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In addition to a keynote by Wisconsin's first African-American lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, Monday's event also featured music, discussion and, on a lighter note, coloring pages paying tribute to famous African-Americans.
Deer, a 1957 graduate, went on to become the first female chair of Wisconsin's Menominee Indian Tribe as well as a national leader in Indian affairs.
What better way to get a break from finals then to pet a contented dog? Plenty of students took the chance to pet Charlie and Nugget during what was called a "Paws and Relax" de-stress session hosted by the University Bookstore on Dec. 13.
The position will be posted later this month, with applications due by early March. The anticipated start date is summer 2019.
The West Nile virus, imparted by a single mosquito somewhere in the Australian Outback, robbed senior Neil Perry of his sophomore and junior year of high school. But, in numerous, individual ways, the virus simultaneously set off a chain reaction of self-discovery, dedication and exploration which continues to this day. It most recently landed him as a finalist for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison will award degrees to about 3,320 undergraduate, graduate and professional students this semester, with just over 1,000 of them expected to take part in winter commencement.
This Sunday, thousands of winter graduates will earn degrees from UW–Madison. Each has an impressive story to tell. Here are just a few of the remarkable tales behind the names you’ll hear at the Kohl Center.
As Summer Term’s interim director for 2018, she and her team created several innovative programs, and she has even more ambitious plans for next year and beyond.
After working on it for 20 years, Brink will earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW–Madison. “There was no way I was not going to finish that degree.”
Jamie Dawson, a seasoned spoken word artist and member of the First Wave program, has been chosen as the student speaker for winter commencement.
Now in its 44th year, the Smith Lake States Mycological Foray gathers mushroom experts to collect samples, share mycological gossip and debate the evolution of these enigmatic organisms.
Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.
UW-Madison students and others enjoyed traditional native food during a Native Feast event held on Nov. 12 in the Multicultural Student Center in the Red Gym
The university's strong showing is due in part to the development of new programs targeted at students earlier in their academic careers.
Selig is no stranger to campus. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American institutions (political science and American history combined) in 1956 and is one of the university’s most involved and supportive alumni.