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Visit by fraternity and sorority experts includes open session

March 27, 2019

A team of national experts will begin a four-day campus visit Sunday as part of a proactive review to strengthen fraternity and sorority life.

From track to pool to ice: UW celebrates national championships

March 25, 2019

There was no shortage of national titles to celebrate Monday night at the Kohl Center as fans gathered to pay tribute to the women's hockey team, fresh from their fifth championship, as well as champion swimmer Beata Nelson and runners Alicia Monson and Morgan McDonald.

Badgers win 5th national hockey title

March 24, 2019

Wisconsin is on top of the collegiate hockey world once again after defeating Minnesota, 2-0, to claim the 2019 NCAA National Championship on Sunday.

Women’s hockey: Eyes on the prize

March 23, 2019

The Badgers seek their fifth NCAA crown Sunday at 1:30 p.m. against archrival Minnesota.

Student to student: Valentine’s Day letters to our most beloved parts of campus

February 13, 2019

Whether or not you have a significant other to celebrate Valentine's Day with, there is plenty to love in Madison. Here are our love letters to the little things on campus that make our hearts skip a beat. 

Proactive review to strengthen fraternity and sorority life

February 7, 2019

“This review aims to help our fraternities and sororities benefit from the many new initiatives and best practices that are being developed nationally," says Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor.

No school, no problem: How Badgers are spending snow day

January 30, 2019

Though school is temporarily out due to extreme temperatures, that hasn’t stopped UW–Madison students from making the most of their day off. For a group…

Student to student: Five reasons to go to Vice Chancellor Reesor’s office hours

January 30, 2019

Lori Reesor, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is pictured in front of Bascom Hall on July 6, 2018. (Photo…

Marking MLK Day with a history-making leader

January 21, 2019

In addition to a keynote by Wisconsin's first African-American lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, Monday's event also featured music, discussion and, on a lighter note, coloring pages paying tribute to famous African-Americans.

Ada Deer: A lifetime of firsts

December 18, 2018

Deer, a 1957 graduate, went on to become the first female chair of Wisconsin's Menominee Indian Tribe as well as a national leader in Indian affairs.

Stressed by finals? Paws and Relax

December 13, 2018

What better way to get a break from finals then to pet a contented dog? Plenty of students took the chance to pet Charlie and Nugget during what was called a "Paws and Relax" de-stress session hosted by the University Bookstore on Dec. 13.

Search begins for new dean of students

December 12, 2018

The position will be posted later this month, with applications due by early March. The anticipated start date is summer 2019.

Overcoming West Nile virus, student lands finalist spot for Marshall Scholarship

December 12, 2018

The West Nile virus, imparted by a single mosquito somewhere in the Australian Outback, robbed senior Neil Perry of his sophomore and junior year of high school. But, in numerous, individual ways, the virus simultaneously set off a chain reaction of self-discovery, dedication and exploration which continues to this day. It most recently landed him as a finalist for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

2018 UW–Madison winter commencement to take place on Sunday

December 12, 2018

The University of Wisconsin–Madison will award degrees to about 3,320 undergraduate, graduate and professional students this semester, with just over 1,000 of them expected to take part in winter commencement.

At winter commencement, notable grads abound

December 10, 2018

This Sunday, thousands of winter graduates will earn degrees from UW–Madison. Each has an impressive story to tell. Here are just a few of the remarkable tales behind the names you’ll hear at the Kohl Center.

Aphra Mednick creates transformative experiences as new assistant dean of Summer Term

December 6, 2018

As Summer Term’s interim director for 2018, she and her team created several innovative programs, and she has even more ambitious plans for next year and beyond.

Commencement spotlight: Long journey makes nursing degree all the sweeter for JoAnn Brink

December 5, 2018

After working on it for 20 years, Brink will earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW–Madison. “There was no way I was not going to finish that degree.”

For student commencement speaker, years of writing and performing lead to Kohl Center stage

November 28, 2018

Jamie Dawson, a seasoned spoken word artist and member of the First Wave program, has been chosen as the student speaker for winter commencement.