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Photo of Moaz Bashammakh (with camera), Hidenobu Yajima (back left), Zhiyue Ding (front left), Alwaleed Jadallah (back right), Qiantong Guo (front right) take a group photo in front of the Abraham Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill as part of a scavenger hunt during an International Student Summer Institute class.

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.

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Photos: Faculty of color welcomed to campus

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About 100 people attended UW–Madison’s Faculty of Color reception Monday at Union South. UW–Madison has added 13 new faculty of color this year, and 58 total in the last three years, said Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “One of the most important investments we have made — and continue to make — to improve …
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At ‘Kick Back,’ plenty of fun but deeper bonds, too

PEOPLE Program College Assistant Director Goodson Vue, left, watches as Pa Nou Thao, senior, Johnny Thao, sophomore, Phia Yang, sophomore, play a card game at the DDEEA Kick Back event at Union South Sept. 18, 2017, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)

A welcome celebration called “Kick Back” brought together students involved in various UW–Madison diversity programs, to have fun and build interpersonal connections.
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Chief Roman’s blog: On the Side of Peace

In her latest blog post, UWPD Chief Kristen Roman addresses recent events in Charlottesville, Berkeley and elsewhere, and how UW-Madison approaches these issues.
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UW Law’s Immigrant Justice Clinic works to help DACA recipients meet Oct. 5 filing deadline

Immigrants whose DACA permits are set to expire soon can call on the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic for help with their renewal applications. The DACA program, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.
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New ASM chair apologizes to Jewish community for actions in previous session

ASM also passed resolution against anti-Semitism, other forms of hatred.
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Chancellor Blank’s statement on Title IX and sexual assault

No student on our campus should have to deal with sexual assault. We have worked hard to develop a set of policies and practices that serve our students well and we do not plan to change them.
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Brand New Badger: A passionate voice on race relations chooses UW-Madison for grad school

Kyree Brooks, a first-year graduate student at UW–Madison, sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations in his undergraduate years at UW-Whitewater.
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