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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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A Daily Cardinal Opinion: Come as you are: UW increasingly works toward inclusivity

By Sam Jones and Kavitha Babu | The Daily Cardinal Personal biases aside, UW-Madison is objectively one of the best universities to attend. Whether it’s summertime on the Terrace, game days in the fall, or even when it’s -35 degrees outside in the winter, campus truly brings joy to thousands of students throughout…
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Wearing Their Hearts on Their Graduation Caps

Members of the class of 2019 share the inspiration behind their decorated mortarboards. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned during my time at UW-Madison, and specifically the journalism school, is to seek truth. If something doesn’t seem quite right, there’s probably more to the story. Regardless of the…
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STUDY ON BARRIERS FOR STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

A new report out of the University of Wisconsin at Madison shows that students have trouble pursuing internships because they’re preoccupied with work or had too heavy of a course load. Researchers at the university surveyed more than…
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UW-Madison reviewed admissions policies in wake of national scandal and made 2 changes

An internal review of UW-Madison’s admissions policies found no exposure in the “Varsity Blues” admissions scandal that rocked several elite institutions earlier this year. However, the university’s deputy athletics director said the department has made several changes to their controls process that will require coaches attest to individuals’ athletic…
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MULTICULTURAL STUDENT CENTER LEADERSHIP CHANGE HOPES TO BUILD INCLUSIVITY ON CAMPUS

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Ida Balderrama-Trudell will take over from Gabe Javier as the new interim assistant dean and director of the Multicultural Student Center while Javier continues his work as the new interim associate vice chancellor of student affairs. Image By: Gage Meyer By Dana Brandt | The Daily Cardinal, June 4, 2019 6:20…
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NEW MORGRIDGE CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO FOCUS ON STRENGTHENING CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

Morgridge Center for Public Service Faculty Director Earlise Ward Before Earlise Ward’s days as a psychologist, researcher, and now, Morgridge Center for Public Service Faculty Director — she grew up in a family where “public service,” was just a supermarket trip away. At the tender age of 10, Ward would…
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Press Play: UW-Madison Increasing Student Attention Through Changing Classroom Structure

Colleges Use Different Methods To Tackle Digital Distraction In Large Lectures Technology was supposed to transform learning but in some ways it can be an impediment, especially in large lecture halls where it can be easy to tune out and play a video game or even watch a…
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