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High school twins show Badger spirit on ‘Today Show’

June 2, 2023

After rooming together for 18 years, twins David and Jacob Wang expect to live separately and have different majors at UW–Madison. But they'll maintain the closeness they've always had.

How to be a Badger while away from campus for the summer

June 1, 2023

Social media and electronic communications have made it easier to keep in touch with fellow Badgers all over, as well as campus happenings.

Nurtured at UW, East of Vilas rocks the local music scene

May 22, 2023

East of Vilas got its start at a UW–Madison learning community, and now the band is performing all over Madison, part of a thriving local music scene.

UW–Madison mock trial team places 11th at nationals

April 30, 2023

Mock trial teams argue a simulated court case, preparing both a defense case and a prosecution/plaintiff case.

Campus blossoms

April 21, 2023

Warming temperatures last week brought campus to its full spring glory, as flowers bloomed and the lawns and docks filled with students talking and playing games.

Badgers celebrate National Student Employment Week

April 20, 2023

This April 10-13, students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison celebrated National Student Employment Week with a blend of in-person and virtual events acknowledging the…

5 student entrepreneurs to keep an eye on

April 12, 2023

An incubator in its own right, UW–Madison creates the conditions for emerging entrepreneurs to take flight

A jump into Ojibwe tradition on the ice of Lake Mendota

February 4, 2023

Participants at the Ojibwe Winter Games on Lake Mendota on Feb. 3 learned how to fling a snow snake (gooniikaa-ginebig) and other traditional Ojibwe hunting skills.

Badgers take to intramural sports in record numbers

December 7, 2022

Badgers joined intramural teams from basketball to inner-tube water polo this semester, finding friendly competition, new friends and the chance to win one of Rec Well's coveted championship t-shirts.

Nuclear engineering student crowned Miss America 2023

December 6, 2022

Nuclear engineering student and 2022 Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke won the Miss America title on Dec. 15. She's using her platform to raise awareness of nuclear energy's benefits for a clean energy future.

Late-night fun: Crafting some Halloween scares

October 11, 2022

Students gathered to paint Halloween-themed suncatchers on Friday evening, Oct. 8, at Gordon Dining and Event Center in an event hosted by Wisconsin Late Night.

A night of reckoning for students

October 3, 2022

Students explored many aspects of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's past during Student Night at the Public History Project on Sept. 29 at the Chazen Museum of Art.

Pulping and screening: Students hand-make paper on Library Mall

September 30, 2022

Students and passersby had the chance to transform rag scraps and straw to paper during Holding History's annual paper making workshop on Library Mall on Sept. 29. Students from Holding History joined master papermaker Robert Possehl, Professor of English Joshua Calhoun and Bold Center for Arts Administration Co-Director Sarah Marty to provide instruction and share the history of paper making.

A heavenly time at Devil’s Lake

September 28, 2022

A group of transfer students enjoyed a day trip to Devil's Lake State Park, where they enjoyed stunning views from the quartzite bluffs and kayak rides on Devil's Lake.

‘The Wisconsin Experience’ begins for thousands of new Badgers at 2022 Convocation

September 6, 2022

Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin shared that this year’s freshman class is expected to be the largest in history at about 8,600 students — selected from a record-breaking pool of applicants of more than 60,000.

Wisconsin Student Summer Life — Emily Takacs

June 29, 2022

Emily Takacs, a rising senior studying mass communication, explains how her student job as a tech worker for UW–Madison Libraries inspired her to add a computer science certificate.

Engineer reinvents himself as an ambassador to excite kids worldwide about science

June 6, 2022

After 10 years of rejected applications and failed walk-on attempts in multiple cities, UW alum Jay Flores finally got the call to compete on American Ninja Warrior — and an opportunity to share his message about STEM and perseverance on television’s big stage.

Hundreds gather for historic unveiling of the Divine Nine Garden Plaza

May 9, 2022

The Plaza is named in honor of the historically Black fraternities and sororities that make up NPHC, seven of which are active at UW–Madison.