded major graduate fellowship

July 31, 2019

Mackenzie Berry is the recipient of a $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of only six recipients nationwide this year to receive the fellowship.

González hired as new UW–Madison director of community relations

July 16, 2019

“I look forward to being a part of ensuring that the university is creating opportunities for all members of our community," González says.

Blank’s Slate: UW celebrates Pride Month, Stonewall

June 28, 2019

Chancellor Blank and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor share how campus is marking the 50th anniversary of a groundbreaking moment in the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

New resources support employee engagement and inclusion at UW–Madison

June 18, 2019

The Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity (EID) initiative led by the vice chancellor for finance and administration has recently taken a major step forward with the release of new EID principles.

Hip-hop choreographer Duane Lee Holland Jr. to join Dance Department faculty

May 17, 2019

"We hope with this addition to the faculty we will craft deep, integrative, and long lasting changes in the way in which diversity is conceived and implemented in our curriculum," said department chair Kate Corby. "Duane's versatility as a teacher and artist, along with his warm and professional engagement with students, will be a great benefit."

Commencement spotlight: UW grad uses brother’s injury as inspiration for research

May 8, 2019

Stefanie Henry will graduate from UW as a double major in neurobiology and French, along with an extensive background in nervous system trauma research that is inspired by her brother’s spinal cord injury.

4 faculty chosen for next cohort of Diversity Liaison Project

May 3, 2019

Four faculty members have been chosen for the Diversity Liaison Project, which provides a hands-on approach to offering more opportunities for campus leaders to actively engage with matters of diversity, equity and inclusion and to implement best practices in the classroom and beyond.

Chair to honor civil rights trailblazer James E. Jones Jr.

April 24, 2019

“Professor Jones was a towering figure here at the Law School. The chair bearing his name will continue his memory and legacy here forever,” says Law School Dean Margaret Raymond.

Student-led On Wisconsin Powwow brings ‘the spirit of home straight to campus’

April 3, 2019

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event April 6 and 7 that will feature cultural education, dancing, food, crafts and drums. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the Grand Entries taking place at 1 p.m. each day.

When perseverance is the only option: Mabel Watson Raimey

March 12, 2019

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, as we continue our series UW Women at 150.

Student to student: Recognizing women in leadership at UW

March 6, 2019

With International Women’s Day coming March 8, now's the time to celebrate the women who have made an impact on our lives, as well as on our campus community.

Black History Month art event

February 15, 2019

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

February 12, 2019

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

February 7, 2019

"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

January 21, 2019

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.