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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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Wunk Sheek student leader Tashya Chevalier demonstrates a beading technique to first-year student Katie Gapinski. (Photo by Nate Moll)

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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Chief Roman’s blog: On the Side of Peace

In her latest blog post, UWPD Chief Kristen Roman addresses recent events in Charlottesville, Berkeley and elsewhere, and how UW-Madison approaches these issues.
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UW Law’s Immigrant Justice Clinic works to help DACA recipients meet Oct. 5 filing deadline

Immigrants whose DACA permits are set to expire soon can call on the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic for help with their renewal applications. The DACA program, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.
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New ASM chair apologizes to Jewish community for actions in previous session

ASM also passed resolution against anti-Semitism, other forms of hatred.
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Chancellor Blank’s statement on Title IX and sexual assault

No student on our campus should have to deal with sexual assault. We have worked hard to develop a set of policies and practices that serve our students well and we do not plan to change them.
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Brand New Badger: A passionate voice on race relations chooses UW-Madison for grad school

Kyree Brooks, a first-year graduate student at UW–Madison, sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations in his undergraduate years at UW-Whitewater.
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Chancellor to new students: Despite differences, ‘you now share a common identity as Badgers’

UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank welcomed thousands of freshmen and transfer students to campus Tuesday by encouraging them to get to know each other and themselves better. Mix with people who see the world differently, Blank said during the annual Chancellor’s Convocation at the Kohl Center. Push beyond your comfort zone…
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Chancellor Blank: Repealing DACA puts promising students at risk

In a statement, Blank says, “We urge the administration and our congressional representatives to find a balanced approach that does not jeopardize the ability of our students to pursue their dreams and does not run counter to the core principles that our nation has held since its founding.”…
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JVN Day Hip-Hop Festival honors John Vietnam Nguyen

Inspired by the life of John Vietnam Nguyen (JVN), The JVN Project presents the 5th annual JVN Day Hip-Hop Festival: The Reverb! This three-day festival will consist of six events on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and downtown Madison from Sept. 8-10. Engaging all five elements of Hip-Hop, this festival…
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Announcing: The Tamara Grigsby Memorial Fund for Diversity and Inclusion

The School of Social Work is proud to announce the development of a new fund, named after an alumna, legislator, and advocate for social justice, to advance the School’s priority goals of diversity and inclusion within the School and in our social justice work with the community. The Tamara Grigsby Memorial…
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Child care center offers ‘a diverse, rich, cultural and international community’

Eagle’s Wing Child Care in University Apartments is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Each semester, approximately 30 countries are represented, with more than 60 since Eagle’s Wing began. “It’s a good opportunity for your child to see around the world,” says Chuquan Gu, a teacher at Eagle’s Wing.
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Art history alumna Marcela Guerrero champions Latinx artists at Whitney Museum

“Art translates the world around us in ways that no other profession or skill can do,” says Marcela Guerrero. “Great art can also anticipate the direction in which humanity is moving.” As an assistant curator at one of the country’s top museums, Guerrero adds insight to the process of choosing…
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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 based on her interests and the needs…
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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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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)

New summer program helps international students acclimate before the fall rush

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

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

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

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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Campus Program Dispenses Free Produce To UW-Madison Students

WPR hosts Judith Siers-Poisson and Veronica Rueckert interview Hannah DePorter about the UW Food Shed, a program setup to give away free fresh produce that is harvested and leftover from research at the UW-Madison.
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Summer shadowing program expands access to health care careers

On July 31 the Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) kicked off a summer shadowing program connecting UW-Madison students to Wisconsin health professionals for the second year in a row. The Health Professions Shadowing Program (HPSP) supports students from populations underrepresented in healthcare who lack connections to health professionals, including…
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UW Custodians Continue Finding Enjoyment in Caring for Campus

Janitors are paid between $11 and $14 an hour for work which is often unpleasant, yet some say interactions with students brings meaning and enjoyment to their work.
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Division of Student Life names Javier director of Multicultural Student Center, announces new hires

Gabe Javier, an assistant dean who has served as interim director of the Multicultural Student Center for more than a year, will become the center’s director Aug. 1.  Karla Foster has been named coordinator of the new Black Cultural Center.
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UW DIVERSITY OFFICE WELCOMES NEW STAFF

UW-Madison and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement is pleased to announce the hiring of Cheryl Bailey Gittens and Tracy Williams-Maclin. Cheryl Gittens Gittens is an experienced academic and student affairs administrator who has successfully planned, implemented and managed programs and services designed to increase high…
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