A flurry of questions ran through Erika Rosales’ head during the college application process: Which schools might accept me? How can I afford it? Am I eligible for any scholarships? How should I answer the question of citizenship status?
“It’s amazing to go to this school and know that I have [Bucky’s Tuition Promise] helping me along the way,” said UW-Madison junior and scholarship recipient, Haley Wolff.
The top two jobs in the University of Wisconsin System are turning over within months of each other next year, a major leadership shake-up that comes on the heels of new chancellors installed during the pandemic at nearly half of the regional campuses and amid a variety of other challenges.
Fans had to wait a little longer than normal Saturday as they attempted to enter Camp Randall Stadium for the University of Wisconsin’s football game against Army.
UW’s athletic department tweeted two hours before the game that “unforeseen circumstances specific to this game” created a situation in which not all the entry gates were fully staffed and fans were asked to arrive early.
Noted: Currently, De Pierola splits her time between her own business, a part-time job as a Spanish teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and her own studies. Trained as a lawyer in Peru, she’ll graduate with a masters degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School in December and then take the bar exam — the necessary steps if she wants to practice law in Wisconsin. Simultaneously, she’s earning a teaching credential through online courses from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
For the first time in history, the Wisconsin Badgers faced the Army Black Knights in football this weekend. After a rocky start to the year, the Badgers won, 20-14. And six games into this season, they seem to be turning the tide.
Dr. Jeung co-founded the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center after reading news stories about attacks against Asian American elders and seeing an alarming escalation in xenophobia, bigotry and violence in the United States resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeung will be the day-one keynote speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 2021 Diversity Forum Nov. 2-3.
Let’s hand out some kudos today as the fall colors reach their peak.
First, a big cheer for Madison’s Levy brothers, Marv and Jeff, who last week announced a $20 million contribution to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, their alma mater, to build a much-needed new home for the College of Letters & Science.
Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are graduating sooner according to school data. The campus’s four- and six-year graduation rates have hit record highs.
The Associated Students of Madison moved to support a proposed resolution to create a statewide Student Governance Council and appointed a new equity and inclusion chair on Wednesday night.
Next summer, Blank will take on a new role as president of Northwestern University, and a new leader will eventually take the reins at UW-Madison. While students on campus had mixed reactions to this week’s announcement, ranging from excitement to disinterest, some shared personal memories of Blank. Many also felt hopeful about the change.
A conservative group that brings speakers to college campuses moved an event with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) off UW-Madison’s campus after a disagreement over the school’s indoor mask policy.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison unveiled a $20 million gift Wednesday that will allow the it to move forward with plans to build a new home for its College of Letters and Science.
Off-duty female officer fatally shoots woman after finding her with partner…Kim Jong-un faces ’paradise on Earth’ lawsuitAn event on Wednesday night featuring Republican Senator Ted Cruz that was scheduled to take place on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has moved locations, though the organizers and the university have offered conflicting stories as to what happened.
With significant financial support from Marv and Jeff Levy, two brothers and alumni at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the George L. Mosse Humanities building will soon be called Irving and Dorothy Levy Hall.
UW-Madison announced on Wednesday a $20 million donation for a new academic building that will help clear the way for the demolition of the Humanities Building.
Anational group that brings conservative speakers to colleges moved an event with Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, which had been scheduled to take place on the UW-Madison campus Wednesday evening, off campus because it disagreed with the university’s indoor mask mandate. UW-Madison officials, however, shared emails that show the group had agreed to follow the university’s COVID-19 health protocols as a condition to rent space in Memorial Union.
After officials at UW-Madison denied a mask exemption for an event hosted by Texas senator Ted Cruz, Cruz and event organizers say they were forced to make a sudden change to the event’s venue.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was set to record an episode of his podcast at UW-Madison, moved venues Wednesday evening after a disagreement about the university’s mask policy.
CEO, founder of Empowering A Green Environment and Economy shares perspective on environmental justice at UW Arboretum.
Wunk Sheek is the Indigenous student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The name is an anglicized spelling of Wonkshiek, Ho-Chunk for “Native people.” This powwow is one of many efforts to share Indigenous culture with campus and create community for Native students.
For today’s show, Ali celebrates the 15th annual Passing the Mic Intergenerational Hip Hop Festival with First Wave creative director James Gavins and student poets Azura Tyabji and Zack Lesmeister, who read samples of their poetry on air and share what it’s like being an “artivist” in Madison.
“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.
For example, first-generation students are more likely to experience reduction of income among family members, unexpected increases in living expenses and loss of wages, according to the study.
Stories about students making a difference on campus.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Edgewood College co-hosted the 29th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference at the Monona Terrace over the weekend.
University of Wisconsin sophomore Cassandra Guzman is the first of her family to attend college. Guzman said she felt anxious applying for schools without the help of a parent who had gone through the process before.
With so many colleges going virtual last year, many sophomores are on campus for the first time. But it’s different — a lot still feel like freshman. Colleges set up programs to get them caught up.
With the help of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Edgewood College, Madison is welcoming the largest and oldest conference for queer and trans college students this weekend.
At the same time, the class includes the most in-state students of any freshman class since 2001. And while the balance has shifted, UW-Madison officials say that’s not necessarily a bad thing. With their higher tuition, out-of-state students help fund many of the university’s priorities.
Suspect is in custody, there is no continued threat to community, Mayor Rhodes-Conway says.
A Madison police officer was injured by gunshots during an attempted arrest early Sunday morning, according to the City of Madison Police Department. It is the first incident in over 20 years that a MPD officer has been shot in the line of duty.
Wunk Sheek, an Indigenous student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be hosting a one-session powwow at 7 p.m. in Gordon Commons.
29. Madison, WisconsinColleges: Edgewood College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Herzing University-Madison
Shortage of workers sparked changes to lawn, watering, among others.
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.
Wisconsin’s home football game against Michigan Saturday saw an increase in game ejections, ambulance calls and arrests across the season. A high of 50 people were ejected from the game, but only 33 were University of Wisconsin-Madison students.
A conservative legal group has threatened legal action against the University of Wisconsin-Madison, claiming it hired three mental health providers to serve only students of color. UW
The University of Wisconsin-Madison responded to a letter from a conservative law firm sent Wednesday, clarifying that mental health providers are not assigned based on a student’s race, nor are they limited in terms of the students they can serve based on race.
A conservative Wisconsin law firm accused the University of Wisconsin-Madison of racial discrimination following an announcement of new mental health coordinators who would “exclusively serve students of color.” Now, an attorney with the firm says they’re giving the university “the benefit of the doubt” after it changed the wording of the near month-old press release about the hires.
UW-Madison spokesperson Meredith McGlone said in a statement to News 3 Now the new providers aren’t assigned based on a student’s race, but they do have expertise in addressing racial issues students of color may face.
This week, students can donate one dollar when making WisCard purchases across campus.
UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank reviewed challenges, bright moments of 2020.
The bill would modify statutory provisions relating to shared governance at UW System institutions to restore provisions to their form prior to 2015 Act 55, according to the Legislative Reference Bureau.
After more than a year of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college study abroad programs in Wisconsin have begun sending small contingents of students around the world.
For students with disabilities or those who are immunocompromised, the reentry into classrooms has brought feelings of isolation, anxiety and helplessness — contrary to many students who have embraced the return.
Continuing an unrelenting trend, a developer is proposing to demolish eight two- and three-story apartment buildings for an estimated $50 million, 12-story housing project at the corner of North Bassett and West Johnson streets Downtown.
Scott Dikkers, creator of the website known for its witty irony and satirical, irreverent take on the news, will appear in Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall at 7 p.m. Monday as part of the free Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
According to fall 2021 enrollment data released last week, 8,500 freshmen are enrolled at UW-Madison this semester — a 16% increase compared to last fall’s freshmen. The class comes from a pool of 53,829 applicants, a record-setting number that has risen 17% over the past year. The university has nearly 48,000 students total attending this fall semester, up from 45,540 last year.
After a season where fake was the fad for in-person fan support — by pandemic necessity, not by choice — there have been small steps toward a regular arena environment in the past few days for both the University of Wisconsin hockey teams.
The UW-Madison Faculty Senate apologized on Monday for scheduling the first day of classes this year on a major Jewish holiday and changed its calendar approval process in an attempt to avoid similar scheduling conflicts in the future.
Welcome to Barry Alvarez Field at Camp Randall Stadium.
University of Wisconsin officials announced Friday they are naming the field for UW’s former head football coach and athletic director.
The new fitness facility on the site of the former natatorium, 2000 Observatory Drive, will bear the name of the Bakke family, who are contributing $20 million to the $113.2 million project expected to open in 2023.
UW-Madison Police arrested a man on a tentative charge of disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer after he allegedly spit on and made comments about COVID-19 to an Asian-American student last month.
A new recreation center is set to be built in place of the former Natatorium outside Dejope Residence Hall, and overlooking Lake Mendota. The $113.2 million establishment will be named the Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center.
The university held a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday, even though construction actually started in the spring. The facility is named after Jim and Sue Bakke. They gave $20 million for the $113 million project.
Mental health professionals will start responding with UW-Madison Police officers next week to certain calls, the university announced Friday. The “co-responder model” consists of two trained University Health Services workers joining UWPD officers on calls where students are experiencing a mental health crisis. The duties of mental health crisis workers include taking students to the hospital, if necessary. UWPD Chief Kristen Roman explained that this partnership has been planned out since 2020, with help from the Mental Health Services’ Student Advisory Board, BIPOC Coalition and Associated Students of Madison.
UW-Madison police reported that 50 people were ejected from Camp Randall Stadium and 23 people were arrested during Saturday’s game between the Badgers and Michigan.
Eli Tsarovsky graduated from the University of Wisconsin last May after majoring in biochemistry. In August, he was voted president of the Campus Area Neighborhood Association and he also works as the community health AmeriCorps coordinator.
To help stop the spread of the COVID-19, and to ease the fears of students with varying comfort levels, on Aug. 5, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s mask mandate went into effect. “The recent arrival in the U.S. of the more infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 has led to a steep rise in cases across the country, including here in Wisconsin,” a statement from the university read.