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‘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.

Beyond the artistry: Dawry Ruiz dives into creative culture and student life

May 3, 2022

“I wanted to tell the stories of people who can't tell their stories.” Ruiz said. “All those things were difficult to happen to me. But to write about that, I think was very necessary, and by the time I performed, I think I was ready.”

Styled by Allegra: UW–Madison senior debuts fashion line for Pacsun

April 27, 2022

Since she stepped foot on UW–Madison’s campus in 2018, Allegra Abrams has been focused on using fashion as a means to advocate and uplift her community.

APIDA art show: Courage in Community

April 19, 2022

"Courage in Community" was the theme of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month Art Show, held at the Multicultural Student Center lounge in the Red Gym on April 16.

UW–Madison junior, First Wave artist Dawry Ruiz named national 2022 Truman Scholar

April 14, 2022

The scholarship's mission is to select and support the next generation of public service leaders. Ruiz is working toward a career in the nonprofit youth arts field.

UW mock trial team argues its way to nationals

April 13, 2022

At the nationals competition in Lancaster, Penn., the team ranked 11th out of 48 teams, and received its first-ever All-American Attorney, freshman Jackson Kunde, who ranked 25th overall.

A vigil for peace in Ukraine

April 1, 2022

Students and other members of the UW–Madison community held a vigil for peace in Ukraine on Library Mall.

2022 Senior Class Gift to go to the Green Fund

March 30, 2022

The Green Fund helps fund student-initiated projects like energy-efficient greenhouse cooling systems or solar arrays in on-campus buildings to help address the environmental footprint, social impact, and operating costs of campus facilities.

A sunny return to campus

March 23, 2022

Students enjoyed a glorious return from spring break, as Monday, the first full day of spring, was sunny and warm. They returned to new mask guidance, which no longer requires masks to be worn indoors, with some exceptions.

Makerspace fun: Waxing skis, snowboards

February 22, 2022

On Feb. 18, the creators at UW Makerspace turned to a light-hearted task: Waxing skis and snowboards.

‘Stroll’ wows crowd at Kohl Center

February 14, 2022

Members of UW–Madison "Divine Nine" fraternities and sororities performed a stroll — a dance often performed in a line by Greek letter organizations to represent power and unification — on Feb. 12 at the Kohl Center.

Soul Talk: Food, then discussion

February 12, 2022

Soul Talk, a UW–Madison Black History month event, featured plenty of good eating and vigorous discussion. A soul food dinner was followed by an interactive talk about social justice and Black representation in the media.

‘Tis better to roast a marshmallow than curse the cold

February 11, 2022

The Wisconsin Union's Winter Carnival is in full swing this weekend, with ice fishing, s'mores, mini-golfing on ice, snowboarding and more.

Celebrating the tiger’s entrance

February 8, 2022

More than 120 people participated in a Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the Malaysian Student Association in the Multicultural Center Lounge in the Red Gym on Feb. 5, one of several celebrations by student groups.

Scenes from start of semester

January 26, 2022

The semester started Jan. 25 with routines both familiar – moving briskly to class through the cold, masking up indoors – and new – picking up free surgical masks and take-home COVID-19 antigen tests at the unions.