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Open Seat helps brighten students’ pandemic Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020

Open Seat staff and volunteers spent the weekend before Thanksgiving organizing and packing up food to be handed out to students this week.

Surge COVID-19 testing offered at Nielsen Tennis Stadium

November 12, 2020

Community members took advantage of COVID-19 surge testing being freely offered at Nielsen Tennis Stadium from Nov. 12 to the end of the year.

An Election Day like no other

November 3, 2020

After careful preparation by the Madison City Clerk’s office and UW–Madison officials, Election Day went ahead on Nov. 3 at seven polling places on campus.

Chalk it up to dedication

November 3, 2020

A dedicated group of UW–Madison students who are part of the #BadgersVote coalition came out the evening of Nov. 2 to create street chalkings reminding…

The golden light of autumn

October 29, 2020

The golds and reds of late October shed a soft, warm light upon campus in recent days, especially as sunset approaches.

A victorious but unusual Badger game day

October 24, 2020

It was a game day at Camp Randall like no other before it. There were touchdowns and a resounding victory, but no crowd, and the only cheers were piped in.

Badger Talks video: Student participation in voting efforts

October 22, 2020

While the lead-up to the election matters, political science Professor Kathy Cramer is also thinking about what happens afterwards. Roughly half of population will be disappointed, she says. So Cramer is looking for ways to be “civil and good to each other on campus and beyond campus.”

Students vote early — in outdoor tents

October 21, 2020

Students cast their votes for the Nov. 3 presidential election during the first day of in-person absentee voting on Tuesday, at three outdoor tents set up on campus.

Badger Talks: How to keep the virus away on Halloween

October 20, 2020

In this Badger Talks video, Malia Jones, an epidemiologist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, shares how we can safely celebrate Halloween with a few changes to our traditions.

Badgers get ready to vote

October 14, 2020

Staff from the Madison City Clerk’s office helped students register to vote in a series of events on campus in the past few weeks. All…

Badger Talks: Staying safe from COVID while indoors

October 6, 2020

In this Badger Talks video, Tim Bertram, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of chemistry and an expert on air quality, discusses what we can do to minimize risk indoors.

Badger Talks video: How to communicate better while wearing a mask

September 22, 2020

Professor Maryellen MacDonald explains why it's so tough to talk to each other in masks, and offers tips in how to adapt so people understand, such as using hand gestures and nodding.

F.H. King group provides students, local community with fresh produce despite pandemic

September 16, 2020

The student organization's goal is to connect students with the land they live on and the food they eat, including combating food insecurity and fighting against social injustice in the food system.

Message from Chancellor Rebecca Blank

September 8, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank addresses students about the new 14-day student restrictions for health and safety instituted because of the rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.

’Til the cows come home

September 8, 2020

The cows returned to UW's Dairy Cattle Center on Sept. 1, five months after they were removed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without students on campus or research projects, the center was temporarily shuttered on March 27.

In-person classes start, with masks and distancing

September 2, 2020

Campus sparkled under a warm September sun on Wednesday, as students returned to in-person classes for the first time in five months. Students and staff members followed the Smart Restart safety protocols that include mask wearing and physical distancing.

A masked move-in

August 26, 2020

Wearing face masks and physically distancing from others, students started to move into UW–Madison resident halls this week. There will be 6,500 students living in 19 residence halls, as two of the smaller halls are being used for isolation housing.

Hand-sanitizer stations installed on campus

August 20, 2020

Hand-sanitizer pump and refill stations are being installed at key locations across campus as part of the Smart Restart initiative.