Tag Politics and public affairs

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.

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.