Tag Politics and public affairs

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.

Kohl donates $10M to support La Follette School’s outreach, teaching and research

May 12, 2019

Kohl’s donation, the Kohl Initiative, focuses on three priorities that will expand the School’s public outreach mission, advance the training of future public leaders and support influential research by faculty and students. It is the largest donation in La Follette School history.

Research by team of grad students cited in Mueller Report

April 23, 2019

When news stories started coming out about Twitter accounts from Russia pretending to be American citizens during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, some UW–Madison graduate students undertook research to see how U.S. media handled those tweets.

UW–Madison Day at the Capitol

April 10, 2019

More than 20 graduate student research projects were on display for Wisconsin elected officials in the ornate North Hearing Room during UW–Madison Day at the Capitol April 10. Legislators and staff also heard flash talks by UW experts, and UW–Madison alumni participated in individual meetings with their state senators and representatives.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes to speak at UW MLK Day celebration

January 9, 2019

Barnes, the second African-American elected to statewide office in Wisconsin, will address the celebration theme of "MLK & Beyond: Manifesting the Dreams of the Movement."

Ada Deer: A lifetime of firsts

December 18, 2018

Deer, a 1957 graduate, went on to become the first female chair of Wisconsin's Menominee Indian Tribe as well as a national leader in Indian affairs.

Panel discusses media after the midterms

November 9, 2018

Visiting journalist David Folkenflik was part of an expert panel Wednesday discussing this week's election.

On voter registration day, students can step up to voting challenge

September 19, 2018

UW-Madison is competing in the Big Ten Voting Challenge, a nonpartisan effort that aims to mobilize registration and turnout. Students are encouraged to register to vote at the National Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25.