Tag Diversity

JSA event celebrates Asian culture

December 4, 2017

The richness and diversity of Asian culture were on display at a cultural celebration Saturday at Ingraham Hall sponsored by the Japanese Student Association.

Celebrating the life and legacy of Jackie DeWalt

November 22, 2017

Jacqueline A. DeWalt, long-time community and education advocate at UW–Madison, will be remembered for her dedication to preparing and helping under-represented students to succeed in higher education, graduate school, and well beyond into adulthood.

Native November bead workshop

November 16, 2017

As part of a month-long celebration of Native American experience, heritage and legacy, student members of Wunk Sheek hosted a bead workshop designed to teach contemporary Native American styles to the UW–Madison community.

System recognizes UW–Madison students, professor

October 30, 2017

Kevin Hernandez and Ariana Saffold are being honored for outstanding efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups, and English Professor Russ Castronovo for excellence in teaching.

MacArthur recipient, New Yorker writer Stillman to speak on ‘crimmigration’

October 24, 2017

Sarah Stillman provides new perspectives on social injustices, including her current work on the intersection of the criminal justice system, immigration, and deportation.

Odyssey Project celebrates 15 years of changing lives for low-income adults

October 5, 2017

A recent survey shows that the Odyssey Project’s 400-plus graduates are more likely to read, vote and go to college after their experience.

Brand New Badger: Daughter of Hmong immigrants part of national push for more women in technology

September 19, 2017

“(My parents) urged my oldest sister to go to college, and she became the role model for the rest of us,” Rosee Xiong says. “And now I’m hoping I can be a role model for other minority students and for my younger siblings.”

At ‘Kick Back,’ plenty of fun but deeper bonds, too

September 19, 2017

A welcome celebration called “Kick Back” brought together students involved in various UW–Madison diversity programs, to have fun and build interpersonal connections.

Study finds Wisconsin children unequally ready for kindergarten

September 19, 2017

Researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of UW–Madison’s School of Education, compared the literacy skills of Wisconsin’s kindergarten students and found them “far from equally prepared to learn.”

Three UW–Madison scholars weigh in on meaning, aftermath of Charlottesville riot

September 15, 2017

As Christy Clark-Pujara watched news coverage of a white supremacy rally in Virginia last month, all she could think of, she said, was how apathy …

Photo gallery: Multicultural orientation celebrates new Badgers

September 8, 2017

The Multicultural Orientation and Reception (MCOR), part of a series of beginning-of-the-semester Wisconsin Welcome events, was held at the Wisconsin Union Theater's Shannon Hall, with music and dance performances by members of UW–Madison student organizations.

Brand New Badger: A passionate voice on race relations chooses UW–Madison for grad school

September 6, 2017

Kyree Brooks, a first-year graduate student at UW–Madison, sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations in his undergraduate years at UW-Whitewater.

Chancellor Blank: Repealing DACA puts promising students at risk

September 5, 2017

We urge the administration and our congressional representatives to find a balanced approach that does not jeopardize the ability of our students to pursue their dreams and does not run counter to the core principles that our nation has held since its founding.

Summer program helps historically underrepresented students make their way to UW

August 4, 2017

The Summer Collegiate Experience offers the incoming students a six-week preview into college life — complete with bunking in dorms, taking classes and forming important first friendships.

UW Hmong-American nurse brings her community to the doctor’s office

August 4, 2017

Maichou Lor developed new survey tools that she hopes can help close gaps in access to care among her own community and other underserved populations.