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Badger pride on display at picnic

June 28, 2024

Students, faculty members and others gathered at the Pride Picnic on Library Mall on June 26 to spin a wheel for pride-themed prizes, pose for photos in rainbow-colored Terrace chairs and enjoy tasty boxed lunches.

Despite adversity, recent graduate ‘never had any doubt’ she would earn degree

January 31, 2022

Reagan Patrowicz was seriously injured when she was struck by a car during her sophomore year, but she went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in geography at winter commencement.

Remembering 9/11

September 10, 2021

Students and others marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by placing American flags on Bascom Hill, on Sept. 10.

A program created to promote community on campus

September 14, 2020

In hopes of helping new students connect this semester, the Cener for First-Year Experience created Badger Welcome Groups. More than 600 signed to get to know each other.

Themed SOAR Live sessions are drawing an unexpectedly large virtual audience

July 22, 2020

SOAR sessions to introduce new students to campus are online this year. Incoming students can log on from anywhere in the world and ask questions through chat-room functions.

UW-Madison students score highly on leadership; study shows campus activities with highest impact

July 16, 2020

“Effective leadership education prepares UW–Madison students for their careers and for addressing complex social challenges on campus, in our communities, and around the world."

Proactive review to strengthen fraternity and sorority life

February 7, 2019

“This review aims to help our fraternities and sororities benefit from the many new initiatives and best practices that are being developed nationally," says Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor.

Marking MLK Day with a history-making leader

January 21, 2019

In addition to a keynote by Wisconsin's first African-American lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, Monday's event also featured music, discussion and, on a lighter note, coloring pages paying tribute to famous African-Americans.

Search begins for new dean of students

December 12, 2018

The position will be posted later this month, with applications due by early March. The anticipated start date is summer 2019.

Friendly competition aims to boost food donations

December 3, 2018

Throughout the week of Dec. 3-7, the McBurney Disability Resource Center has challenged the nine departments of the Division of Student Life to a friendly competition to increase donations to the Open Seat Food Pantry.

A feast to kick off Native November

November 13, 2018

UW-Madison students and others enjoyed traditional native food during a Native Feast event held on Nov. 12 in the Multicultural Student Center in the Red Gym

Elders-in-Residence Program will bring Native community leaders to campus for mentoring, support

November 7, 2018

The initiative will seek to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges.

Two new cultural center startup spaces to open this fall

August 29, 2018

“I want all high school students to feel that if they come here, they belong here,” says Alondra Avitia, one of the students who helped create the centers. “You want to feel that sense of belonging the minute you set foot on a campus.”

Reesor selected as student affairs leader

May 9, 2018

“We were looking for someone with a long-term strategic vision on how we best serve students during their time on campus.  Lori impressed us all with her experience and thoughtful comments, ” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

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.

Incoming freshmen say SOAR prepares them for life as a Badger

July 11, 2017

Whether by meeting new people, learning about opportunities, making a schedule or getting advice from peer advisors, this year’s incoming freshmen said their SOAR experience made them feel comfortable becoming a Badger.