Responding to Blk Pwr Coalition, condemning racism and offering student support
The following letter was sent from Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin to the Blk Pwr Coalition in response to a letter from the Blk Pwr Coalition a day earlier.
Condemning racism and hate, choosing community and belonging
Following a video posted to social media that included racist and hateful language, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion LaVar J. Charleston calls for the UW community to use our voices to express our values, to support each other and to articulate both our condemnation of hate and our support for diversity of all kinds within our community.
New UW institute to study evidence-based solutions to diversity-related challenges
The new Institute for Diversity Science will be a hub for studying the discrimination and evaluating solutions.
Students share the Black quilting tradition
In celebration of Black History Month, students came together at the Black Cultural Center to learn the rich history of the Black quilting tradition and, together, to make a quilt of their own.
Faculty of Color Reception welcomes new faculty and celebrates promotions across campus
The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s annual Faculty of Color Reception welcomed 49 newly hired faculty who identify as people of color to the campus and recognized others who were promoted to assistant or full professor during the past year.
A Juneteenth celebration of science
Outreach teams from UW–Madison brought the "Kitchen Chemist," hands-on exploration stations, and a chance to chat with scientists to the Kujichagulia Center for Self-Determination Juneteenth celebration at Penn Park Saturday.
Video: What APIDA heritage means, personally
Several embers of the UW–Madison community share their thoughts on the importance of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month.
UWPD launches data dashboard, emphasis on racial equity
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.
UW System honors Charek Briggs for LGBTQ+ advocacy
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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.