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Students star in “Hip-Hop U: The First Wave Scholars”

The Wisconsin Public Television documentary explores the innovative work of the students in the First Wave learning community, which focuses on spoken word and hip-hop culture.

Brand New Badger: Incoming freshman started a flourishing African charity — at age 12

As a 12-year-old, Max Bobholz starte a nonprofit that collects used baseball equipment and distributes it to underprivileged children in Africa. Now he's a freshman at UW–Madison.

On voter registration day, students can step up to voting challenge

UW-Madison is competing in the Big Ten Voting Challenge, a nonpartisan effort that aims to mobilize registration and turnout. Students are encouraged to register to vote at the National Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

After a busy summer, Wisconsin Union tackles numerous initiatives to ensure a welcoming environment

“We have a lot on our plate this academic year, including some big, philosophical issues to work through,” says Union Director Mark Guthier. “As has always been the case throughout the history of the Wisconsin Union, this work will be largely student-led and student-driven.”

Get Social: Exploring the most Instagrammable campus in the world

UW-Madison has views that are truly stunning, from popular campus sites like Bascom Hill and The Terrace to other staples like Alumni Park and Carillon Tower. This week, we sought out the best social posts showing off the sights of our campus.

Amazing summer internships: 7 students tell what they did, what they learned, and what they’ll never forget

Each summer, hundreds of UW–Madison students spread out across the globe for internships. We caught up with seven students to learn a little more about their experiences.

Q & A: Plant expert talks benefits of owning plants for students, Plant Adoption Day

Plants are beneficial for the well-being of students. They provide oxygen and are an essential resource for all human life on Earth. And now students can get a free one.

Brand New Badger: Triplets attending UW–Madison together

Annika, Claudia and Jenna Strand are triplets who are attending UW–Madison together this fall. Kayla Huynh For Annika, Claudia and Jenna…

Ready-to-wear: These students design – and often wear – their own clothes

In between putting on fashion shows, designing fabrics and constructing garments for class projects, some students majoring in Textiles and Fashion Design find time to make clothes for themselves to wear.

Brand New Badger: Incoming doctoral student knows university experience from the inside

Wicker plans to research trauma and mental health-informed practices within higher education, especially in regards to retaining students of color.

Nothing says welcome like karaoke, cards and Jenga

UW-Madison students flocked to the Overture Center for the Arts in downtown Madison on Aug. 30 for the Night at the Overture Wisconsin Welcome event.

Report highlights progress on campus climate initiatives

Staff, faculty, students and leadership have been working hard this spring and summer on a variety of initiatives, including two new cultural center startup spaces, preparing to repeat campus-wide survey on sexual assault and misconduct, and taking part in a Native Nations working group gathering with tribal communities.

Back-to-school tips: Faculty, staff share their best advice for a successful school year

A new school year means new beginnings. It's a chance to start the semester off fresh and on the right foot. What better way to do that than with advice from our very own experts?

Two new cultural center startup spaces to open this fall

“I want all high school students to feel that if they come here, they belong here,” says Alondra Avitia, one of the students who helped create the centers. “You want to feel that sense of belonging the minute you set foot on a campus.”

Student to student: Four unexpected benefits of staying on campus for the summer

By now you know a lot of good reasons to stay in Madison for the summer: get ahead on classes, gain job experience, and so on. Here are four you might not have thought of.

Students prepare for healthcare careers in UW summer physiology course

In Physiology 335, students capture and analyze data from their own bodies using computer software and electrode wires. Sinclair Richards For…

New Korean language flagship program to launch

“This ambitious new program will offer unprecedented opportunities for UW–Madison students to study Korean language and culture on campus and overseas to a level that few other U.S. citizens achieve,” says Dianna Murphy, Director of the Language Institute.

Local high school students participate in UW–Madison paid internship program

Seven high school students are working in UW–Madison's Small Animal Hospital as part of a new program that exposes high schoolers to careers and curriculum in the health sciences.