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Gittens to serve as UW–Madison’s interim chief diversity officer
“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
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
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
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
“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
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
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…
What to expect at virtual commencement
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.
Student to student: Best moments of the school year, from snow to roses
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.
Move out at a distance
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.
Seniors to make most of online commencement, celebrating at home
“My mom is going to cook a huge gorgeous meal, we are going to drink champagne, watch the ceremony, and cry."
Airman of the Year, a UW–Madison senior, is helping with state’s COVID-19 response
Alex King enlisted in the Wisconsin Air National Guard in September of 2016 — the same month he began classes at UW–Madison as a freshman. He’s juggled school work and military training ever since, excelling at both.
The perfect match: UW alum donates bone marrow to blood cancer patient
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.
Student to student: At opposite ends of the country, roommates motivated by the same #Badgerpride
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.
#BadgerAtHome: Share your experiences, join virtual festival
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.
Student-to-student: What online learning taught me about staying connected
".... 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."
‘Voterpalooza’ to prepare for presidential primary
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.
2020 Census: Most UW–Madison students will be counted in Madison
When responding to the 2020 Census, UW–Madison students should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time as of April 1, 2020.
An exuberant, intercultural competition of dance
The Chinese Undergraduate Student Association held a Show Me Your Dance event at the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Shannon Hall on Feb. 22. Student performers and audiences from different cultural backgrounds all joined in, creating intercultural communication through art.
The signs of love
Looking for signs of love on this Valentine’s Day? If you look closely, you can find plenty of them on the walls, desks and tables…