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UW–Madison recognized nationally for success in increasing graduation rates

October 28, 2020

After a host of reforms to increase student success, average undergraduate time to degree decreased to less than four calendar years for the first time in 2019 and continued to shorten in 2020.

Green screen saves the opera

October 21, 2020

The same type of advanced technology that makes impossible car chases seem real in a big-budget Hollywood movie like “Tenet” is making UW Opera’s upcoming production of “I Wish It So: Marc Blitzstein — The Man in His Music” possible in the middle of a pandemic.

Largest class ever of new Bucky’s Tuition Promise students receiving free tuition this year

October 21, 2020

There are now more than 2,500 students on campus receiving free tuition through Bucky’s Tuition Promise. The initiative is funded through private gifts and other institutional resources.

UW–Madison graduation, retention rates reach new highs

October 15, 2020

Nearly 90 percent of UW–Madison undergraduates are completing their degrees within six years, setting a record for the institution and substantially exceeding other major public research universities.

Remodeling project improves student spaces at Red Gym

October 14, 2020

“This project is part of our ongoing commitment to invest in spaces where students can feel at home and where they can find and build community,” says Gabe Javier, associate vice chancellor for student affairs in the area of inclusion and identity.

UW–Madison awarded grant to develop educational pathways for Native youth

September 28, 2020

The Wisconsin Land-Grant System Partnership for Advancing Native Education Pathways seeks to advance the academic achievement and pursuit of STEM interests of Native American students by integrating Indigenous knowledge and methods.

F.H. King group provides students, local community with fresh produce despite pandemic

September 16, 2020

The student organization's goal is to connect students with the land they live on and the food they eat, including combating food insecurity and fighting against social injustice in the food system.

Tuition refund deadline extended for students impacted by COVID-19

September 16, 2020

For students negatively impacted by COVID-19 and who choose to completely withdraw from the semester, a full tuition refund will be possible for one additional week, to Friday, Sept. 18.

A program created to promote community on campus

September 14, 2020

In hopes of helping new students connect this semester, the Cener for First-Year Experience created Badger Welcome Groups. More than 600 signed to get to know each other.

Campus guidelines help students exercise rights of free speech, expression

August 26, 2020

At the start of each academic year, university officials remind students of protest guidelines that will help keep them safe and in good standing as they exercise their constitutional rights.

Visiting students can find a Badger path through college during the pandemic

August 24, 2020

As the pandemic disrupts education plans, UW–Madison invites visiting students who have not yet started or completed an undergraduate degree to be a Badger in person or online and earn college credit this fall.

UW–Madison test-optional admissions policy extended through summer 2023

August 20, 2020

The move to a test-optional approach for at least two years reflects both an immediate response to disruptions caused by COVID-19 and a broader desire by the university to study over time how such a policy might alter the composition of its incoming classes.

Preparing classrooms for students’ return

August 10, 2020

Classrooms, common spaces and other areas are being prepared to keep students safe upon return to campus this fall. Staff members are using signs, chair placement and seating location stickers to ensure students will be physically distanced.

Grad student’s research focuses on ‘cutting’ from sports teams

August 5, 2020

When high schools cut athletes from sports teams, it can be painful for those who didn’t make the team. But it also has wider implications, according to research from UW kinesiology graduate student Mayrena Hernandez.

The Bandana Project: Allies for mental health

July 28, 2020

The bright green bandanas twirling from students’ backpacks are a statement of support for their classmates who may be struggling with mental health issues or suicidal thoughts.

UW committed to accessibility as nation marks 30 years of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 27, 2020

The ADA, which has had an undeniable impact on access and inclusion at UW–Madison, is more critical than ever as the university expands its digital campus due to the challenges presented by COVID-19.