Preparing classrooms for students’ return
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
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
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
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.
Student to student: Adjusting to remote education, pandemic
It’s been a summer of resiliency for UW–Madison students, who’ve adjusted to summer courses going remote in the middle of a global pandemic.
UW-Madison students score highly on leadership; study shows campus activities with highest impact
“Effective leadership education prepares UW–Madison students for their careers and for addressing complex social challenges on campus, in our communities, and around the world."
Showing pro-diversity feelings are the norm makes individuals more tolerant
Students who watched a video about the positive impact of a diverse campus on their first day of class were more tolerant of other groups and more supportive of diversity even months later.
Remembering Bella Sobah: ‘She was the greatness in all of us’
“She lived life to the fullest and did so unapologetically. It didn’t matter that she had spinal muscular atrophy. It didn’t matter that she was a Black woman in a society that didn’t fight for her. She was still going to fight for the life she deserved.”
COVID-19 canceled their variety show; students raised $341,000 for charity anyway
Members of the group Humorology say the coronavirus pandemic only heightened their fundraising resolve. Donations will benefit children who might otherwise go hungry.
Student to student: How COVID-19 has changed our summer plans
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to canceled or downgraded internships for many college students. However, we have discovered that being flexible and creative can lead to new opportunities.
Student to student: A farewell to the campus I love
Saying goodbye is hard, but luckily, I have memories and friendships that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.
Spring commencement 2020: A virtual party heard round the world
“You have all received a superior education here — not in my kitchen, at Wisconsin,” joked the keynote speaker, author James Patterson. “There’s never been a better time to make use of everything you learned in school. You are prepared for this."
Student to student: 6 of the best tunes from the class of 2020 spotify playlist
Music is the gateway to the soul. Or, in this case, graduation. In anticipation of virtual commencement, the UW–Madison senior class officers have put…
What to expect at virtual commencement
A first-ever virtual commencement means exploring new ways to connect to Badgers across the globe and a chance to celebrate with loved ones, whether at home or through virtual platforms.
Notable grads: A few of the outstanding students at spring commencement 2020
The coronavirus outbreak changed a lot of things at UW–Madison this semester, but the excellence of the spring 2020 graduating class was not one of them.
In uncertain times, you can lean on rocks … and The Rock
Stephen Meyers calls his last Geosci 100 lecture of the semester “Living in an Uncertain World.” This year, he and his team have created a multimedia production that features a Twitter conversation with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson about his favorite rock, a special video message from Chancellor Blank and a musical performance from local band Mr. Chair.
The perfect match: UW alum donates bone marrow to blood cancer patient
Kelsey Rahe’s act of heroism has even received national recognition. She was featured on ABC’s World News Tonight — a show hosted by David Muir, who was also the UW commencement speaker when Rahe graduated in 2018.