Tag Diversity

‘Why I Love UW’: Alex Gee

November 18, 2019

The Rev. Alex Gee and his family together hold 13 degrees from UW–Madison, starting with his mother. Gee shares their story in the first of three videos commissioned last spring for the “Why I Love UW” series, which features diverse alumni describing how the university changed their lives.

What will you do now? Diversity Forum’s second day explores equity

November 7, 2019

The second day of UW–Madison's Diversity Forum explored numerous inclusion topics, with sessions ranging from the language of gender identity to statewide racial disparities to inclusion for people with non-apparent disabilities.

John Quiñones: Be active bystanders, not silent observers, when witnessing injustice

November 5, 2019

The ABC News correspondent spoke to an overflow crowd of more than 1,200 at this year’s UW–Madison Diversity Forum.

ABC News Veteran John Quiñones to keynote 2019 UW–Madison Diversity Forum

October 31, 2019

The seven-time Emmy award-winning news correspondent and best-selling book author will share how he came from a foundation in poverty with a real understanding of the challenges of immigration and integration.

Student conference aims to empower next generation of equity leaders

October 23, 2019

More than 200 high school students and their chaperones from 19 U.S. school districts will attend the MSAN Student Conference, presented by the School of Education annually to develop student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.

Faculty of Color reception 2019

September 25, 2019

Newly hired and recently promoted faculty of color were celebrated on Tuesday night at the UW–Madison Faculty of Color Reception at Memorial Union.

‘These spaces are sacred’: Ho-Chunk speaker urges mindfulness, reverence of campus indigenous sites

September 24, 2019

She invited audience members to picture the land as it once was, with wigwams up and down the Isthmus and a gathering space for international council meetings of tribal leaders near today’s Wisconsin State Capitol.

WCER launches $1.5 million internship study of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities

September 20, 2019

The NSF-funded study aims to examine students’ experiences with their internships and how these experiences may impact their future wages, employment status and vocational self-efficacy.

Brand New Badger: Freshman hopes to ease transition for other young immigrants

September 11, 2019

Yanci Almonte Vargas wrote an essay about the ups and downs of his immigration experience, in order to help other young immigrants. It will be featured in a new book series.

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.