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Why One Department Trains Its Graduate Students to Teach

Training Future Professors to Teach This spring I interviewed Harry Brighouse, a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, about his ideas for improving undergraduate teaching at research universities. Not long afterward I heard from Michael Furman, an assistant teaching professor in the classics department at Florida State University. Furman…
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What are the best cities for jobs, social life and affordable living after college graduation?

If you’re looking for a city with good jobs, a vibrant social scene that’s also affordable, you might not look much further than your alma mater, according to a ranking from rental platform Apartment List given exclusively to USA TODAY. Many…
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Dreamers of UW-Madison offer one-time Fall 2019 Scholarship

Dreamers of UW-Madison is extremely happy to announce that our annual scholarship is officially open! Thank you to all our supporters and those who have contributed to the scholarship fund, because of you all we will be offering a one time scholarship for the Fall of 2019. Please…
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New campus organization prepares UW students for music industry

Recent graduate Jake Walczyk started Madison Industry for Madison Students to fill a void plaguing the music scene on campus. He asked himself why this club was needed on campus and what purpose should it serve. As a business student with music industry aspirations himself, he realized that there is a…
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END-OF-SEMESTER NEWS FROM AROUND CAMPUS

From the Office of Uw-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank Hard to believe we’ve reached the end of another academic year. Commencement was an amazing event. JJ Watt gave one of the best commencement addresses I’ve heard, full of useful and inspirational messages for our graduates. Photo by Jeff…
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No UW campus requires students to have measles vaccine

Not a single University of Wisconsin campus requires students to receive the measles vaccine, and just one of the 13 campuses requires students to submit immunization records. That means most campuses are unable to say what percentage of their student population is protected from measles, which has recently spread across…
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UW WOMEN AT 150, PAST AND PRESENT

In 1869, Clara Bewick, Anna Headen, Jane Nagle, Helen Noble, Elizabeth Spencer and Ella Ursula Turner became the first women to receive undergraduate degrees from UW–Madison. This video, played for thousands of 2019 graduates and visitors to view at commencement, features students and university officials from the present day, highlighting some…
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NATIVE NATIONS-UW LEADERSHIP SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS DIRECTIONS FOR PARTNERSHIPS

The University of Wisconsin–Madison and the 12 Native Nations in Wisconsin met May 10 for a day of discussion about new and ongoing partnerships to improve health services, preserve the environment, develop local economies, strengthen families, and expand educational opportunities. Among the announcements at the Native Nations_UW Leadership Summit: the…
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OLSTAD SELECTED AS DEAN OF STUDENTS

Christina Olstad has been named dean of students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Olstad currently serves as interim assistant vice president for student affairs, housing and residence life at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, outside of Baltimore. She’ll begin her new role on July 1.
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STATE REPRESENTATIVES DISCUSS IMPACTS OF WISCONSIN BUDGET ON UW STUDENTS

Chris Taylor, Shelia Stubbs talk transportation, campus renovations, housing, university funding REINA WERTH/The Badger Herald by REINA WERTH  State Representatives Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison, held a state budget talk tailored to University of Wisconsin students Tuesday night.The session focused on Wisconsin…
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Take Back the Night rally in front of Bascom Hall, April 25, 2019.

‘Take Back the Night’ marchers protest sexual violence on, off campus

Despite the rainy weather, students and community members gathered at Library Mall to join the Take Back the Night march demanding the end to sexual assault both on campus and in the Madison community. Organized by the University of Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for Women, the march started…
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Samuel Ropa: How the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry is bringing inclusive interfaith dialogue to Madison

Last Sunday afternoon, Ulrich Rosenhagen stood in front of a motley arrangement of students, community members, and spiritual leaders insisting that, while the path toward interfaith understanding can be fraught with pitfalls — that we will not always say the right thing, in the right way — those in attendance…
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Aaron Bird Bear gives Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes a tour of Native American sites on and around the UW Campus. Photo supplied.

LT. GOVernor TAKES NATIVE AMERICAN MOUND TOUR

By Kynala Phillips On Tuesday, April 9, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes took a Native American Cultural Landscapes tour on UW-Madison’s Campus with Assistant Dean Aaron Bird Bear just hours before the State of the Tribes address was delivered at the State Capitol. “[It’s] likely the most archeology rich campus in the…
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LGBT Health Summit Focuses on Serving Patients of Color

The School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison hosted the inaugural  Wisconsin LGBTQ+ Health Summit on Thursday. “We know that there’s education that needs to be done for LGBTQ populations at large but there’s something within healthcare that is specific that they’re having within clinical studying and patient populations…
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ACTIVISTS HAND OUT “WHAT’S WRONG WITH MISS SAIGON” OUTSIDE OPENING NIGHT AT OVERTURE

Madison365 About 20 Asian Americans and allies, mostly University of Wisconsin faculty and students, handed out about 700 copies of an essay written by Asian American Studies professor Timothy Yu explaining why Asian Americans find the musical Miss Saigon patronizing and problematic…
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DEMAND FOR UW CAMPUS COUNSELING SERVICES UP 55 PERCENT SINCE 2015

While Counseling Staff Has Increased In Same Period, Officials Say It Hasn’t Kept Pace With Demand By Rich Kremer  Wisconsin Public Radio A growing number of students in the University of Wisconsin System say they are struggling with anxiety and depression. System leaders say…
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Student leaders created the I am UW unifying campaign in response to the 2017 campus climate survey. Image By: Courtesy of Yogev Ben-Yitschak

Inclusivity campaign asks students to share ‘I am UW’ stories

By Dana Brandt   The Daily Cardinal Sitting in a UW-Madison classroom, you are seated next to an English major and a biology major, an international student and someone from Milwaukee, a liberal and a conservative, and a legacy student and a first-generation college student. At first…
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Maia Berlow, NextGen Wisconsin field organizer for Madison, Wis., canvasses to encourage students to vote early on Oct. 30, 2018, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. (Emily Hamer / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism)

WISCONSIN YOUTH VOTE BOOSTED BY PEER PERSUASION, RALLIES, BOUNCE HOUSES — BUT CAN GAINS BE SUSTAINED?

NextGen believes its multi-million dollar effort helped increase turnout among voters ages 18-35, but experts say that cannot be tied to one group or strategy. By Emily Hamer, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Deyonna Kline, 18, a student at Operation Fresh Start in Madison, Wis., was an accidental voter.
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Students encourage ASM, UWPD to discuss new safety initiatives

ASM and UWPD are seeking an increase in safety measures on campus, including extending SafeWalk hours, promoting the WiscGuardian app and installing more outdoor lighting.
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COMMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT NATIONAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS

Reposted from Blank’s Slate I suspect that many of you over spring break have been reading stories and op-eds about the college admission fraud scandal that was revealed two weeks ago. It’s a sordid story, involving faked test scores, fraudulent application information, and bribery of athletic coaches. But…
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Cows at a Wisconsin dairy farms. Farmers may benefit from the Bucky’s Tuition Promise program. PHOTO: BRYCE RICHTER

Bucky’s Tuition Promise could help families in depressed farm economy

March 19, 2019 By Bob Mitchell From February through June, we will be highlighting the ways that UW–Madison changes lives for the better throughout the state of Wisconsin. March’s theme is Affordability and Excellence. Watch for more at #UWChangesLives on social media. And here’s how you can help. A new…
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Why the Peace Corps director thinks UW-Madison tops all schools in producing volunteers

UW-Madison ranked No. 1 for the third consecutive year in Peace Corps volunteer production. Seventy-five Badgers — more than any other U.S. university — are currently serving a 27-month stint in developing countries promoting peace through community integration. Read more at madison.com…
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Native, Black, Latino Students Most Likely to Pay for College Themselves

Nearly three in 10 college students in America are solely responsible for paying for all of their higher education costs, and that number is highest by far among Native American, Black and Hispanic/Latino college students, according to a study by LendEDU. “Are you responsible for paying for college?” was the…
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A MAJOR PROBLEM: STUDENTS OF COLOR FEEL UNWELCOME ON CAMPUS AND IN THE CLASSROOM

Lack of access to academic support, inhospitable campus climate hinder academic success of students of color by HIBAH ANSARI ·  The Badger Herald  As Rishard Bournes enters Grainger Hall to attend his business classes, the mere sight of numbers —…
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International LGBTQ students struggle to find inclusion on campus

Worldwide acceptance and visibility of those who identify as LGBTQ became more prevalent  on U.S. college campuses in 2018 with events and celebrations held to create a more welcoming environment to all students.
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FOLLOWING SEVEN PERCENT VOTER TURNOUT, ASM WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

New representatives will be sworn into office April 24. by CAROLINE LI · The Badger Herald ELLIOT MOORMANN/The Badger Herald In an election that saw a voter turnout of just seven percent of the University of Wisconsin student body,…
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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE, RELIGIOUS LITERACY ARE DRIVING FORCES FUELING CAMPUS-WIDE ACTIVISM

UW’s Center for Religion and Global Citizenry leads the conversation about religious pluralism in our community by SAM ROPA  The Badger Herald MICHAEL LIM/The Badger Herald When University Housing proposed controversial changes to the existing “pay-as-you-go”…
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A class in the International Student Summer Institute in 2017, an early-start program targeting international students. A new early start program called the Wisconsin Experience Summer Launch will be offered this summer, to help all freshmen acclimate to campus. PHOTO: BRYCE RICHTER

WISCONSIN EXPERIENCE SUMMER LAUNCH GIVES FRESHMEN A HEAD START

By Dean Robbins Summer session is traditionally geared toward students in the middle of their college careers, helping them make progress on their degrees. But at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Summer Term is increasingly valuable to students at the beginning of their academic journeys. This year, the university unveils the …
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Me Too movement creator Tarana Burke discusses sexual violence, community support on campus

Burke challenged UW administration to find better solutions to campus sexual violence by ELLIE COLBERT · Mar 4, 2019  The Badger Herald Tarana Burke, the activist who founded the Me Too movement more than ten years ago,…
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UW–MADISON IS A TOP PRODUCER OF FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENTS

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is once again included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018–2019 Fulbright U.S. Students. Eighteen students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison accepted Fulbright awards for academic year 2018-2019, placing the university tied for #14 among other research institutions. In total,…
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UW–MADISON CONFERRED THE MOST PHDS IN 2017

By Meghan Chua The University of Wisconsin–Madison granted more doctorates than any other U.S. institution in 2017, rising from 2nd place the year before. The 844 awarded doctorates place the UW at the top of PhD-granting institutions, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates. Overall, U.S. institutions granted 54,664…
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FLAVORS OF THE WORLD: INDIA AND EAST ASIA

Flavors of the World is back! Craving knowledge of the world but also good food? WUD Global Connections presents to you Flavors of the World: Foods of India and East Asia! It’s your chance to learn about cultures of India, Japan, and South Korea, and dine on meals from…
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SSFC PASSES 2020 SEGREGATED FEE ALLOCATION, APPROVES NEW RULES FOR BUDGET RETURNS

Segregated fee allocation amounted to $58,256,585.42   by COURTNEY ERDMAN · Feb 28, 2019  The Badger Herald The Student Services Finance Committee approved the 2020 segregated fee appropriation and new rules for General Student Services Fund budget returns.SSFC passed…
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ASM FORMS MENTAL HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE, ENDORSES HMOOB AMERICAN STUDIES CERTIFICATE

After voting unanimously against UHS’ budget in previous meeting, ASM voted unanimously to form mental health committee by LENA SIMON · Feb 27, 2019  The Badger Herald LENA SIMON/The Badger Herald The Associated Students of Madison passed several pieces of…
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CALL TO ACTION: WHILE ADMINISTRATION FACES PRESSURES TO IMPROVE CAMPUS CLIMATE, STUDENTS WORK TO CREATE CHANGE WITHIN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES

As UW administration works on improving campus climate from above, students leaders and activists set an example to create change from the ground up.   by TOLU IGUN · Feb 26, 2019 /The Badger Herald   In the fall of 2017, Agalia Ardyasa made the…
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UW-MADISON NAMED BEST VALUE COLLEGE

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been named a best value college by Princeton Review. The school is one of 200 included in the 2019 edition of “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.” Only 7 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges made it…
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In 1969, black students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison called for a strike. Longstanding issues of diversity, a lack of an African-American Studies Department and other key issues were tenets of their 13 demands issued to administrators. They marched to the Capitol, took over classrooms and blocked entrances.

FIFTY YEARS AFTER BLACK STUDENT STRIKE, STUDENTS STILL GRAPPLE WITH RACIAL DIVIDE

Both former, current black students say university has not changed enough since the 1960’s  …
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Wisconsin Black Student Union marches in honor of Black Student Strike anniversary

Fifty years after black UW-Madison students demanded several changes to campus during a strike, the Wisconsin Black Student Union recreated the movement. In 1969, BSU President Rashid(sic) Wahid Rashad led the strike aimed at calling on the university to make 13 changes to be made to the campus. Some of…
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ASM DISCUSSES CAMPAIGN FOR INCREASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Equity and Inclusion committee also started discussing implementing more blue buttons across campus by ANNA WALTERS · Feb 13, 2019  ShareTweet Photos by JAMES STREBE/The Badger Herald University of Wisconsin’s Associated Students…
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Proactive Review to Strenghthen Fraternity and Sorority Life

The University of Wisconsin–Madison will work with students, alumni, campus and community stakeholders and nationally recognized experts in an external review of fraternity and sorority life. The review aims to strengthen these student organizations, which have been a part of campus life since 1857, and…
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HMONG STUDENTS CONSISTENTLY FEEL EXCLUDED, UNWELCOME ON CAMPUS, NEW RESEARCH FINDS

All 27 participants reported experiences of bias in Madison by PARKER SCHORR The Badger Herald A student-led research project aimed at uncovering the experiences of Hmong students at the University of Wisconsin found all of its participants felt excluded and unwelcome on campus.The HMoob American Studies Committee,…
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RECRUITING FACULTY TO ADDRESS NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH DISPARITIES

New interdisciplinary team to focus on Native health, environment and community needs. By Jennifer Garrett Photograph by Alex André The University of Wisconsin—Madison School of Nursing, School of Human Ecology, and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies are assembling an interdisciplinary research team to work closely with Wisconsin Native Nations to address…
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Dance talk a hit at RedTalk

The Homecoming RedTalk on Wednesday night featured choreographers Frank Gatson Jr. and Rebecca Arends, both UW–Madison graduates.
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UW to participate in sexual assault climate survey

In 2015, UW–Madison took part in a groundbreaking national survey on campus sexual assault and misconduct that led to new programs and policies aimed at education, prevention and response. In February, all students will again be asked to take part. The survey is organized by the Association of American Universities.
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New Faculty Focus: Kasey Keeler

“Part of my work and research is to draw attention to the history of Wisconsin as a Native place and the many tribal communities who still exist here,” says Kasey Keeler, an assistant professor specializing in American Indian Studies.
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Campus Climate Progress Report updated for fall 2018

Staff, faculty, students and leadership have been working hard this spring and summer on a variety of initiatives, including two new cultural center startup spaces, preparing to repeat campus-wide survey on sexual assault and misconduct, and taking part in a Native Nations working group gathering with tribal communities.
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Dado Selected as National FFA Officer Candidate

“I am very excited to continue my FFA journey and run for this position,” Dado told Wisconsin Ag Connection. “My goal, if selected, would be to reach the students in more urban areas and show them that there are many career opportunities in agriculture, even if they didn’t grow up on…
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Busting Myths About UW-Madison: Campus Still Serves a Wisconsin Majority

By Chancellor Blank High school seniors across Wisconsin are currently trying to decide where they want to apply to college. What percentage of Wisconsin residents who apply to UW-Madison would you guess are accepted to our campus? Less than half? We often get people who believe far fewer than half…
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Conversation: Aaron Bird Bear

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 morning around mid-semester.
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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

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

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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A background in spoken word and music has served as a powerful launchpad for junior Jamie Dawson.

The experience — of finding inspiration and expanding in knowledge — has become a hallmark of junior Jamie Dawson’s time at the university.
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Survey results suggest the newly expanded Our Wisconsin program is making inroads

In its second year, the Our Wisconsin inclusion program at UW–Madison expanded four-fold to 4,332 students, and survey results suggest it is increasing awareness of and respect for diversity on campus.
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Outstanding Women of Color honored

The tenth annual class of Outstanding Women of Color awardees were honored at a reception Feb. 22 at the Pyle Center. In a campus tradition dating back to 2007-2008, the award celebrates women who share their exceptional scholarship with the campus and community through their dedicated work, outreach and impact.
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Brushed aside: Students, faculty struggle to define what ethnic studies mean at UW

In the classroom, minority students grapple with requirement clearly designed for white majority…
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Obama portraits break new ground artistically and culturally, UW expert says

“I was both surprised and amazed with the finished paintings,” says Leslie Smith III, an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “They both undoubtedly exhibit the nuances of each artists’ current studio practices while remaining sensitive to specific archetypal characteristics of both President Obama and Michelle Obama.”…
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Black History Month salute to Vel Phillips

When Vel Phillips was at the University of Wisconsin law school, she and her husband ran into discriminatory housing laws, which they protested. She would go on to win a historic fight for fair housing and Social justice.
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Educators participate in the Discussion Project at the UW School of Education, October 25, 2017.

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“The Discussion Project” cultivates engaging, welcoming classroom conversations across campus

Leading a high-quality discussion isn’t easy, but instructors have much more control over the outcome than they might think.
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At forum, praise for #metoo — and a call for men to step up

A call for men to be part of the solution was a major theme of the “Leadership in the New Economy” (LiNE) event, which provided timely context to the current national reckoning on sexual harassment and assault.
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New LGBT CC director announced: Meet Warren Scherer

The new assistant dean/director of the LGBT Campus Center is “thrilled” to join UW-Madison and work with LGBT students to connect their passion with their purpose. Warren Scherer, who starts today, has 19 years of experience working with LGBT populations, the last nine of them in a university setting.
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Fixing an athletics problem

Jennifer Hunter was tapped last fall to serve as the new director of diversity and inclusion for the athletics division at UW-Madison. The university’s decision to house an office of diversity and inclusion for athletics makes it stand out from other colleges and universities.
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Meet Julia Nepper, who earned a UW-Madison Ph.D. at 23

Nepper, who identifies as multi-racial, said she has a number of friends who have recounted discrimination at UW-Madison, but she has not encountered that, she said. “I know so many people who have had negative experiences, I feel I’m super lucky.”…
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Participants in SACNAS conference boost Hispanic, Native scientists

Over twenty University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, staff, and students traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to participate in the 2017, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference. SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists.
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Never too late: Alum to participate in winter commencement 50 years after earning degree

In 1967, Barraza completed a doctoral degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Yet work obligations in his native Mexico and a lack of money kept him from being able to participate in the commencement ceremony. Fifty years later, Barraza, 77, will get that chance.
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JSA event celebrates Asian culture

The richness and diversity of Asian culture were on display at a cultural celebration Saturday at Ingraham Hall sponsored by the Japanese Student Association.
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WISCONSIN BLACK STUDENT UNION TO LEAD FIGHT AGAINST SICKLE CELL DISEASE

On Dec. 5, students and community members will come together in the fight against sickle cell disease with a new leader at the front. Sickle Cell Blood Drives have existed in Madison for over five years, but the effort was recently reignited when the Wisconsin Black Student Union (WBSU) committed…
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UWPD chief: Police want to serve everyone on campus

UWPD Chief Kristen Roman says in a recent blog post: “UWPD is committed to serving all members of our campus community. As a public servant, a Badger, a longtime Madison resident, and UWPD Chief, I am deeply concerned about any reported community reluctance to reach out to police for assistance.”…
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UW–Madison enhances process for reporting bias incidents, releases latest campus data

UW–Madison’s commitment to a safe and welcoming learning environment includes a process for students to report incidents of bias or hate and to receive support.
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Jada Kline, winter commencement student speaker, is ready for her Badger moment

UW–Madison senior Jada Kline remembers watching her high school graduation ceremony with a tinge of disappointment. She’d auditioned to be one of the student speakers but missed the cut. “That could have been me up there,” she thought to herself.
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Creating beautiful beadwork to mark Native November

As part of a month-long celebration of Native American experience, heritage and legacy, student members of Wunk Sheek hosted a bead workshop at Chadbourne Hall designed to teach contemporary Native American styles to the UW–Madison community.
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New Faculty Focus: Sami Schalk

The assistant professor’s research focuses on disability, race and gender in contemporary American literature and culture…
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The two-day Diversity Forum on Nov. 7 and 8 proved popular, with about 650 people taking in all or part of the first day, and for the first time, a second day of workshops, which drew about 250 participants. PHOTO: ANDY MANIS

At 2017 Diversity Forum, a wealth of student voices infuse discussions on campus climate

Speakers at this year’s Diversity Forum at UW–Madison dove into a wide array of issues, exploring from a multitude of perspectives how to make the campus more welcoming and inclusive. Fittingly, students were at the forefront of many of the discussions, both as panelists and audience members.
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Chancellor: Climate Survey results show some good news, but also indicates some serious concerns

 A recent campus-wide survey of students found that most view our climate positively, consider diversity important and are trying to create a more welcoming environment for other students, Chancellor Rebecca Blank says in her blog.  There are significant differences, however, between different groups of students in their responses.
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UW-Madison to use new survey data to improve campus climate

UW–Madison officials shared results today from the university’s first ever campus-wide climate survey, pledging to use the findings to make the campus more welcoming to all students. The survey found that while most students view the climate at UW–Madison positively, that’s not true for everyone. In particular, students from historically…
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Native November offers workshops, lectures and more

All month long, Native art, culture and heritage will be celebrated with a series of events on campus.  …
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Continuing Studies: A path forward on diversity and inclusion

Dean Jeff Russell considers how two recent milestones reflect UW-Madison’s journey to become more diverse.
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Educational outcomes at UW-Madison get even better

One of our top goals is to make sure that our undergraduates successfully finish their degrees, and do so in a timely fashion. Those who take more than four years to complete often take on additional student debt. Nationally, students who start a degree but never finish are a primary…
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New center seeks to foster religious dialogue on campus

A new program on campus called the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry is bringing together students of different beliefs, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and secular humanism, to promote inter-religious dialogue at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It hopes to make UW-Madison safer and more inclusive.
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BADGER ALUMNI IMPACT MORGRIDGE CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

The Morgridge Center for Public Service hired three new professional staff this fall and within one month each of them have already began making an impact. They are from the left, Amy Wilson, Reuben Sanon and Xai Xiong,.
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LGBT CAMPUS CENTER CELEBRATES 25TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The month of October at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Campus Center (LGBT CC)will be filled with celebration as it honors its 25th year anniversary at UW-Madison as well as National LGBTQ History Month.
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Diversity forum to explore ways to improve campus climate and inclusion

UW-Madison’s Annual Diversity Forum will be Nov. 7 and 8, and will offer keynote speakers, break-out sessions, training workshops and a Community Forum.
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Brand New Badger: Daughter of Hmong immigrants part of national push for more women in technology

Rosee Xiong, a first-generation college student and UW-Madison freshman, honed her computer-related skills through the university’s Information Technology Academy, a college pathway initiative.
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MCBURNEY DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER IMPLEMENTING NEW SOFTWARE THIS FALL SEMESTER

Starting this fall, the McBurney Disability Resource Center is introducing a new electronic accommodation and case management software that brings changes for students, faculty, and instructional staff members.
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Photos: Faculty of color welcomed to campus

About 100 people attended UW–Madison’s Faculty of Color reception Monday at Union South. UW–Madison has added 13 new faculty of color this year, and 58 total in the last three years, said Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “One of the most important investments we have made — and continue to make — to improve…
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PEOPLE Program College Assistant Director Goodson Vue, left, watches as Pa Nou Thao, senior, Johnny Thao, sophomore, Phia Yang, sophomore, play a card game at the DDEEA Kick Back event at Union South Sept. 18, 2017, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)

At ‘Kick Back,’ plenty of fun but deeper bonds, too

A welcome celebration called “Kick Back” brought together students involved in various UW–Madison diversity programs, to have fun and build interpersonal connections.
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