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UW–Madison Day returns to the state Capitol

April 28, 2022

The day featured discussions with state legislators, graduate student research projects, flash talks by faculty experts, and a closing event with Director of Athletics Chris McIntosh.

Governor announces UW plans; lieutenant governor visits campus to promote them

February 16, 2022

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes visited UW–Madison Wednesday to talk about proposals for higher education that Gov. Tony Evers announced in his State of the State address Tuesday night. Barnes met with student leaders at the Memorial Union and toured the Multicultural Student Center and Identity Centers in the Red Gym.

Campus sustainability initiatives have their day in the sun

August 13, 2021

On August 12, leaders from the Wisconsin Departments of Administration (DOA), Financial Institutions (DFI), and Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) toured several campus facilities to learn more about the ways UW strives to create solutions that address some of today’s biggest sustainability challenges.

Badger Talks program adds podcast to lineup of popular public discussion events

July 20, 2021

Host Ben Rush "is a master at casually, yet thoughtfully, presenting topics and experts who provide thought-provoking insights on topics important to listeners.”

UW–Madison names civic engagement award in Risser’s honor

May 4, 2021

The Fred Risser Excellence in Civic Engagement Undergraduate Award, honoring the former state lawmaker, recognizes a student who has made civic engagement integral to their college experience.

UW–Madison Day in Wisconsin helps drum up support for higher education investment

April 12, 2021

The Wisconsin Alumni Association is bringing alumni and friends of UW–Madison together on Wednesday, April 14, to advocate for the university with their lawmakers.

Pharmacy students meet urgent need for vaccinators in Wisconsin

March 2, 2021

“It’s a win-win,” says pharmacy student Maggie Hoernke. “We get practice educating patients and administering the vaccine, and we also get to help out the public.

Statement of Chancellor Rebecca Blank in response to Governor Evers’ Budget Proposal

February 16, 2021

"I want to thank Governor Evers for a budget proposal that recognizes the vital role the UW System plays in educating tomorrow’s leaders and in the economic development of Wisconsin."

Gov. Evers announces new public health emergency, issues new face coverings order

January 19, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement as the…

Controlling invasive milfoil with lake-wide herbicide could do more harm than good to native plants

June 11, 2020

New research could help lake managers make more informed decisions about their invasive species control strategies.

Virtual symposium addresses key resource during pandemic: clean water

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 may have forced the event to go virtual, but it also brought the importance of its topic into sharp focus. “You can’t wash your hands if you don’t have water,” says Water@UW–Madison's Matt Ginder-Vogel.

New UW–Madison Odyssey Project program offers college credit — and hope — to people in prison

February 24, 2020

In Odyssey Beyond Bars, 15 men gathered in a classroom at Oakhill Correctional Institution for an English 100 course to read essays and create their own.

Governor issues proclamation in honor of the Nelson Institute’s 50th anniversary

February 7, 2020

The institute, named for former governor, senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, has worked to provide scientifically sound research on environmental challenges since 1970.

State employee committee to meet on pay plan

December 17, 2019

In May, the Joint Committee on Finance approved the 2 percent increases, originally proposed by Gov. Tony Evers in his budget bill. The budget was adopted by the legislature in June and signed by Evers in July; the pay plan must also be approved by the Joint Committee on Employment Relations.

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts revived under Governor’s task force

November 26, 2019

WICCI will contribute climate data informing the work of a state panel charged with advising Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on climate change adaptation and mitigation.