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Discussions on diversity and inclusion

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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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 OUTSTANDING WOMEN OF COLOR AWARDS

DDEEA Outstanding Women of Color March 7, 2017. (Photo © Andy Manis)

Nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Women of Color Awards are now welcome. The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the …
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$1M GRANT TO BOOST ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT COLLEGE OF MENOMINEE NATION

$1M grant to boost engineering education at College of Menominee Nation …
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UW-MADISON DOCTORAL CANDIDATES SELECTED AS ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH SCHOLARS

UW-Madison doctoral candidates selected as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars …
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Mandela Washington Fellows to arrive June 16

In mid-June, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will welcome 25 young African leaders to campus, representing 20 countries and diverse professional fields including health care, law, journalism, human rights and public administration. The African Studies Program has released the names and biographies of the 25 young leaders.
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UW System announces members of new Diversity Council

The members include UW Law School Associate Professor Asifa Quraishi-Landes. “The council’s connections to our communities will be key in helping our state prepare for an increasingly global world that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace.” says UW System President Ray Cross.
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College Library director reflects on impact of student protest

When hundreds of students entered College Library in December 2014 for a silent die-in protest, it not only brought the Black Lives Matter movement to the University of Wisconsin campus, it also informed an emerging “beyond neutral” practice at the library. That movement recognizes the social justice role of libraries, …
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First cohort of Native students to graduate from UW-Madison college pipeline program

Photo: Michael Williams at laptop

Tacked to the wall of his bedroom on the Oneida Indian Reservation is evidence of how hard Michael Williams worked as a high school student. But the real prize, the acceptance letter to UW-Madison, his dream school, travels with him in his backpack, always within reach.
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