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And they’re off! Spring semester is sprung

January 25, 2023

With winter break over, students returned to class, reunited with friends, picked up bus passes and prepared for another semester of learning.

Winter commencement 2022: A joyful step out into the world

December 18, 2022

The winter commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center on Dec. 18 had plenty of pageantry, but also a lot of fun, including foam hands, comedian Charlie Berens and a sprinkling of snow outside.

(Snow)flaking out on Bascom Hill

December 16, 2022

A sudden snowfall late on Dec. 14 (and early on Dec. 15) was the perfect study break opportunity for a group of students who met up on Bascom Hill.

In semester’s stretch run, a frenzy of studying and learning

December 14, 2022

With finals beginning on Friday and class projects due, now is the time when students across campus hunker down to study.

Field House rocks again, but volleyball season ends

December 11, 2022

It was another rollicking weekend at the Field House, as a full house of fans cheered on the Badgers volleyball team. But their season ended with a loss to Pitt in the Regional Finals.

Machiko Ito’s ‘conversation with glass’

December 5, 2022

Glass artist Machiko Ito plays with the boundaries of glass and textile, crocheting and weaving delicate strands of industrial fiberglass into kiln-fired works of art.

Field House heats up as Badgers roll into tournament

December 4, 2022

The Field House was filled with a familiar energy this weekend, as the Badger volleyball team started the NCAA tournament with two decisive wins.

The snowball effect, campus edition

November 23, 2022

The wet, heavy snow that fell on campus on Nov. 15 provided the perfect material for a friendly snowball battle among a group of friends.

Students braid corn in Oneida tradition

November 15, 2022

Students were taught how to braid corn in the traditional Oneida way during an event presented by Wunk Sheek, a UW–Madison Native American student organization.

Honoring veterans at the Brew City Battle

November 14, 2022

UW–Madison's student veterans were honored with a flag ceremony during the "Brew City Battle" at American Family Field in Milwaukee on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Student artists share their work at Open Studio Day

November 7, 2022

From paintings to pottery to sculpture to photography, creativity was out in full force at the Nov. 5 Open Studio Day hosted by the UW Art Department.

Building of Ho-Chunk structure on campus promotes awareness of Indigenous land history

November 4, 2022

Ho-Chunk Nation members instructed students and other UW–Madison community members as they together constructed a Ho-Chunk dwelling called a ciiporoke on campus.

Go Big Read author talks with students, faculty during visit

November 2, 2022

This year's Go Big Read common reading program culminated with the visit of Clint Smith, author of “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America."

Trick or treat: Olin House shows out for Halloween

November 1, 2022

Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin and Professor Joshua Foa Dienstag celebrated their first Halloween in Madison with candy and costumes at Olin House.

Spooky skate at the Shell

October 31, 2022

Badgers in costume showed their Halloween spirit at the ‘Spooky Songs’ skate night at the Shell on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Pumpkin artistry: Creating on a spherical, orange canvas

October 27, 2022

Carving pumpkins brought out the artistry in students who took part in a pumpkin carving event outside Union South on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Polls and policy with FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver

October 27, 2022

FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver discussed the promise and pitfalls of polling data days ahead of the midterm elections.

A (red) sea of fans basks in Homecoming triumph

October 23, 2022

The more than 75,000 in Camp Randall Stadium had plenty to cheer about during the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 22, as the Badgers beat…

Homecoming Parade: smiles, sparkle and silliness

October 22, 2022

The ingredients were all there for the perfect University of Wisconsin–Madison Homecoming Parade: an unseasonably warm October night, the musical energy of the UW Marching Band, the imaginative sparkle of the floats, and the smiles and laughter of people crowding State Street.

A mural that describes ‘being a Badger’

October 20, 2022

On Oct. 18, students gathered at Union South and Memorial Union to paint a murals that asked the question "What does being a Badger mean to you?" The artistic answers were many. The painting was part of Homecoming activities this week.