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Joan Sweeney ‘cared deeply about helping students’

September 28, 2016

Joan Sweeney worked in the Work-Study office for more than 40 years, touching generations of students with her advocacy, advice and good humor.

Mara McDonald, ‘quintessential boundary crosser,’ dies at 68

July 14, 2016

Although the longtime assistant administrator in the Laboratory of Genetics and J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution retired from the university last year, she continued to touch lives.

In memoriam: Peggy Leister

June 21, 2016

She served as an administrative professional in numerous departments during her 34 years at the university before retiring on April 4.

Colleagues, students remember journalism professor Baughman

March 29, 2016

“He was his own man,” says friend and colleague Donald Downs. “Isn’t that what a college education is supposed to instill?”

UW-Madison alumna and women’s financial equality advocate dies

February 8, 2016

Lorna Jorgenson Wendt gained national fame in 1996 as a pioneer in the quest for equality before, during and after marriage.

Carillon bells will play Friday in remembrance

May 6, 2015

The campus will remember University of Wisconsin–Madison students who passed away during the past summer and academic year 2014-15 during a brief ceremony on Friday, May 8 at 1 p.m. at the Carillon Tower.

Neal First, whose work led to cattle cloning, dies at 84

December 18, 2014

Emeritus Professor Neal First, a pioneer in cattle reproduction and cloning who studied animal physiology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for 45 years, died Nov. 20 from complications of cancer.