Tag Politics and public affairs

The UW Now: Experts discuss economic impact of COVID-19

May 11, 2020

Join a livestream and Q & A with a panel of experts from the UW community Tuesday at 7 p.m. CDT.

Report finds regional health, economic factors are key to reopening Wisconsin economy

April 28, 2020

“Policymakers will need to balance the health risks of relaxing social distancing guidelines with the economic costs of maintaining the restrictions,” says Professor Noah Williams. “We provide metrics to help inform decisions on those tradeoffs."

Survey: Many still find it hard to stay home during pandemic, worry about mental health during isolation

March 24, 2020

Most people are motivated to physically separate themselves from others to help stop the spread of coronavirus, a UW survey shows, but obligations to work and family and mental health concerns make staying apart a challenge.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin wins ‘Champion of Science’ award with nomination from UW–Madison, Marquette

February 18, 2020

The award honors members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently reflect their commitment to fundamental science through funding investment for federal research agencies.

Political activity on campus: Guidelines for the 2020 campaign

February 12, 2020

This document provides general guidelines for employees and students of the UW System who wish to engage in an important but regulated activity: political campaign…

Know before you go: Campus policies on free speech and protests

August 28, 2019

As the new academic year gets underway, university officials are reminding students of guidelines that will help keep them safe and in good standing as they exercise their rights to free speech and free expression.

Cora Marrett to lead fall Wisconsin Idea course, public lecture series

August 1, 2019

The distinguished sociologist and alumna will lead the fourth offering of the course, which is designed for undergraduate students and also open to the public.

Cap Times Idea Fest returns to campus Sept. 13-14

July 18, 2019

Eric Holder will discuss gerrymandering, WARF's Erik Iverson will lead a panel on "How Does Madison Not Become Seattle?" and political scientist Kathy Cramer will highlight the Local Voices Network, among other events.

Wisconsin Medicaid expansion lowered antidiabetic drug costs 70%

July 1, 2019

A new UW–Madison study shows that Wisconsin Medicaid’s 2014 coverage expansion had a tremendous impact on making antidiabetic drugs more affordable for one of the state’s populations that needs them most: childless adults with low income.

Native Nations_UW Leadership Summit highlights directions for partnerships

May 15, 2019

“The partnership feels genuine. I think it will have valuable benefits, and not just on the research end, but also in how many Native students are at UW–Madison and how the university can better support them," says Mic Isham Jr., executive administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.