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Students responsible for stolen UW Arboretum tree apologize

Daily Cardinal

“There is no excuse for what we did, we’re extremely sorry and ashamed. To the community, Arboretum staff and university, we want to apologize and let you know we will never do something like this again and have learned so much from our mistake,” said 19-year-old Krahn. “We’re incredibly sorry it came at the expense of something so important.”

12 Rounds with Gia Gallimore


Gia is the director of diverse alumni engagement at Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. One of her core goals is to connect alumni of color with the alumni association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Elections for Senior Class Officers are underway

Daily Cardinal

UW-Madison students started voting for the 2021-22 Senior Class Officers on Monday. Once elected, the student leaders, including president and vice president, will work with the Office of the Chancellor, Office of Student Affairs and the Wisconsin Alumni Association and Foundation to plan events for seniors, decide on commencement speakers and choose the class gift.

Daytona Beach: Spring break 2021 has fewer college students amid COVID

USA Today

A short list of schools that have canceled or altered spring break plans includes Ohio State University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, Baylor University, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Purdue University, the University of Kentucky and Davidson College, according to the website Inside Higher Ed.

Weekend Roundup: Evers Signs 14 Bills Into Law

Wisconsin Public Radio

Band: Earlier this month, the University of Wisconsin-Madison changed its COVID-19 guidelines to allow 50 people to gather indoors and 150 people outdoors. This paved the way for the school’s varsity band to have its first large group practice in over one year.

Students to return to Madison for in-person classes in the fall

Daily Cardinal

UW-Madison students should plan to return to campus for mainly in-person instruction and expect a “new normal” this fall, said Chancellor Rebecca Blank. In a March 25 blog post, Blank announced that the fall semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will look more like fall 2019 than fall 2020. While guidelines for the semester have not yet been defined, they will be based on the state of the pandemic, Blank said.

Spring commencement speakers announced

Daily Cardinal

The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced their May commencement speakers Wednesday, naming Broadway actor André De Shields as the speaker for undergraduates and psychologist John Gottman, Ph.D. as the speaker for graduate students.

UW students call for more academic flexibility, bemoan lack of spring break

The Capital Times

Last fall, the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced it would extend winter break by one week and cancel spring break, an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The university has instead implemented three wellness days this semester, but many students criticized them for being on Fridays and Saturdays when many classes already do not happen.

Students discuss financial aid, paying for college

Daily Cardinal

Issues regarding financial aid, financial relief and the student loan debt crisis have been at the forefront of national, local and university conversations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These have sparked concern about systemic inequities — relating to income and economic background — affecting students’ ability to pay for college and provoking UW-Madison students’ opinions.

My Semester at Sea Experience


I am a student at UW-Madison. They pride themselves on their own study abroad program. I decided to go through a non-approved program and let me tell you the study abroad office did not offer one ounce of help.

UW medical school students receive residency placement on Match Day

Daily Cardinal

About 65 of the 163 soon-to-be graduates were selected to specialize in primary care disciplines, according to a university news release. This statistic is the result of an emphasis on internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, which ranks 18th in the U.S. News & World Report list of best medical schools for primary care in 2021.

Pandemic, lack of spring break strains UW-Madison students’ mental health

Wisconsin State Journal

While UW-Madison students are hopeful about vaccination efforts ramping up and spring weather arriving, many are still struggling to make online classes work while also worrying about their finances and health. This month marks the halfway point in a 14-week semester taking place almost entirely online and without a spring break, a schedule that students say is leading to burnout and in some cases damaging their mental health.

‘I am not a foreigner here’: Students, activists take to Madison streets in wake of Asian shootings

The Capital Times

The rally, organized by local activists and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s BIPOC Coalition, started outside Madison City Hall. Brenda Yang, a Hmong woman who works at Madison East High School and the Hmong Institute, welcomed the audience, encouraging young students to resist the “model minority” Asian myth and come together across ethnic lines.