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UW–Madison is committed to creating a community where every person feels welcome, valued, and able to succeed. This is an ongoing and collaborative effort with initiatives across campus. This site tracks progress and reports on the outcomes of these initiatives. Join the effort to make our campus more inclusive for the diverse members of our community.

News and updates

New Faculty Focus: Kasey Keeler

“Part of my work and research is to draw attention to the history of Wisconsin as a Native place and the many tribal communities who still exist here,” says Kasey Keeler, an assistant professor specializing in American Indian Studies.
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Campus Climate Progress Report updated for fall 2018

Staff, faculty, students and leadership have been working hard this spring and summer on a variety of initiatives, including two new cultural center startup spaces, preparing to repeat campus-wide survey on sexual assault and misconduct, and taking part in a Native Nations working group gathering with tribal communities.
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Dado Selected as National FFA Officer Candidate

“I am very excited to continue my FFA journey and run for this position,” Dado told Wisconsin Ag Connection. “My goal, if selected, would be to reach the students in more urban areas and show them that there are many career opportunities in agriculture, even if they didn’t grow up on …
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Busting Myths About UW-Madison: Campus Still Serves a Wisconsin Majority

By Chancellor Blank High school seniors across Wisconsin are currently trying to decide where they want to apply to college. What percentage of Wisconsin residents who apply to UW-Madison would you guess are accepted to our campus? Less than half? We often get people who believe far fewer than half …
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Conversation: Aaron Bird Bear

Aaron Bird Bear: Story by John Allen Photo by Bryce Richter

As assistant dean for Student Diversity Programs in the School of Education, Aaron Bird Bear MS’10 fills a lot of roles: recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented communities, overseeing the summer College Access Program, and serving as a consultant for American Indian Curriculum Services. He also co-leads a group that …
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Instructors can apply now for next cohort of The Discussion Project

The Discussion Project is a professional development program for faculty and teaching staff designed to improve classroom discussion and supports our university-wide effort to become a more inclusive campus. The program will meet for two full days prior to the fall semester and one …
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Archives to digitize long-running LGBTQ+ TV series “Nothing to Hide”

The UW-Madison Archives will use a $12,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation to fully digitize 650 unique and at-risk videotapes in the Nothing to Hide Archive. Created by David Runyon in 1981, “Nothing to Hide” was a weekly television program on WYOU which focused on LGBTQ+ issues.
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