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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…

Biden to hold Tuesday event at Gordon

October 26, 2018

Tickets are required for the event, which is organized by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, to be held at Gordon Dining & Events Center from 9 to 11 a.m.

Report: Wisconsin poverty rate rises despite jobs growth

June 8, 2018

The 10th annual Wisconsin Poverty Report found the Wisconsin poverty rate increased to 10.8 percent in 2016, compared to 9.7 percent in 2015, as measured by the Wisconsin Poverty Measure (WPM). The significant rise came despite the state’s jobs growth during the period.

A Turning Point: Six stories from the Dow protests

October 10, 2017

Fifty years ago the Dow Chemical protests brought everyday life on the UW–Madison campus to an abrupt halt. Hear from six UW alumni – ordinary students whose lives were forever changed by that momentous day.

Study: Medicaid Expansion Helped Reduce Reliance on Federal Income Assistance

August 8, 2017

“A rigorous debate about redesigning Medicaid requires accounting for the secondary effects of Medicaid on public programs beyond the health care sector,” said Dr. Marguerite Burns, assistant professor in Population Health Sciences.

Climate experts available to media

June 1, 2017

The following University of Wisconsin–Madison experts are available to speak with reporters regarding the Paris Climate Agreement and the impact of potential changes. President Trump is scheduled to make an announcement regarding the pact at 2 p.m. Central time today.

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.

Center for Journalism Ethics announces finalists for Shadid Award

February 21, 2017

The six projects nominated for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics combined aggressive reporting on important issues with care for the consequences of that reporting.

Communications expert advises how science should respond to fake news

February 18, 2017

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics recently, but fake news is not at all new in the world of science, says life sciences communication Professor Dominique Brossard.

UW monitoring possibility of new campus carry proposal

December 13, 2016

University leaders say they will continue to oppose any legislation that would allow concealed weapons in university buildings.

WisconsinEye to livestream election panel discussion

November 14, 2016

WisconsinEye will livestream a panel discussion on the 2016 presidential campaign featuring Washington Post political reporter David Weigel on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The panel discussion is sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Elections Research Center at UW–Madison.

Vitto, voting and yaggering: Election 2016

November 8, 2016

As folks head to the polls today, it’s a good time to recognize some of the campus community’s contributions to Election 2016. As of Oct. 31,…

Kaine to hold Tuesday campus event

October 29, 2016

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine will hold an event on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Gordon Dining & Events Center, 770 W. Dayton Street.

Early voting on campus runs through Nov. 4

October 18, 2016

Time is running out to vote early if you don't want to wait until election day. One-stop registration and early voting are offered for Madison residents through Friday in the Student Activity Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and at Union South from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Debate experts available from UW–Madison

October 7, 2016

The following University of Wisconsin–Madison experts are available to speak with reporters covering the upcoming presidential debates. The second of three debates is scheduled for…

Paper examines news coverage of Trump

September 19, 2016

With the presidential election less than two months away, it can be easy to forget that Donald Trump was once considered a long shot. Key…

Crossroads of Ideas makes fall 2016 debut Sept. 20

September 16, 2016

"Laboratory of Oligarchy” with journalism Professor Lewis Friedland will explore the meaning of oligarchy and how it can emerge in a democratic system.

On Wisconsin magazine hosts chat with UW–Madison experts on election 2016

September 12, 2016

The magazine's article about the myriad ways campaigns and voters use social media will be the springboard for a live video chat Sept. 20.

UW-Madison alerts student voters to important info for Aug. 9 election

July 28, 2016

UW-Madison students who plan to vote in Madison during the Aug. 9 primary election should prepare now to make sure things go smoothly at the polls.