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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.

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Alumnus helps minorities reach for the stars

Graduating with a doctorate in astronomy from UW–Madison in 2000, Keivan Stassun has built a career dedicated to advancing our understanding of the cosmos through research, teaching, and outreach. But Stassun’s outreach to minority and other underserved students left its mark on the UW campus.
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‘Awkward Black Girl’ to kick off Black History Month

Issa Rae — you may know her as the “Awkward Black Girl” — will speak from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, in Union South to kick off the UW-Madison Black History Month celebration.
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Inspired by King, students share a day of service and reflection

On Monday, the University of Wisconsin–Madison community came together to consider King’s legacy and how he continues to inspire.
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Chancellor’s blog: Keeping our promises on diversity and inclusion

Chancellor Rebecca Blank shares an update on actions UW-Madison is taking to ensure all students feel welcome, valued and able to thrive.
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UW–Madison outlines policies on immigrant students, faculty and staff

In recent weeks, many around campus, and in the broader community, have expressed concerns about the future of undocumented or international students, staff, and faculty and their families.  This includes those students who presently benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a …
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$100 million in gifts to support scholarships, expand access to students

The gifts, spearheaded by Ab and Nancy Nicholas, will generate about $4.5 million in annual scholarships to recruit and retain outstanding students like Parish Johnson, a freshman from Milwaukee.
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Q&A: Student speaker says UW ‘transformed’ him

Student keynote speaker Terrence Thurk, who’s graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, was selected after submitting a video showing his passion for UW–Madison.
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