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Badgerloop team sets sights on top prize in international competition

July 17, 2019

Students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are facing off against teams from around the world with their concept for an ultrafast futuristic form of transportation in the fourth annual SpaceX Hyperloop Competition.

New ropes course brings people together through challenges

June 25, 2019

“One of our mantras is ‘choose your challenge’ which really means everyone is supposed to challenge themselves to their own level and hopefully step out of your comfort zone but not into a panic zone."

Get Social: #UWSummer shines on

June 19, 2019

We've reached the eight-week summer session of UW–Madison's summer term, and it's clear the season is being enjoyed by all the social posts about everyone's #UWSummer.

A day in the life of a student tour guide, the red-polo-wearing ambassador for thousands of campus visitors

May 14, 2019

Often the first point of contact between the UW and the roughly 80,000 people who visit it each year, student tour guides wear many hats: trivia savants, de facto university ambassadors, academic advisors, elementary school teachers and dad joke connoisseurs.

Watt to grads: ‘When you figure your dream out, remember it will not be a straight path’

May 11, 2019

NFL star and philanthropist J.J. Watt's teleprompter-free speech was one of the more freewheeling — and perhaps memorable — commencement addresses in Badger history.

Photo gallery – Commencement 2019

May 10, 2019

Experience the weekend's celebrations in images.

Friday ceremony inspires with words from honorary degree recipients

May 10, 2019

Commencement weekend kicked off with a ceremony at the Kohl Center for about 900 doctoral, medical professional, and master of fine arts students.

Three students named Goldwater Scholars for science excellence

May 8, 2019

All three recipients have conducted research as undergraduates and plan to pursue doctorates in their respective fields.

Commencement spotlight: UW grad uses brother’s injury as inspiration for research

May 8, 2019

Stefanie Henry will graduate from UW as a double major in neurobiology and French, along with an extensive background in nervous system trauma research that is inspired by her brother’s spinal cord injury.

Meet ‘The Monarch’

May 6, 2019

The newly unveiled statue, "The Monarch," celebrates the 150th anniversary of women receiving degrees at UW–Madison and was designed by artist Victoria Reed to represent female empowerment and influence.

Commencement 2019: A look at some of this spring’s notable graduates

May 6, 2019

Members of the Class of 2019 are already making their mark in academics, research and public service. Meet a few of this year's notable graduates.

Students facing finals get dog therapy

May 3, 2019

With Finals Week looming, students showed up to pet dogs and relax May 3, at a Paws and Relax de-stress session hosted by the University Bookstore.

Tune in to WFAA’s podcast with commencement speaker J.J. Watt

May 3, 2019

J.J. Watt once dominated Camp Randall with his defensive skills as he played football for the Wisconsin Badgers. On May 11 he returns in a very different role: spring commencement speaker!

Commencement spotlight: For graduate, a happy ending that almost didn’t happen

May 1, 2019

Nicholas Jackson is a study in perseverance. After setbacks, hardships and false starts, he will graduate on May 11.

Finals prep: Choose your fav study spot from this list

May 1, 2019

at UW–Madison there's a place to study for all types of learners. Whether you love to work in solitude or with a buddy, this list has the perfect study spot for every student.

Commencement spotlight: ‘Exceptional’ grad to enter Air Force Nurse Corps as one of its youngest members

April 24, 2019

On May 11, Delora Prange will graduate from UW–Madison with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. A few weeks later, at age 21, she is expected to become one of the youngest members of the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps.

UW team builds robot that wins national H-O-R-S-E title

April 10, 2019

Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson joins the Wisconsin Robotics team with their victory celebration. Bruce Kluckhohn/AP Images for Land O’Lakes…

Student-led On Wisconsin Powwow brings ‘the spirit of home straight to campus’

April 3, 2019

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event April 6 and 7 that will feature cultural education, dancing, food, crafts and drums. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the Grand Entries taking place at 1 p.m. each day.

Returning adult students honored for hard work through challenges

March 29, 2019

Aysha Dominquez takes a full load of classes, while raising a family and commuting from Beaver Dam. She, and Olivia Wine, won the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award.