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News & Announcements
Shanee McCoy named director of PEOPLE program
Shanee McCoy, a champion for students with a long record of increasing college access and success, will serve as the next director of UW–Madison’s Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE). She will begin …
The Short Story: A Bold and Black Legacy
Yolanda Jenkins ’67 relives her college days and revives old friendships nearly every year, along with other members of the Bold and Black Badgers alumni group.
Multicultural Student Center kicks off the spring semester with Comeback Carnival
The Comeback Carnival is the first event of the semester for many student organizations, providing an opportunity to encourage involvement and promote upcoming events.
NameCoach is now available to all staff and students
UW–Madison faculty, staff and students have access to NameCoach, a cloud-based service that allows people to record the proper pronunciation of their name, in their own voice. Thanks to a new expansion, NameCoach is now …
‘re:mancipation’ exhibit opens Feb. 6 at Chazen Museum of Art
MADISON, Wis. – A partially-clothed freedman kneels before an impeccably dressed Abraham Lincoln, who “heroically” breaks the chains of slavery with one outstretched hand while clasping the Emancipation Proclamation in the other. The scene is …
Survey highlights pandemic stressors, finds improving climate for many, but not all, underrepresented faculty
In 2022, a large majority of University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty who responded to a confidential survey indicated they feel respected by their colleagues, students and department leaders and are satisfied with their salaries and benefits, …
Applications open to join new International Peer Mentor program
The Global Engagement Team (GET) at International Student Services (ISS) is seeking exceptional student leaders for the new International Peer Mentor program! This program is being developed now and the first group of mentors will …
Welcome back, Badgers! Get ready for the spring semester
Welcome back to campus, Badgers! For new Badgers, welcome to our beautiful campus. We’re so glad you’re here. Instruction for the spring semester begins Tuesday, January 24. To help you get settled back into school …
Inside the design process for Wisconsin basketball’s black alternate jerseys
The Badgers have never before worn black as a base color. The subtle messages included in the gold pinstripes that cut through the uniform — the words equality, unity and Wisconsin forward in caps — are designed to speak loudly.
Listen: Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 ‘Future of Integration’ speech at UW–Madison
Listen to the words of Dr. King as he addressed a full house at the Stock Pavilion at UW–Madison on Nov. 23, 1965.
UW Language Institute to host free online talk exploring linguistic reparations with Stanford’s Charity Hudley
This current time of pandemics and protests is a visceral and constant reminder that the racial and economic legacies of slavery were not only unresolved but continue to determine the course of our daily lives. …
‘We’re all living hip hop’: UW’s Langston Wilkins explores Hip Hop as assistant professor of folklore and African American Studies
Music’s inclusion in education and higher learning has a long history and spans across places, peoples, and time. One genre of music over the last few decades has seemed to capture mainstream attention and is …
Oneida Nation promoting food sovereignty among Indigenous communities
The Oneida Nation is developing a model of programming that promotes traditional food ways, agriculture, and cultural identity among Indigenous communities as a comprehensive approach to reducing health disparities and improving health and health care. …
Register for the Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference
The 2023 theme for the Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference is Centering Disability Justice.
LaVar Charleston talks about UW’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts with WPR’s Larry Meiller
Dr. LaVar J. Charleston spoke with WPR’s Larry Meiller about his job and efforts to promote equity and social justice on campus and the university’s scholarship and service programs designed to increase diversity and foster equity.
Power couple works to improve climate for marginalized students
Together, Dr. Sherri Charleston and Dr. LaVar J. Charleston work to make organizational, leadership, and cultural changes that transform higher education into a welcoming space for marginalized populations. They collaborate on projects that improve access …
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Meet UW alum Marcella Ng, the first Black woman aviator in the US military
Marcella Hayes Ng (’78) became the first Black woman aviator in the military when she completed Army flight training in 1979 and qualified as a helicopter pilot.