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From ball boy to a Badger, Lindsey excited to be at UW

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One of the many new faces on Greg Gard’s squad is Isaac Lindsey, but the sophomore guard isn’t new to the program. Growing up, the Mineral Point native was a ball boy for Wisconsin and showed off his ball handling skills at halftime during the Badger games. And after transferring from UNLV, it’s come full circle for Lindsey.

UW System celebrates 50-year anniversary

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UW System President Tommy Thompson reminisced on the history of the education system. “For 50 years, the University of Wisconsin System has been our state’s greatest asset other than its people,” Thompson said. “We have educated millions of our residents, improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.”

UW-Madison unveils new L&S building as Levy Hall

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the name of the new Letters and Science building as the Irving and Dorothy Levy Hall in a press conference at Bascom Hill on Wednesday, highlighting that it was made possible by a $20 million gift from Marv and Jeff Levy, both of whom are alumni of the university.

UW-Madison to host annual 2-day diversity forum

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“We’re pleased to sustain the tradition of our annual diversity forum, this year in a hybrid form, by sharing with a broad virtual audience and renewing a limited setting of fellowship and networking,” said Dr. LaVar J. Charleston, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at UW-Madison.

Ongoing construction on chemistry building delays research, in-person classes

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With the fall semester well underway, University of Wisconsin-Madison students are adjusting to a (mostly) in-person class schedule for the first time in a year and a half. However, for the thousands of students taking a chemistry course with a lab this semester, classes remain virtual due to ongoing construction delays of the university’s chemistry building.

Column: UW-Madison’s Hypocrisy

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As the University of Wisconsin-Madison nears a 93% rate of fully vaccinated students, there have yet to be substantial changes to its policies surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. On the contrary, many have even called for greater restrictions. Though, one must ask: why?

Chancellor Blank honored for her dedication to the Posse scholarship program

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Blank reiterated her commitment to Posse’s mission. “I am always proud to be the Chancellor of this university by giving [Posse scholars] these series of experiences, interactions with people, the leadership experiences, the ability to be involved in communities that are different than the one that they grew up in,” said Blank. “All of that helps us shape people who, in turn, are going to shape the world.”

Greek life is not the problem — ignoring it is

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Blaming Greek Life — the entitled party animals — was an easy avenue at the start of the pandemic. In “Greek life being Greek life,” relentless socializing spurred the foreseeable lockdown of 22 sorority and fraternity houses at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. Presently, however, Greek life is not at fault — the blatant disregard for in-chapter sorority members are.

Q&A: Adrian Lampron, your new ASM Chair

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The past year has been a tumultuous one for the body — much of it spent in gridlock with administrators over their handling of the pandemic, equity and inclusion for students of color and the role of university police on campus. For new ASM chair Adrian Lampron, the new session is a fresh chance for the student voice to be heard and heeded on those issues.

UW’s largest freshman class shows upwards trend in diversity

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Among the 8,465 first-year students at UW this year, 55% come from Wisconsin or Minnesota according to a university news release. The university’s efforts to enroll local students seem to be paying off: Despite a plateau in the number of high school students in the upper Midwest, UW’s in-state enrollment numbers are on the rise.