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UW–Madison student engineers to host concrete canoe competitions

January 24, 2020

The university's civil and environmental engineering students will host the regional competition April 2–4 and the national competition June 13–15. UW–Madison won five consecutive national titles from 2003 to 2007.

2020 Census: Your chance to be counted

December 18, 2019

The count is based on where you live on April 1, 2020, so most UW–Madison students are counted at their campus-area addresses.

Jason Gay’s 2019 winter commencement address

December 15, 2019

"I think it’s important to do the homework, to prepare, and take the serious stuff seriously. But I also think it’s useful to always carry some humility, to acknowledge we are not always in control of our stories; how often it's moments of chaos, luck, and strange bends of the universe that conspire to teach us, to push us, challenge us – and bring us to thrilling events like this ceremony today."

Dean of Students elevates bias response role, hires new assistant director

December 11, 2019

The university is making an additional investment in fostering a positive campus climate by making the bias response coordinator an assistant director in the Dean of Students Office. Jenna Hee-Jung Friedman has been hired for the position.

Notable grads: winter commencement 2019

December 10, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 15, hundreds of students will complete their UW–Madison studies by walking across the Kohl Center stage at winter commencement. Every graduation ceremony is rich with personal stories. Here are just a few from this year’s winter graduates.

Future broadcasters get hands-on experience with Badger Report

December 6, 2019

Each fall, UW–Madison journalism students use PBS Wisconsin studio space to produce Badger Report, in five 30-minute broadcast shows.

Student commencement speaker: Scholarship opened a rewarding academic path

December 4, 2019

Lisa Kamal says she auditioned to be the student speaker for winter commencement because she believes she has something to say about keeping an open mind and adapting to one’s circumstances.

‘Why I Love UW’: Alex Gee

November 18, 2019

The Rev. Alex Gee and his family together hold 13 degrees from UW–Madison, starting with his mother. Gee shares their story in the first of three videos commissioned last spring for the “Why I Love UW” series, which features diverse alumni describing how the university changed their lives.

Wendricks make Horticulture 120 course a family affair

November 13, 2019

Five members of the Wendricks family -- three cousins and their grandparents -- are all taking a horticulture class together this semester. They sit together.

What will you do now? Diversity Forum’s second day explores equity

November 7, 2019

The second day of UW–Madison's Diversity Forum explored numerous inclusion topics, with sessions ranging from the language of gender identity to statewide racial disparities to inclusion for people with non-apparent disabilities.

Go Big Read seeking book suggestions for 2020-21

November 6, 2019

UW-Madison’s common reading program is seeking submissions for the 2020-21 year. Once again, the theme is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation.

In year 5, University Veteran Services expands efforts to create community among military-connected Badgers

October 30, 2019

The office is undertaking its mission to support veterans and veterans' family members with several new initiatives, a new name, and its first female veteran staff member.

Makerspace masks

October 25, 2019

The UW–Madison College of Engineering's Makerspace held a workshop Oct. 24 to teach the basics of thermoforming and mold making by creating Halloween masks. Makerspace Workshops are geared toward newcomers and are open to all UW–Madison students, faculty, staff and alumni.

McBurney Center makes Forward in Access awards

October 24, 2019

The McBurney Disability Resource Center recognized partners who contribute to an inclusive campus community for students with disabilities. The McBurney Center relies on people across the university to play a role in those efforts.