University Health Services (UHS), the health clinic at UW–Madison, provides a wide range of medical and counseling services to UW–Madison students. Those who are enrolled for the fall semester now can purchase low-cost, basic health-care coverage at UHS for their spouses or domestic partners.
Eric Trekell is the first full-time director of UW–Madison's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Campus Center, a new unit in the Offices of the Dean of Students that is responsible for fostering a positive learning environment for LGBT students, and for providing resources and advocacy on LGBT issues to the wider university community.
Two outside evaluators will visit campus to review the implementation of Plan 2008 during the past five years and identify areas of focus for the next five years.
Bernice Durand, a professor of physics who has been deeply involved in campus climate and diversity programs, has been chosen by Provost Peter Spear to become the university's associate vice chancellor for diversity and climate.
As students look through the timetable for the upcoming semester, they'll see one course in chemistry that meets the ethnic studies requirement. It's not a mistake.
Some 20 graduate students surprised industrial engineering professor Michael J. Smith Dec. 6 with a presentation of an award for "Excellence in Holistic Education," an award established entirely by students, some of whom he's advised.
UW-Madison's Student Bar Association has created two programs aimed at improving the learning environment for first-year students and making the Law School experience more collegial for all students.
Luoluo Hong, UW–Madison's new dean of students, hopes to provide stability and support for department colleagues and to re-establish a connection with the student body, particularly in the area of advocating on behalf of students.
Ask Seema Kapani for her assessment of UW–Madison's efforts to create a more welcoming and diverse campus, and she'll tell you about 20 years of both exhilarating successes and intense frustrations.