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UW’s Kathy Cramer co-chairs prestigious academy commission on reimagining economy
The committee will assess the impact of the last half-century of economic policymaking, meet with Americans from all over the country, and generate recommendations meant to create an economy that best serves the needs of the American people.
UW-Madison election stories and experts: Voting rights, youth turnout, foreign interference
UW–Madison experts can comment on topics surrounding the presidential election ranging from youth turnout to violence at the polls to election law.
Badger Talks video: Student participation in voting efforts
While the lead-up to the election matters, political science Professor Kathy Cramer is also thinking about what happens afterwards. Roughly half of population will be disappointed, she says. So Cramer is looking for ways to be “civil and good to each other on campus and beyond campus.”
Badgers get ready to vote
Staff from the Madison City Clerk’s office helped students register to vote in a series of events on campus in the past few weeks. All…
Election 2020 experts: Voting systems, VP debate, more
The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a number of experts, story angles and resources for media covering Election 2020, including about creating resilient voting systems, the…
Badger Talks: Mail-in voting during the pandemic
In this week’s Badger Talks, Barry Burden joins us to talk about how the pandemic’s big push for mail-in voting is likely to affect the…
Battleground state poll shows Sanders leading in Democratic primary, tight general election matchups
New surveys in three key battleground states show Sen. Bernie Sanders with sizable leads in the Michigan and Wisconsin Democratic primaries, but a closer contest among Democrats in Pennsylvania.
Longtime political scientist, scholar on African politics M. Crawford Young dies at 88
Young was a central figure in the creation of UW–Madison’s African Studies Program. His leadership and support helped the program thrive, and he remained active in it until his death.
Two UW–Madison scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American politics expert Katherine Cramer and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Jo Handelsman are being recognized by the academy for their contributions to science and public affairs.
UW–Madison alumna named Knight-Hennessy Scholar
The prestigious scholarship provides full funding for graduate study at Stanford. Applicants are evaluated based on independence of thought, purposeful leadership and a civic mindset
VoteFest week encourages students to vote early
UW-Madison this week is holding VoteFest, a series of events to encourage students to vote and show them how.
UW student with political ambitions receives prestigious Truman Scholarship
UW-Madison senior Jordan Madden will be able to build upon his mission of helping others as the recipient of a 2018 Truman Scholarship.
Professor wins award for ‘improving world order’ for research on genocide
In his book, political science professor Scott Straus — who specializes in the study of genocide, political violence, human rights and African politics — explains how ideas and political messages can become tipping points for genocide.
‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Go Big Read event will be Oct. 9 at UW–Madison
A UW–Madison panel will discuss J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” at a Go Big Read Keynote Event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.
New leadership center inspired by Gov. Thompson’s legacy
“Gov. Thompson’s rich legacy deserves such recognition. He is a policy iconoclast who values quality research and analysis from across the political spectrum ,” La Follette School Director Donald Moynihan said.
Smeeding, known for income/poverty research, named as Galbraith Fellow
The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) has named La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding as its John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow for 2017.
UW study to examine women’s roles in peacemaking
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is hosting a project designed to explore women’s existing roles in African peacemaking and to see what lessons can be gleaned from their mostly informal initiatives.