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Morgan and Riley Parks were co-valedictorians at Altoona High School. Now the two are now freshmen at UW–Madison, experiencing together many of the same pandemic-tinged college experiences.
Summer evenings remain relaxed and beautiful at the Memorial Union Terrace, but with changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons can enjoy physically distanced, reserved-table seating with food and drink service.
Amy Shircel gets frustrated when she sees trending photos on social media of lines at bars in Madison wrapping around the corner.
“This is a crucial role on our campus at a time when continued progress on equity and inclusion is not only expected but essential,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “We are very fortunate to have someone with Dr. Gittens’ experience and skill to lead this effort."
And while we can’t be on campus right now, with a little imagination, we can still find the W at home. Perhaps you have a vintage UW banner on your wall. Or maybe the growing pile of pens on your makeshift desk can make for a mighty W.
Saying goodbye is hard, but luckily, I have memories and friendships that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.
Graduates don't get to celebrate in Camp Randall Stadium and the Kohl Center this year because of the social distancing required by the COVID-19 pandemic. So to mark Saturday's virtual graduation ceremony, the UW Athletic Department lit the two venues in red Friday night to honor the Class of 2020.
A first-ever virtual commencement means exploring new ways to connect to Badgers across the globe and a chance to celebrate with loved ones, whether at home or through virtual platforms.
We had our first snow back in October, our football team made it to the Rose Bowl and in-person instruction was suspended due to COVID-19. Despite the tumult, UW–Madison students had plenty of favorite memories from the year.
For the past week, students have been returning to dorms to gather their belongings. UW Housing organized the move-outs in staggered time periods from April 27 to May 7.
Kelsey Rahe’s act of heroism has even received national recognition. She was featured on ABC’s World News Tonight — a show hosted by David Muir, who was also the UW commencement speaker when Rahe graduated in 2018.
When UW–Madison suspended in-person instruction for the semester, we each returned to our homes -- Christine to Queens, N.Y. on the east coast, me to Los Angeles on the west coast. We are approximately 2,700 miles apart from each other.
As the UW–Madison community adapts to learning and working remotely, we’re encouraging students to find/discover/create a sense of home and community by connecting with fellow Badgers virtually. It’s called #BadgerAtHome.
".... My normal 6-minute walk to class has been replaced by a mere four steps into my mom’s office across the hall. With all UW–Madison courses shifted to online learning, this is what my day-to-day routine looks like."
The Associated Students of Madison’s “Voterpalooza” will offer students help registering to vote from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at booths at Union South, Library Mall, and East Campus Mall. The presidential primary is April 7.