Access to the Terrace will be temporarily limited to UW-Madison students and employees because of COVID-19. Those who are fully vaccinated or in compliance with coronavirus testing requirements can use their “Safer Badgers” phone app to enter Memorial Union and head to the patio.
Max Bock-Aronson started designing face masks before they were cool. He got the idea in 2013, when he made his first trip to Asia. Studying abroad in Singapore, the University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineering undergrad saw face masks all around him: on the bus, in streets, and in his engineering course on air pollution. Traffic, industrial activities and fires all worsen the country’s air quality.
In the University of Wisconsin System, individual campuses also offer short-term summer programs to meet campus-specific needs for admitted students. National programs last about two to eight weeks and often include housing, allowing students to adapt early to campus life and resources. But when the pandemic started last spring, System campuses transitioned many of these “bridge” programs to a virtual format, while canceling or delaying others until the fall.
UW-Madison recently hired a former Foxconn Technology Group official to lead the university’s Office of Business Engagement.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team finished in the top 10 of the final national rankings for the first time since 2014.
Video tour of Humanities.
Compared to what he’s faced away from the football field, the challenge Gary Brown faces at the University of Wisconsin is easy.
Crumbling concrete, rusted rebar and falling facades were among the selling points on a campus tour Monday designed to shore up support for the University of Wisconsin System’s more than $1 billion request to repair or replace aging facilities.
Madison’s iconic State Street this summer could be converted on weekends into an outdoor dining and shopping promenade free of buses and other vehicles.
For 16 years, Juanita was the assistant to several professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was assistant to the chairs of the Educational Administration Department and ultimately became the assistant to the Vice Chancellor of the Cooperative Extension Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Gov. Tony Evers took the unusual step Friday of ordering workers to remove all concrete slabs hanging over the entrances and exists of the University of Wisconsin System headquarters building, days after two slabs fell off the facade and crashed to the sidewalk outside the building’s main doors.
A19-year-old international student at UW-Madison was recently scammed out of almost $10,000 after receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE,) Madison police said.
An uptick in liver disease among young people, especially women, may be tied to increased drinking related to stress from the pandemic, a UW Health doctor said.
Gov. Tony Evers ordered emergency repair work to Van Hise Hall after concrete slabs broke off the UW-Madison building earlier this week and an engineering company found the building’s remaining panels “pose an immediate threat to public health, welfare and safety.”
From a distance it might seem as though Sydney Hilley is almost too good to be true. Not only is she an All-American setter for the No. 1 University of Wisconsin volleyball team, she’s also the program’s first ever first-team Academic All-American. A three-time team captain, she’s also considered a consummate leader with an unquestioned work ethic.
Every Tuesday, student government leaders sit through Zoom meetings that can last over four hours, presenting a slew of resolutions to address the moment’s unique challenges. Behind many of the measures is Lennox Owino, a sophomore representing the College of Letters & Sciences who is particularly invested in improving the college experience for international students. After moving to Madison from Nairobi, Kenya, Owino started in ASM as a freshman intern.
Hilley and senior middle blocker Dana Rettke were among seven unanimous choices on the 22-member first team announced Thursday. They were joined by senior outside hitter Grace Loberg and freshman right side Devyn Robinson.
The Regents’ Education Committee approved a plan that calls for eliminating the surcharge at all campuses except UW-Madison with a voice vote. The full Board of Regents will take up the proposal Friday.
Wisconsin’s Jewish community is calling on six University of Wisconsin System campuses, including UW-Madison, to reconsider their academic calendars for next year because the first day of classes conflict with Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest holidays on the Jewish calendar.
University of Wisconsin students who get vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer have to be tested weekly for the virus under a policy change that interim President Tommy Thompson on Wednesday called an incentive to bolster vaccination rates on campus.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has formed a large – and diverse – search committee to find a replacement for outgoing athletic director Barry Alvarez.
UW Health has had a few “vaccine racial equity days” at its Arboretum Clinic on South Park Street and plans to continue holding at least one a week, said Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, chief diversity officer. Groups representing communities of color invite people to come, and interpreters and printed materials in several languages are available, she said.
UW-Madison, which has been studying psychedelic drugs to treat depression and other conditions, is taking another step to embrace the emerging topic of psychoactive medicine by starting a pharmacy master’s program in the field this fall.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has several times in recent weeks noted her disappointment with the amount of vaccine allocated to University Health Services. Officials have encouraged the campus community to look elsewhere, noting in a Monday social media post that appointments for the week were already full.
The search for the next University of Wisconsin athletic director officially is underway, and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank made it clear she understands the magnitude of finding the right person to replace Barry Alvarez.
The news brought relief to many students struggling with stress, burnout and a lack of motivation to learn after more than a year of mostly online classes. But it also brought a bit of confusion as to why UW-Madison offered a similar policy last spring and is bringing it back for this semester but didn’t give students grading flexibility last fall.
If UW needed a little swagger in 2014, you can imagine how badly it needed swagger in 1990 when then-athletic director Pat Richter hired Alvarez, an on-the-rise assistant coach at Notre Dame, to turn around a UW football program that had bottomed out by 1989. At the time, UW’s football and men’s basketball programs barely registered on the national radar and the athletic department was bathing in red ink.
Alvarez did his part to keep the mood light during an event that lasted more than 90 minutes and began with Lepay, the Badgers’ play-by-play announcer for football and men’s basketball, referring to it as a “day of celebration.”
For what he did for the program, Barry Alvarez’s name will always be linked with University of Wisconsin football.
Anyone hoping for a quick resolution to the search for Barry Alvarez’s successor as University of Wisconsin athletic director or hints on how the process will play out was out of luck Tuesday.
In races for open seats, Juliana Bennett beat Ayomi Obuseh with low turnout in the student-dominated 8th District around UW-Madison.
The Regents are scheduled to consider rescinding the policy on all system campuses except UW-Madison during a meeting Thursday. UW-Madison officials would be allowed to their own policy on excess credits.
Replacing Barry Alvarez as the University of Wisconsin’s athletic director will be both a tremendous opportunity and challenge. UW is looking for Alvarez’s successor after he announced Tuesday he was retiring after 17-plus years at the helm of the athletic department. With sweeping changes coming to the way college sports are run, UW’s next leader needs to be capable of leading the Badgers into a new era.
Aconcrete slab broke off the side of Van Hise Hall on Sunday afternoon, landing almost directly in front of an entrance to one of the most highly trafficked buildings on UW-Madison’s campus.
Alvarez, 74, said Tuesday that he’ll finish his term leading the UW athletic program on June 30 after a 17-year stretch in the seat during which the department’s budget nearly doubled.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will implement a more flexible grading policy this semester and retroactively adjust student transcripts from throughout the pandemic in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators announced Monday.
In 2012, she joined the faculty of the Legal Research and Writing Program at the UW Law School. Trina adored her students and dedicated herself to their professional development and their personal well-being.
Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may vote next month to codify excused absences for students who choose to work at the polls on election days.
UW epidemiologist Ajay Sethi calls the potential eligibility of 12- to 15-year-olds “a very important step to increase immunity to the virus in our community.” But he said it may take time to get some parents on board. Some, he said, will probably wait and see if the virus is under control in terms of infection rates before making a decision, and some may decide to vaccinate their children after more is known about the disease.
UW-Madison has disabled a feature on its digital proctoring software after receiving reports that the technology failed to recognize several students’ darker skin tones during online exams, university officials said.
Created in 1925, WARF handles patent and license issues for the UW-Madison, returning money to the campus research cycle and often making it possible for young companies to get a start. WiSys is doing much the same for four-year UW campuses outside Madison and Milwaukee while engaging students in research and entrepreneurism.
Roger Bruesewitz, who died in 2019 at 82, spent much of his early life in and out of jail after robbing businesses, running “a dirty bookstore” and dealing with a heroin addiction. But he’s leaving behind a very different legacy.
All University of Wisconsin-Madison employees became eligible for vaccine appointments at University Health Services this week, but with a continued shortage of doses, the university is also pointing people toward various off-campus locations.
Specifically, the language would prevent any mandates that individuals seeking state or governmental services, looking to gain access to a building, or aiming to participate in any government function show that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. It appears the language would apply to schools, the University of Wisconsin System and government-run nursing homes, to name a few.
The University of Wisconsin System will continue offering $500 tuition credits for nursing and pharmacy students who work at COVID-19 vaccination sites through May.
The Big Ten Conference didn’t get around to sending its 2021 volleyball championship trophy to the UW Field House on Thursday. No problem. The University of Wisconsin just got its trophy from last year out and deputy athletic director Chris McIntosh presented it to the team for the celebration following the Badgers’ title-clinching sweep of Michigan.
Leonhard earned All-America honors three times (2002-04) as a player at UW but never won a Big Ten Conference championship. Since he came back to the program as a coach in 2016, the Badgers haven’t won the league title despite three trips to the title game.
The University of Wisconsin athletic department prepared for a multi-year return to pre-pandemic levels for some of its revenue streams as it planned its budget for the next school year.
They joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin. Ivy was the first female Clinical Professor in Neurology.
Little went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating undergraduate coursework in 1942. He then went to the UW-Madison Medical School, earning a doctor of medicine degree in 1944. The school is now called the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Charlie joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Chemical Engineering-where he worked for the next 39 years. Throughout his tenure with the UW, Professor Hill was known as an outstanding teacher and mentor.
The start time for Marisa Moseley’s first news conference as the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball coach had to be adjusted Monday afternoon because she wasn’t the only new leader being introduced in the state.
Graduate students are reviving calls for the University of Wisconsin-Madison to cover segregated and international student fees, saying the mandatory and continually increasing costs reduce their already low stipends by up to 10%.
One of the more bizarre crimes in Madison history has been solved, with citations being issued to three 19-year-old UW-Madison students in the theft of a 25-foot pine tree from the UW Arboretum in November.
Marisa Moseley is no stranger to rebuilding projects. She’s got a major one in front of her after agreeing to be the next University of Wisconsin women’s basketball coach, a hire that was made official Friday evening.
Barry Alvarez is set to retire after nearly 17 years as the athletic director at the University of Wisconsin.
Hiring athletic directors has been a rare occurrence over the past three-plus decades at the University of Wisconsin, speaking to the stability atop a department that has produced sustained success over that time.
UW-Madison’s obstetrics and gynecology department changed its surgical consent process to ask patients to sign consent forms on the day of surgery, not before, after a case in which a patient’s ovaries were not removed as desired during a hysterectomy.
The University of Wisconsin football program named Gary Brown, who has a history in the NFL as a coach and player, as its running backs coach.
Meanwhile, UW-Madison experts disagreed during an online forum Wednesday about when the state might reach herd immunity, typically defined as a 60%-90% vaccination rate or combined rate of vaccination and natural immunity from recent infection. The state health department has been aiming for a 80% vaccination rate, saying it could be reached by June if enough people seek injections.