Graduates take part in the singing of Varsity during the winter commencement ceremony held in the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Dec. 16, 2018. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison)
n altercation during University of Wisconsin student protests in support of the school's African-American community, February 12, 1969. ***research, add background. Blog post***

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