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Making an American economy that works for the people

November 9, 2023

UW–Madison Professor Kathy Cramer helps lead a commission looking to put the well-being of Americans at the center of economic discussions.

UW–Madison students, educators win Alliant awards

October 27, 2023

Students Olivia Asare and Naomi Lewis and faculty members Kristy Burkholder and Howard Schweber were honored for their achievements.

UW’s Kathy Cramer co-chairs prestigious academy commission on reimagining economy

November 15, 2021

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

November 2, 2020

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

October 22, 2020

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

October 14, 2020

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

October 7, 2020

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

July 14, 2020

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

February 23, 2020

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

January 23, 2020

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

April 17, 2019

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

March 6, 2019

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

October 16, 2018

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

April 13, 2018

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

November 29, 2017

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

October 4, 2017

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

May 26, 2017

“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.