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“By the time Discovery Farms left Cashton in 2017,” says Jack Herricks, “the relationship had changed, the era of finger pointing and distrust had left. It was a pretty dramatic shift.”
The distinguished sociologist and alumna will lead the fourth offering of the course, which is designed for undergraduate students and also open to the public.
“The partnership feels genuine. I think it will have valuable benefits, and not just on the research end, but also in how many Native students are at UW–Madison and how the university can better support them," says Mic Isham Jr., executive administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.
Members of the Class of 2019 are already making their mark in academics, research and public service. Meet a few of this year's notable graduates.
Cooper devoted more than 60 years to nursing education at UW–Madison and within the UW System. Her wartime service shaped her life, personally and professionally.
As a 12-year-old, Max Bobholz starte a nonprofit that collects used baseball equipment and distributes it to underprivileged children in Africa. Now he's a freshman at UW–Madison.
UW–Madison veterinarian Keith Poulsen will head the agency, which plays a critical role in preserving animal health and the integrity of the state’s animal production industry.
Seven high school students are working in UW–Madison's Small Animal Hospital as part of a new program that exposes high schoolers to careers and curriculum in the health sciences.
UW-Madison researchers took a look at how Omro, De Pere and some other towns have been able to grow. Factors include good schools, affordable housing and access to a larger city via an interstate highway.
The Morgridge Rural Summer Science Camp has allowed more than 500 high-academic achievers from across the state to spend a week learning from leaders in stem cell research, a field that UW–Madison helped make famous.
Disappearing packing peanuts, floating mugs, color-changing solutions and skewered balloons captivated a room full of elementary students and their teachers in the style of a magic show.
Aaron Perry, a former UW–Madison police officer who is living with diabetes, has spent years unraveling the complex relationship between black men and the world-class health care system in Dane County. He founded the non-profit Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association in 2007 to help other black men with diabetes and reduce health disparities in his community.
Through research, advocacy, community service and humor, these eight members of the Class of 2018 illustrate the impact Badgers can have on the world around them.
A study of places that are attracting more residents found that it was always about proximity to cities, and about housing, schools and outdoor amenities.