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The snowman’s creed: Have fun before melting

February 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed much about campus, but one thing remains the same: When the snow falls, the snowmen follow. The cheery beings can…

Student to student: Black History Month is more than just a month

February 10, 2021

Black history can mean appreciating an influential figure who lived long ago, or a deeply personal present-day connection. UW students tell what it means to them.

Going after winter — with an axe

February 6, 2021

Participants learned how to use ice climbing equipment during a Wisconsin Union Winter Carnival event  presented by the Hoofers Mountaineering Club on Feb. 5.

Meet the people who make Safer Badgers work, part 2

February 3, 2021

It’s a big job to help keep campus safe through the pandemic. As part of UW–Madison’s Safer Badgers effort, people are needed to answer questions over phone and email, staff the testing sites, support the app, manage building access and more.

Second round of emergency COVID-19 financial aid coming for students

February 1, 2021

UW-Madison’s share of the new federal emergency student support is $9.9 million. This funding will be used to continue to address the additional financial burden many students and families are facing.

UW–Madison senior among finalists for 2021 Rhodes Scholarship

November 21, 2020

University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Alex Plum competed this year as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated college award for…

Student survey results being used to improve fall, spring semesters

November 18, 2020

Campus leaders are using the results from two just-completed student surveys — one for undergraduates and one for graduate students — to improve the student…

UW in top 25 for study abroad and international students

November 17, 2020

UW–Madison moved up three spots, from No. 18 to No. 15, on the 2020 Open Doors Report’s ranking of U.S. universities and colleges for total students studying abroad.

Chalk it up to dedication

November 3, 2020

A dedicated group of UW–Madison students who are part of the #BadgersVote coalition came out the evening of Nov. 2 to create street chalkings reminding…

The golden light of autumn

October 29, 2020

The golds and reds of late October shed a soft, warm light upon campus in recent days, especially as sunset approaches.

Brand New Badgers: Twin valedictorians take on UW–Madison together

September 9, 2020

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.

Terrace life continues, but with precautions

July 28, 2020

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.

Alum who battled COVID-19 at 22 offers advice to students

July 21, 2020

Amy Shircel gets frustrated when she sees trending photos on social media of lines at bars in Madison wrapping around the corner.

Gittens to serve as UW–Madison’s interim chief diversity officer

June 25, 2020

“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."

The W Challenge: Show Us Where Your Ws Roam

May 20, 2020

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.

Chancellor: UW plans for a safe return this fall

May 18, 2020

Chancellor Blank explains how the university will operate this fall to ensure students receive a full educational program while maintaining the safety of the campus community.

Student to student: A farewell to the campus I love

May 13, 2020

Saying goodbye is hard, but luckily, I have memories and friendships that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.

Spring commencement 2020: A virtual party heard round the world

May 9, 2020

“You have all received a superior education here — not in my kitchen, at Wisconsin,” joked the keynote speaker, author James Patterson. “There’s never been a better time to make use of everything you learned in school. You are prepared for this."

Lighting it up for the 2020 graduates

May 8, 2020

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.

Student to student: 6 of the best tunes from the class of 2020 spotify playlist

May 6, 2020

Music is the gateway to the soul. Or, in this case, graduation. In anticipation of virtual commencement, the UW–Madison senior class officers have put…