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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.

For student commencement speaker, years of writing and performing lead to Kohl Center stage

November 28, 2018

Jamie Dawson, a seasoned spoken word artist and member of the First Wave program, has been chosen as the student speaker for winter commencement.

Spot reflects UW–Madison’s ‘remarkable story’ — in 30 seconds

October 3, 2018

UW–Madison debuts its new 30-second TV spot during Saturday night’s Wisconsin vs. Nebraska football game broadcast. This year’s spot focuses on the UW’s constant pursuit of progress in research, education and student experience.

Summer program helps historically underrepresented students make their way to UW

August 4, 2017

The Summer Collegiate Experience offers the incoming students a six-week preview into college life — complete with bunking in dorms, taking classes and forming important first friendships.

UW-Madison student one of two finalists for inaugural title of National Youth Poet Laureate

April 19, 2017

Hajjar Baban is one of two finalists for the inaugural position of National Youth Poet Laureate. The title will be bestowed for the first time on April 26.

UW-Madison student wins Marshall Scholarship

December 6, 2016

UW-Madison senior Deshawn McKinney has been named a winner of the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious award given to up to 40 scholars each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.