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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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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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UW student named Newman Civic Fellow, recognized for high school outreach program


As a first-generation college student, Wendy Hoang wants to show other high school students that college is an attainable goal. The incoming senior at UW–Madison has managed to make that mission possible through the creation of a high school outreach program for Madison East High School.
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Returning adult students honored for perseverance, success

An April 24 ceremony will honor people who have resumed their academic pursuits after a significant interruption and have attained senior status while handling all the demands of adult life.
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UW professor leads national study on effectiveness of mentoring in STEMM

Photo: Angela Byars-Winston

Angela Byars-Winston, a UW–Madison professor of medicine, leads a new National Academy of Sciences ad hoc committee studying whether mentoring can increase diversity in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, medicine) fields.
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UW professor discusses racial intricacies of U.S., campus histories

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Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara spoke to approximately 60 students about the historical aspects of race in the U.S. and how this history plays a role in UW-Madison students’ day-to-day life.
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