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Pharmacy students meet urgent need for vaccinators in Wisconsin

March 2, 2021

“It’s a win-win,” says pharmacy student Maggie Hoernke. “We get practice educating patients and administering the vaccine, and we also get to help out the public.

COVID-19 Response: Testing and vaccination updates for employees 

February 17, 2021

This weekly update on campus COVID-19 testing and Safer Badgers covers testing updates, vaccine updates and how to get help

Collaborative effort will look at ways to enhance campus response to mental health crises

January 22, 2021

The primary goal is to further ensure the well-being and safety of students, de-escalate potentially high-stress situations, and promote a shared commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Answers to this week’s top Safer Badgers/COVID-19 questions (week 2)

January 21, 2021

Here are some of the top questions (and answers) from the Frequently Asked Questions we have compiled about Safer Badgers and spring COVID-19 requirements.

Student to student: Our biggest takeaways from 2020

January 13, 2021

What did UW–Madison students learn as they weathered the COVID-19 pandemic? Patience, stamina, and more.

University of Illinois, partner in UW spring testing, surpasses 1 million COVID-19 tests

December 18, 2020

Beginning in January, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will implement a new campus safety and testing program called Safer Badgers, adapted from a successful system called Shield T3 developed by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Trailer to be center of testing

December 14, 2020

A mobile lab run by University of Illinois System subsidiary Shield T3 was set up Friday in Lot 64 near the WARF building. The lab will conduct diagnostic PCR testing of saliva samples collected at sites across campus from students and employees starting in January.

Student to student: How professors are stepping up

December 9, 2020

With fewer in-person lectures, professors have had to find new ways of teaching and also have had to gain a new sense of understanding for their students. Meet a few who've really stepped up.

New game helps refugee camp kids become academic ‘stars’

December 2, 2020

Once a refugee himself, senior Joel Baraka has invented "5 STA-Z" — a board game for students across sub-Saharan Africa that turns learning into fun.

Open Seat helps brighten students’ pandemic Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020

Open Seat staff and volunteers spent the weekend before Thanksgiving organizing and packing up food to be handed out to students this week.

UW-Madison adds second surge testing site at Kohl Center for students and employees

November 17, 2020

The rapid antigen tests complement PCR tests currently available for students and employees through University Health Services (UHS) as positive COVID-19 rates continue to rise in Dane County and across the state. 

Record number of students flocked to virtual Summer Term 2020

November 5, 2020

Nearly 11,000 undergraduates enrolled, up 18 percent from 2019. They chose from more than 900 online and remote courses for more than 27,000 course enrollments.