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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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Chancellor Blank asks study group to review history of student involvement with KKK

Chancellor Rebecca Blank released the following statement today: UW-Madison rejects the ideologies of white supremacist groups and all groups that express hatred of people because of their identities. These organizations are antithetical to the values of respect and inclusion that our university strives to represent. Many in Madison are aware …
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Mai Xiong joins staff of College Library

On August 1, Mai Xiong joined the staff of College Library as a new Diversity Resident Librarian. She will spend her first year at College Library, being introduced to the public service practices of the General Library System, before assuming a two-year placement …
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Isthmus: Transitioning in Greek life

Ace Hillard found an unlikely support system as an undergraduate transitioning from female to male: his sorority, Sigma Lambda Gamma.
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New summer program helps international students acclimate before the fall rush

Photo: A group of 25 first-year international students listen to Gail Ibele, associate director of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, talks during an International Student Summer Institute class session at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Aug. 4, 2017. The new program lets first-year international students arrive several weeks ahead of the fall semester and take an academic reading and writing class for non-native English speakers. The students also participate in a wide array of campus and community activities and meet current domestic and international students, all with the goal of helping them acclimate to U.S. life. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

The new program allows first-year international students to arrive several weeks ahead of the fall semester and take an academic reading and writing class for non-native English speakers. The students also participate in a wide array of campus and community activities and meet current domestic and international students.
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UW geographer leads initiative against sexual harassment

Photo: Erika Marín-Spiotta

Erika Marín-Spiotta is partnering with scientific societies and geoscience faculty colleagues from across the country to develop bystander intervention training for the earth, space and environmental sciences.
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Summer program helps historically underrepresented students make their way to UW

Photo: Jose Rodriguez

The Summer Collegiate Experience offers the incoming students a six-week preview into college life — complete with bunking in dorms, taking classes and forming important first friendships.
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Hmong-American nurse brings her community to the doctor’s office

Photo: Maichou Lor

Maichou Lor developed new survey tools that she hopes can help close gaps in access to care among her own community and other underserved populations.
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