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UWPD launches data dashboard, emphasis on racial equity

December 9, 2021

After more than a year of community meetings, listening to concerns and collecting feedback, the UW–Madison Police Department is embarking on a one-of-a-kind approach to sharing key data with a focus on racial equity.

South Madison Partnership connects UW with neighborhood

December 9, 2021

Two miles down Park Street from the UW–Madison campus are the facilities of the UW South Madison Partnership — an effort to overcome that geographic distance to draw the university and the neighborhood closer through respectful, equal collaboration.

UW System honors Charek Briggs for LGBTQ+ advocacy

November 17, 2021

The assistant director of UW–Madison’s Gender and Sexuality Campus Center has received the 2021 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award, which goes to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate.

New André De Shields Fund will support BIPOC artists

September 21, 2021

The Wisconsin Union Theater has started the fund, named after the Broadway star and UW alumnus, to support artistic projects and performances by BIPOC and other people who are historically underrepresented on stages and in audiences.

States to lead Law School’s DEI initiatives

September 16, 2021

Michael States, who comes to UW from Ohio State, will serve as the Law School’s first associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion — leading DEI initiatives with an emphasis on racial and social justice.

An update on the Public History Project

July 13, 2021

Director Kacie Lucchini Butcher discusses the UW–Madison Public History Project — "a multi-year effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced, challenged and overcame prejudice on campus" — as it builds toward a public exhibit in fall 2022.

‘It prepared me so well’: First graduate of precollege program for Native students reflects on time at UW–Madison

June 23, 2021

Williams was a sophomore at Seymour Community High School in 2014 when he was in the first cohort of ITA students from the Oneida and Lac du Flambeau communities. He is the first to graduate from UW–Madison.

LaVar Charleston named UW–Madison’s next chief diversity officer 

June 22, 2021

“It is with gratitude and a deep sense of responsibility that I take on this new role,” says Charleston, a clinical professor of higher education at UW–Madison who also completed two degrees here.

Congratulatory banners part of larger effort to promote Indigenous languages

June 2, 2021

Banners in seven Indigenous languages offered congratulations to the Class of 2021. The effort was organized by Enwejig, a campus group that promotes language reclamation.

New projects study root causes of inequalities and how to reduce their effects

April 15, 2021

“The projects ... stand to produce real-world, actionable knowledge about how programs, policies and practices can be leveraged to reduce inequalities in U.S. society,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Lonnie Berger.

COVID-19 multilingual site recognized

March 30, 2021

The site was highlighted by Voice of America’s Tibetan news as an example of how linguistic diversity and inclusion are recognized and honored by the university.

More than a footnote: Remembering the life of William S. Noland, the first known Black graduate of UW–Madison

March 3, 2021

Noland, a member of the first Black family to establish permanent residence in Madison, received his UW degree on June 17, 1875.

When perseverance is the only option: Mabel Watson Raimey

March 3, 2021

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.

Steven Wright’s ‘The Coyotes of Carthage’ depicts realities of race, money and politics

February 18, 2021

USA Today ranked the UW law and creative writing professor as one of “100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read."