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Project aims to create engaging, inclusive classroom discussions

The Discussion Project, a new professional development opportunity beginning this fall at UW-Madison, addresses that goal. It is intended to help UW faculty and academic staff members both facilitate high-quality classroom discussions and prepare their students to participate in them, says McAvoy, …
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Meeting in Jerusalem

For three students from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds, a course on the historic city helped them identify common bonds that cross religious boundaries.
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Year-end message from Lori Berquam and Patrick J. Sims

As the semester ends and we look forward to celebrating 8,000 UW-Madison graduates, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of the accomplishments and challenges of the past academic year with respect to diversity and inclusion. First and foremost, diversity is a source of strength, creativity and …
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Speaker inspires, challenges diversity commitment

“Are you doing this for a talking point or for window dressing?” These words hung in the air as Wisconsin MBA students listened to a recent talk by Angela Russell, director of diversity and inclusion at CUNA Mutual Group. Russell was telling the story of a bold question she posed during her …
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Karla Foster, campus and community liaison for the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, introduces Chancellor Rebecca Blank to glass panels etched with references to notable moments black history.

Campus celebrates grand opening of Black Cultural Center

A full day of events marked the grand opening of UW-Madison’s Black Cultural Center in the Red Gym May 3.
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UW-Madison Welcomes New Bias Response and Advocacy Coordinator

Satya Chima, Bias Response and Advocacy Coordinator Satya Chima, an experienced advocate for students, has joined the UW-Madison Dean of Students Office as bias response and advocacy coordinator. In the newly created position, Chima will assist and support students in reporting and addressing incidents of bias and hate …
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Vice Provost & CDO Patrick Sims Gives Diversity Update to Faculty Senate

A year after passing a resolution to support cultural competency as part of faculty’s ongoing professional development, the Faculty Senate heard Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims provide an update May 1 on the status of overall diversity and inclusion efforts at UW-Madison. The Campus Strategic Framework or …
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Through ‘Bucky’s Classroom,’ young students across the state get monthly visits from UW ambassadors, campus tours

UW-Madison won over 11-year-old Taliya Wilbert not with Babcock Hall ice cream or a Badger football game. It was a physical sciences lab that captivated the Milwaukee sixth-grader.   …
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UWPD chief outlines plans to form community advisory committee

In a new blog post, Chief Kristen Roman discusses her plans to build trust through community engagement and collaboration. Read more …
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Indigenous Health & Wellness Day to Promote Community Wellness and Professions for Native American Students

The 2017 Indigenous Health & Wellness Day is Friday, April 21, in the Lake Mendota Room of Dejope Hall, 640 Elm Drive, Madison.  This year’s theme, “Promoting Our People’s Health: Putting “WE” in Wellness,” will begin with registration and check …
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Campus marks Disability Awareness Week with art, tech and more

Events include lectures, an adaptive fitness open house, a technology fair and an art exhibition.
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Colors of spring

Hundreds of students participated in the spirited Hindu tradition of throwing colored powder during Rang de Madison, a Holi festival of color hosted by the Madison Hindu Students Association on Saturday.
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United as Badgers in English and in Arabic

Even when it seems all hope is lost in the world and on campus, there are little ways to bring people together Courtesy of Saja Abu Hakmeh Minorities on the University of Wisconsin campus have been overlooked, silenced and underrepresented for a long time. As a Palestinian-Muslim woman attending …
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Volunteer Kathya Garduño, a student at West High School, shows off a hope flag that she created during a Latino Youth Summit (LYS) session at the Memorial Union's Wheelhouse Studios at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 12, 2017. More than 80 middle-school youth participated in the LYS. The two-day, outreach event was organized by UW-Madison Pathways to Educational Achievement; UW-Madison's Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Division of Diversity Equity & Educational Achievement; the Centro Hispano Community Center and the Latino Youth Summer Steering Committee. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

PHOTO GALLERY: LATINO YOUTH SUMMIT

Photos by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison   More than 80 Latino middle school students explored and built their knowledge about going to college, and the expectation that earning a degree is an attainable goal, through the workshops and activities offered at the Annual Latino Youth Summit April 12-13. The summit …
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Six new members chosen for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five UW–Madison graduate students and one postdoctoral scholar are to be inducted into a national honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and academia.
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‘Fair Play’ video game wins award for revealing bias in STEM education

An experiential video game created at UW–Madison called “Fair Play” is earning accolades for raising awareness about implicit bias in academic settings. Recently, the game’s founder, Dr. Molly Carnes, director of UW–Madison’s Center for Women’s Health Research, and Christine Pribbenow and Percy Brown, Jr. of the Wisconsin Center for Education …
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Exhibit features textiles from countries affected by immigration ban

The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection’s newest showcase features pieces from six different countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The exhibition, titled Executive Order 13780: Textiles from Countries Affected by the Immigration Ban, aims to honor the rich cultures of the peoples directly impacted by the travel …
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Women in math department find strength in numbers

More female mathematicians teach, mentor and conduct research at UW-Madison than at nearly any other major math department in the country. They’re not only helping to change the face of math here and now, but making it easier for the next generations of women to pursue the path.
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UF and UW-Madison scholars team up to diversify STEM

The University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin–Madison face off in the NCAA tournament Friday, but when it comes to recruiting, the two schools are on the same team. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at UW–Madison, and Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence …
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In Photos: Runways of the World Promotes Cultural Awareness Through Fashion

Fashion show featured traditional garb from 22 countries across the globe Though the weather was cold, the colorful costumes of Runways of the World at Union South Thursday night made the night warmer. Put on by Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Global Connection Committee, Runways of the World was a dazzling, colorful fashion …
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Our Wisconsin Now Hiring Staff & Faculty Facilitators

Developed through the Division of Student Life this past fall, the Our Wisconsin program is now hiring staff and faculty facilitators for Fall 2017. Staff and faculty facilitators will co-facilitate and serve as the administrative point person for registration and survey assessment at each workshop. Laura Klunder, program director …
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Dismantling racism for all means addressing discomfort for some, community activist says

UW’s Activist-in-Residence, Jamala Jogers, discussed Race to Equity report, ways to alleviate racial disparities Reported by SARA EASA, The Badger Herald  With the hopes of educating the community on why dismantling racism is central to democracy, the University …
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Being a Trans Mathematician: A Q&A with Autumn Kent

In an interview with Scientific American, the UW-Madison faculty member discusses her career, her coming out experiences, and how being a trans woman intersects with her job.
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48th Annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow is April 1-2

UW-Madison’s American Indian Student Organization Wunk Sheek will host the 48th On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, at the Alliant Energy Center Arena. The event is free and open to the public.
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Food sovereignty events explore indigenous cuisine

The first Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival in Madison will be March 10 to 12. It focuses on indigenous communities and food sovereignty topics that impact how communities manage their food systems while celebrating indigenous, local and regional foods.
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UW-Madison works with black alumni to improve campus climate

Read The Daily Cardinal’s coverage of a new effort to engage with alumni “in the critically important work of making UW-Madison a more inclusive place.” …
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12 on Tuesday: Leslie Orrantia

Leslie Orrantia (right) is the director of community relations at the University of Wisconsin, a post she’s held since August. She has been on campus for four years, serving since 2012 in the School of Education’s External Relations office and as assistant director for the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network …
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Six Women To Be Honored as Outstanding Women of Color

Walking in our shoes as Women of Color: A photo tradition launched by the 2014 Outstanding Women of Color. (Photo @ Andy Manis) The six winners of the 2016 University of Wisconsin-Madison Outstanding Women of Color awards will be honored at the annual celebratory reception on Tuesday, March 7, from …
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Chancellor: After successful pilot, Our Wisconsin will launch more fully in the fall

Our Wisconsin is a program for incoming students that started last fall as an effort to build understanding and community on campus in the areas of culture, identity, diversity and inclusion. I am happy to tell you that the pilot sessions we ran this past fall were successful, based …
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Dedication ceremony inaugurates Black Cultural Center

A ceremony Tuesday celebrated the university’s new Black Cultural Center – “a place for people – not just black people, but the whole UW community – to learn about the vast contributions of black students to this university,” according to student Marquise Mays.
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Promoted, recently hired faculty of color honored at annual reception

Faculty of color at UW-Madison—a demographic that has increased 5 percent in the last 10 years—who got promoted or recently hired were honored Thursday during an annual reception in which top university administrators discussed diversity on campus. Honorees included 27 newly hired faculty members, 18 individuals that have been promoted …
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Statement to Our Transgender Community

We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to live, work, and learn, free of bias, hate, and discrimination. Our transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary students, faculty, and staff add to the rich diversity of our campus community and contribute in significant ways every day. Given the issues related …
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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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Madison 365 Salutes 2 on Tuesday: Gail Ford

Detroit native Gail Ford is the assistant director of UW’s PEOPLE Program, which helps students of color get to and through the University of Wisconsin. She was also the keynote speaker at last year’s Black Women’s Leadership Conference. A member of the Delta Theta Sigma sorority, she holds a bachelor’s …
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Diversity inventory program aims to highlight, connect campus initiatives

UW-Madison has launched the Diversity Inventory Program (DIP), a searchable online database of programs, services and other activities related to diversity on campus. Following the guidance of the university’s Diversity Framework, Chancellor Rebecca Blank requested the campus-wide inventory to improve knowledge about diversity resources and enhance coordination of activities …
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Reception to Recognize and Welcome Faculty of Color

The UW-Madison campus community will continue the tradition of welcoming new and honoring recently promoted faculty of color at this year’s Annual Faculty of Color Reception on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle …
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DIVERSITY INVENTORY PROGRAM (DIP) LAUNCH PARTY ON FEB. 17

One of the most important steps in the Forward Together Diversity Framework and REEL Change Implementation Plan, the Diversity Inventory Program will launch on Feb. 17 with an introductory celebration in the Gordon Commons Event Center at 12:30 p.m. Come hear Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer Patrick J.
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WORLD-RENOWNED POET NIKKI GIOVANNI TO KEYNOTE UW BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Poet Nikki Giovanni will bring the keynote presentation for the UW-Madison Black History Month Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Symphony Room of Gordon Commons, 770 West Dayton Street. The world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator, who has been a longstanding image of culture and joy in the …
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Apply now for summer pre-law program

The Law School is accepting applications now for DiscoverLaw.org PLUS, a summer program that aims to improve access to legal education for students from historically underrepresented groups and socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Scholars receive tuition, room and board and a $1,000 stipend.
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VIDEO: Denis uses passion to blaze ‘Pathways’

Philip Denís, a graduate student and advisor at UW–Madison, discusses his work for Pathways to Educational Achievement, cultivating ‘my own Wisconsin experience” and raising his children in the Badger community.
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Black Joy with Issa Rae: Kicking Off Black History Month

She was introduced as the quintessential embodiment of black girl magic. Issa Rae graced the UW campus Sunday night as the kickoff event of Black History Month. In an hour long Q&A, the Golden-Globe nominated creative left few questions unanswered ranging from advice to young film makers and entrepreneurs as …
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Statement from Chancellor Blank on executive order on immigration

We call on our leaders to search for a balanced approach that does not weaken our higher education system, the competitiveness of our economy and core principles of our democracy.
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A message from Chancellor Rebecca Blank

Members of the Campus Community, I want to make you aware of an issue that I know will be of concern to many of you, and is to me as well. A UW-Madison student has indicated he wants to form an “alt-right” organization on our campus. I have also become …
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New UWPD Chief aims to strengthen relations between police, campus community

UWPD Chief Kristen Roman speaks with The Daily Cardinal about her goals and priorities.
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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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$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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“We Are Healers” – Meet Kala Cornelius

UW-Madison School of Nursing doctoral student Kala Cornelius is featured in a new video from We Are Healers, a digital media initiative featuring stories of American Indian health professionals.
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UW-Madison’s GEM fellows bring more diverse perspectives to STEM fields

The GEM consortium is a national network of universities and employers committed to achieving greater diversity in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields by advancing the careers of talented graduate students from underrepresented groups. UW–Madison is part of a cohort of competitive research institutions that have helped fund …
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Student leader McKinney wins Marshall Scholarship

Senior Deshawn McKinney of Milwaukee, a member of the PEOPLE and First Wave programs, has been named a winner of the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious award given to up to 40 scholars each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
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New ESL active learning lab expands learning possibilities for international students

It might be hard to imagine a journalism student, a future economist, a cancer researcher and an aspiring statistician in the same 16-person class in Helen C. White Hall. More than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students at UW–Madison are united by a common thread: …
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Native American astronaut inspires future engineers

John Herrington, the first enrolled Native American astronaut, shared his career journey with students, faculty, community members, and elders on Nov. 17. A member of the Chickasaw Nation, Herrington was a mission specialist on the space shuttle Endeavour for itsmission to the International Space Station in 2003.
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UW-Madison opening new center for black students in Red Gym

UW-Madison will open a center for black students early next year inside the university’s historic Red Gym, in a move administrators say shows they are taking action in response to complaints from minority students about their experiences on campus. The Black Cultural Center will open in February, officials said, in …
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MSC welcomes Karla Foster as interim program coordinator

Karla Foster of the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement is taking on an additional role with the Multicultural Student Center in preparation for the opening of a Black Cultural Center on campus. Foster will spend half of her time with the MSC while continuing her work as campus and …
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Update on UW bias reports

Communities and college campuses across the country have reported an increase in incidents of harassing and threatening behavior toward individuals based on their race, ethnicity, presumed national origin and political affiliation. UW-Madison has also seen an increase – there have been 16 incidents reported in the last week, versus a total of …
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Vice Provost Sims: UW is committed to making campus welcoming for all

A lot has happened between the Oct. 29 Wisconsin Badgers home football game against Nebraska and the team’s huge win during this past homecoming weekend. As a campus community, we’ve had to contend with the horrifying representation of a noose being brought into Camp Randall, grappled with what many have …
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Dean Berquam: Express your beliefs, with respect and dignity

This has been a tough few weeks for our campus. No one will deny that. But I believe our resilience, values and care for each other will see us through. The results of the election have created emotions from both sides. It’s great you’re expressing your beliefs, but always remember, …
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Wisconsin MBA ignites alumna’s path to global leadership

Education and experience helped define Cheryl Stallworth-Hooper’s destiny. So did a whole bunch of letters that came to her childhood home trimmed in red, white, and blue. Stallworth had uncles in the U.S. Navy, and letters would come to her family in distinctive envelopes from other countries or ports of …
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A post-election message from Chancellor Blank

I stayed up late last night to watch the outcome of the presidential election, as I suspect many of you did. As in every election, there were winners and losers. But regardless of your political affiliation, I think all Americans agree that we would like to see America thrive in …
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Athletics announces new policies for home games in wake of noose incident

The Athletics Department has adjusted policies related to the expectations placed upon attendees of its home athletic events. The new standards, part of an ongoing review of fan behavior, carry-in and ticket policies, will be in effect this weekend.
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First-gen college graduate paved way for many more

Roberto G. Sánchez, a son of Mexican immigrants and the first in his family to graduate from college, went on to create opportunities for many other students through his work as a UW-Madison professor and his philanthropy. He died recently at age 93.
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Forum to be be held on how to interrupt bias

Join the bias response team for an interactive and informative forum on bias and hate procedures and responses on the UW-Madison campus. “Interrupting Bias and Hate” will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Bascom Hall’s Room 260. Get better informed on what to do when faced …
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Video chronicles students’ journey to Washington

UW-Madison students recently traveled to Washington D.C. for the grand opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History & Culture.   …
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Statement from Chancellor Blank and Athletic Director Alvarez on stadium incident

A noose displayed in this fashion has no place on campus. Together, the Athletics Department and the University’s Office of Legal Affairs are initiating a review of stadium policies with the goal of ensuring that symbols of this type are not displayed in our stadium again.
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Students honored by Alliant Energy Foundation and UW System

Two UW–Madison students have been recognized by the Alliant Energy Foundation and the University of Wisconsin System for outstanding scholarship and community service efforts by students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Seniors Janerra Allen and Catherine Finedore received the Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement Award.
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Chancellor Blank’s statement on Oct. 29 Camp Randall incident

During what should have been an athletic contest that united the Badger community, an individual wore a costume to Camp Randall that for many of us evoked images of lynchings of African-Americans from this country’s past.  The hateful message this sends to our entire community is contrary to our deeply held …
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Student vote ambassadors carry on legacy of civil rights activist

Millions of Americans are witnessing one of the most historic presidential elections of their lifetime, the first opportunity to engage with the democratic process for many. And three UW-Madison students have spent the past year focusing their efforts on ensuring the right to vote extends to all citizens.
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Sims column: ‘Bay’ imparted wisdom that shaped grandchildrens’ view of world

In a column for Madison Magazine, Vice Provost Patrick Sims recalls the lessons he learned from his grandmohter.  She “was one of the wisest people I’ve ever known,” he writes. “She would often tell me, “If you don’t stand for somethin’ you’ll fall for nothin’.” …
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VIDEO: Nursing student brings different perspective

Originally from Gambia, West Africa, Ummu Drammeh is a mother of five. She describes what it’s like being a nontraditional student and how she plans to use her nursing degree to accomplish her goals.
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“Soup” Campbell named Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Engagement

LaMar “Soup” Campbell has been named Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Engagement. Campbell, who has worked for UW Athletics since August 2015 as the Big Ten Minority Intern in the Office of …
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Register Today for the 2016 UW Diversity Forum

Please register today to join us at the 2016 UW-Madison Diversity Forum, ALL INclusive: Our Diversity Commitment in Practice, at Union South. This year we will have an extended format to include UW-Madison second and third shift employees, with the opening at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1 and the …
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Students, #SpeakUp through campus climate survey

Now through Nov. 7, students can take part in a campus climate survey. The results will be used to guide campus efforts and initiatives to make UW-Madison a safer, more welcoming, and more productive place for all students.
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Video: Students share advice at “Welcome Black” BBQ

Find a mentor. Meet as many people as you can. Black Badgers offer this and other great advice to new students.
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Westboro Baptist Church plans protest on campus

The Westboro Baptist Church has notified UW–Madison that its members will stage a protest on campus on Thursday, Oct. 20. The group indicated UW–Madison was selected in response to a recent ranking that recognized the university as being LGBT-friendly, a distinction of which the university is proud.
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Panel urges students of color to engage through activism, voting

In an election cycle marked by racial tensions and controversial voter ID laws, a community panel at the Black and Brown Vote Discussion Wednesday emphasized the importance of voting Nov. 8. For information on how to vote, visit vote.wisc.edu.
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Black History Month planning begins

The Black History Month Student Planning Committee (BHMPC) will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Memorial Union (check TITU for room). The committee is a great opportunity to become more active in the Black Badger community. Grad students and faculty are welcome. Questions? Email pathways.aa@cdo.wisc.edu.
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Exhibition stitches together history, humanity

In 1997, letters posted 1939 Prague were discovered in Milwaukee. They were written by a young Jewish couple hoping to escape German occupation with the help of an American relative living in Wisconsin. Included in the letters were fashion sketches and an appeal to employ seamstress Hedwig “Hedy” Strnad. Hedy did not …
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MSC speaker series kicks off with Bree Newsome

Bree Newsome, the community organizer and activist who removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House, will speak at Gordon Commons at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The iconic photo of Newsome, flag in hand, has become a touchstone of empowerment for people around the world.
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Alumnus Earns a Special Place in History as a Trailblazer

Larry Harris (MBA ’68) came to Wisconsin unprepared for its winters, but left prepared for a better career than he ever imagined he would have.
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Institutional statement on commitment to diversity

The Faculty Senate Monday night became the first campus shared governance group to endorse a proposed institutional statement on our commitment to diversity.  …
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Video: Monks’ art offers a break from hectic campus pace

To broaden cultural awareness on campus, the Wisconsin Union Directorate invited monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery to their annual World Music Festival to share their art.
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#UW2DC: Students celebrate grand opening of Smithsonian African-American History Museum

Elder Milele Chikasa Anana addresses a group of UW-Madison students headed to Washington Sept. 22 to visit the new National Museum of African American History and Culture and other landmarks. Follow their trip at #UW2DC.
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Video: UW community resources for students

Vice Provost and Dean of Students Lori Berquam and Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims discuss how national events are affecting students and suggest resources on campus.
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Campus reaches out through ‘Dear World’ event

Student Andrew Briceno takes part in Dear World, an award-winning social media campaign that invites people to share meaningful messages through portraits. (Photo by Jeff Miller) …
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A century on, celebrating the first Yiddish-language college course

One century ago, the University of Wisconsin became the first institution of higher education in the Americas — and perhaps the world — to teach Yiddish, the language of the eastern European Jews. Louis Bernard Wolfenson, a La Crosse native and UW alumnus, started teaching the classes in the semester …
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Winners announced for Outstanding Women of Color awards

The Outstanding Women of Color Selection Committee is pleased to announce the six Outstanding Women of Color for 2016: …
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New support for graduate students with disabilities

Britt Zeidler, a graduate student at UW–Madison, recently spoke to News 3 about a new effort she started to help address some of the challenges graduate students with disabilities face on campus. She hopes to provide more support and advocacy. She would also like to raise better awareness. Watch her interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=336LEmPs9eg&sns=fb …
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Mental health services can expand to better serve students

As part of a larger effort to increase students’ access to care, UHS hired additional providers that will begin serving students this semester. Included among the hires are two positions funded by Chancellor Blank to seek to meet the needs of students of color.
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Tickets available soon for ‘Go Big Read’ event

This year’s selection, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by UW-Madison alumnus Matthew Desmond, tells the story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes. Desmond will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Memorial Union Theater. Free tickets are available starting Oct. 3 for UW–Madison students and staff …
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UW-Madison wins two first-ever ‘NSF INCLUDES’ awards

Two UW-Madison projects hope to develop bold new approaches for diversifying the science and engineering workforce of the United States. The projects will help underrepresented students succeed in undergraduate STEM studies and create The Consortium of Minority Doctoral Students.
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Chancellor’s message: Making UW a more inclusive community

As thousands of new Badgers move into our community and prepare for the semester ahead, they’re learning everything from the location of dining facilities to the right way to “Jump Around.” I hope they’re also learning something about our values, traditions and expectations at UW.
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Progress report highlights actions on campus climate

Since spring, individuals and groups from across campus have embraced the challenge of making UW-Madison more welcoming to all. Over the summer we’ve devoted significant time and energy to moving the campus forward. We’re excited to share the progress we’re making.
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Column: UW program benefits all students

Vice Provost and Dean of Students Lori Berquam’s column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describes the new Our Wisconsin community building program being launched this fall.
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Blank: Creating community after a difficult summer

In her latest blog post, Chancellor Blank shares her views on summer violence in Milwaukee and across the nation. She also looks ahead to the upcoming semester, especially as it relates to issues of diversity, climate and community building. Blank says she plans to continue to discuss these issues extensively …
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A message from Dean of Students Lori Berquam

It’s been a busy summer here at UW-Madison and excitement is building as we get ready for classes to start in early September. Many of our efforts this summer have focused on how we can continue to build a stronger, more inclusive community on campus.
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Program Sets High School Students on Path to Business Education

  A group of young faces at Grainger Hall this summer should become familiar faces in future summers and beyond, thanks to a new program at the Wisconsin School of Business designed to start top-performing high school students from diverse backgrounds on the path to careers in business.
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