Wisconsin is negotiating a deal with Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell to try to make him the Badgers’ next head coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Wisconsin hired Luke Fickell from Cincinnati to become their next head coach on Sunday.
Luke Fickell is the 31st coach in Badgers football history after UW-System Regents on Sunday approved the deal struck between McIntosh and the former Cincinnati coach. McIntosh flew to Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon to pick up Fickell, and an invite-only welcome event and introductory news conference was planned for 4 p.m. Monday at Camp Randall Stadium.
The University of Wisconsin System’s smallest campus next fall will no longer offer face-to-face instruction to students, with UW’s top leader citing low enrollment and financial pressures making the sustainability of the campus’ traditional education model “untenable.”
In a letter Tuesday to UW-Platteville Interim Chancellor Tammy Evetovich, System President Jay Rothman outlined a four-step plan for the Richland Center campus, which includes moving all instructional programs to either the Platteville or Baraboo campuses for fall 2023 while developing a plan to “maintain a suitable presence” at the Richland County campus through such things as enrichment programs or courses for adults.
Update: Police said Enzhe Xun was found safe after a tip from a community member.
Enzhe Xun, 19, was reported missing by his family on Nov. 15 after they had not heard from him, Madison police spokesperson Stephanie Fryer said in a statement.
UW-Madison is in need of a new top academic administrator, as Provost John Karl Scholz plans to step back into the role of a faculty member.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is launching a search for a new provost, an administrative position ranking just second to the chancellor in terms of importance.
The current provost, John Karl Scholz, will serve until the end of the school year and then return to the economics department, where he has taught since 1988. A new provost is expected to start sometime next summer, UW-Madison announced Tuesday.
Eager to vote, students filed into the Union South polling place Tuesday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with many citing abortion as their reason for turning out.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison was within its right to hide some negative comments from its social media platforms because the criticisms were off topic to the posts at hand, a federal judge ruled this month.
Multiple landmarks on the UW-Madison campus — including Memorial Union — were seemingly vandalized overnight with messages protesting a conservative commentator who was set to speak on campus Monday night.
Carl Gulbrandsen, a key player in advancing research at UW-Madison who advocated for stronger ties between universities and private companies, died Monday at the age of 75.
A University of Wisconsin-Madison historian on Wednesday won one of the nation’s most prestigious awards, which comes with a no strings attached $800,000 stipend to spend however she sees fit.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named UW-Madison professor Monica Kim, 44, as one of 25 national recipients of the MacArthur fellowship. Also known as the “genius grant,” the awards are given annually to a select group of individuals across a range of disciplines who show exceptional creativity in their work and future ambitions.
Monica Kim, Madison, 44: Historian at the University of Wisconsin “uncovering new insights into U.S. foreign policy in the context of global decolonization after World War II.
Monica Kim of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is a historian who examines “the interplay between U.S. foreign policy, military intervention, processes of decolonization, and individual rights in regional settings around the globe.”
Monica Kim is currently an associate professor and the William Appleman Williams & David G. and Marion S. Meissner Chair in U.S. International and Diplomatic History at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her research examines U.S. foreign policy during and after the Korean War. The author of The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold Histories (2019), Kim is currently working on her next book, The World That Hunger Made: The Koreas, the United States, and Afro-Asia, which examines economic development as a tool of foreign policy and international influence.
Historian Monica Kim, associate professor and the William Appleman Williams & David G. and Marion S. Meissner Chair in U.S. International and Diplomatic History at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, for examining the interplay between U.S. foreign policy, military intervention, processes of decolonization and individual rights in regional settings around the globe.
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway declared today as Odyssey Day. Wednesday night’s celebration focused on voting and the experiences of Odyssey members. Some students read poems or recited literature to start off the night.
The MacArthur Foundation selected UW-Madison professor, historian and author Monica Kim for one of this year’s 25 fellowship spots, the organization announced Wednesday. The so-called “genius grant” is perhaps the most competitive and sought-after award in the arts, sciences, humanities and academia.
Around 30 people are accepted into the Odyssey Project each year and are registered as a special class of part-time UW-Madison students. It includes a six-credit course in the humanities, split over two semesters, for people who are low-income or facing other barriers to education. Approximately 95% of students are people of color.
Taught on Wednesday nights on Madison’s South Side, the program provides child care (dubbed Odyssey Junior), and students are fed a full meal before the start of class.
The university announced Monday 8,628 freshmen are enrolled this fall, compared to last year’s 8,465 freshmen. Despite the university offering nearly 3,000 fewer acceptance letters this year than the year prior, a greater percentage of those admitted chose to attend UW-Madison.
While the American Indian Studies program was established in 1972, its history can be dated to the fall of 1970 when about 20 Native students formed “The Coalition of Native Tribes for Red Power,” an intertribal group that called for the chancellor to support the formation of a program. It started after two years of debate and negotiation.
For the second consecutive year, UW-Madison’s freshman class is the largest in the school’s history, despite the university sending acceptance letters to fewer students than in previous years.
This year’s freshman class stands at 8,628, up nearly 2% from last year’s class, UW-Madison announced Monday. Of those, 3,787 — 44% — are in-state students.
Overall enrollment is up nearly 2,000 students over the prior year, with another record enrollment of 49,886.
At the time, the ancient DNA field was “kind of a joke,” full of incredible claims that would turn out to be incorrect as scientists tried to recover DNA from dinosaurs, said John Hawks, an anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. “It was Svante who came along and made this into a science,” Hawks said.
Paul Chryst is out as Wisconsin’s head football coach.
UW officials announced Sunday that Chryst has been removed five games into his eighth season as the Badgers’ head coach.
Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard, 39, was named interim head coach.
“This place means a lot to me. I became who I am at the University of Wisconsin and at this football program,” he said. “I feel like I can take this opportunity and help this place grow. That’s why I came back a number of years ago, and why I haven’t left.”
“After a heartfelt and authentic conversation with Coach Chryst about what is in the long-term best interest of our football program, I have concluded that now is the time for a change in leadership,” Wisconsin Athletic Director Chris McIntosh said in a statement. “Paul is a man of integrity who loves his players. I have great respect and admiration for Paul and the legacy of him and his family at the University of Wisconsin.
“After a heartfelt and authentic conversation with Coach Chryst about what is in the long-term best interest of our football program, I have concluded that now is the time for a change in leadership,” McIntosh said. “Paul is a man of integrity who loves his players. I have great respect and admiration for Paul and the legacy of him and his family at the University of Wisconsin.”
The University of Wisconsin System’s new tuition-waiver program aims to help the state compete for talent and fill critical worker shortages.
But financial aid applications determine eligibility, and Wisconsin ranks 38th in the nation for the percentage of high school seniors who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The University of Wisconsin System is seeing the highest number of new student enrollments since before the COVID-19 pandemic seized the state.
The University of Wisconsin System is seeing the highest number of new student enrollments since before the COVID-19 pandemic seized the state.
The canoe dates back to 1000 B.C.. It’s the oldest canoe found in the Great Lakes region by a thousand years, and is the earliest evidence that canoe-making and water travel dates back to the Native people’s first arrival into Wisconsin.
UW System President Jay Rothman believes strategies to increase access and the disappearing effects of the pandemic are reasons for higher enrollment rates. “Our UW universities are the state’s biggest and best attractor of talent, and our application process is easier and more affordable,” Rothman said. “We are turning the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, as our freshman class is the largest in years.”
UW-Madison reported a 5% increase over the past year, with an uptick of 2,177 students.
The University of Wisconsin System has seen its highest new student enrollment since 2018, before the COVID-19 pandemic, at its main campuses this year, but overall enrollment has dropped 1% compared to last year, according to data released Thursday.
In a remarkable discovery, archaeologists on Thursday pulled another dugout canoe from Lake Mendota, only this one is much older and in a more fragile state than one found last year.
Some were with Republicans who reacted coolly in May to her selection as the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 30th chancellor. The former UCLA law school dean drew the kind of initial GOP skepticism that met predecessor Rebecca Blank when she arrived as a former President Barack Obama cabinet member in 2013.
Mnookin aims to promote excellence, affordability, accessibility.
A campus free speech survey that spurred the resignation of a University of Wisconsin System chancellor will be sent to students at all state colleges this fall, according UW System President Jay Rothman.
John Zumbrunnen, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, explained that the Public History Project will help instructors engage with students more honestly and openly.“We’re committed, after all, to the basic idea that learning together in open and honest dialogue about ourselves and about our campus and about our communities will lead to a better future,” Zumbrunnen said.
UW-Madison tied with the University of California, Davis and the University of Texas at Austin in its ranking overall and among public universities.
“We look at discrimination, you know, against racial and ethnic groups, but also discrimination against LGBTQ folks, folks with disabilities, religious discrimination, to really tell a different history of the university,” Director of the Public History Project Kacie Lucchini Butcher said.
Proud Badger fans and UW-Madison alumni will tell you that the school is one of the best, and it seems U.S. News and World Report agree.
“By uncovering our history we get a better sense of the progress that we’ve made, places that we’ve fallen short, and places where we need to focus our attention for the future,” LaVar Charleston, UW-Madison’s deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, said.
Exhibition covers past discriminations faced by students, highlights protests, landmarks, cultural association openings.
The flag will first fly for one week in September, beginning with a public flag-raising ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, as a part of UW-Madison’s ongoing commitment to educate the campus community about the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk and First Nations history.
The history covered in the project spans nearly two centuries, from the founding of the Wisconsin Territory on stolen Ho-Chunk land to 2019’s controversial Homecoming video, and covers the university in all its aspects — academia, athletics, student life, housing and more.
Set in the middle of the newest exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art, opening Monday, is a video screen looping an artifact once thought to have been destroyed: a black and white film shot undercover in 1961 to document discrimination against students of color seeking housing in Madison.
“That’s the perfect storm,” said Volker Radeloff, a professor of forest ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who helped lead the research. “Millions of houses have been built in places that will sooner or later burn,” he said, even as climate change increases the risks of major wildfires across the West with extreme heat and dryness.
Vice Chancellor Lori Reesor and Deputy Vice Chancellor LaVar Charleston, the university’s chief diversity officer, said while such statements aren’t against the law or campus policy, they do “violate our norms and actively work against the culture of belonging for which we are striving.”
This year, UW-Madison is ushering in around 8,600 freshmen — the largest freshman class in the university’s history — and about 1,100 new transfer students. The freshman class was selected from a pool of over 60,000 applicants, which Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin said was “one of our most competitive years ever.”
“It’s likely that you may never have been and may never again be living and working alongside people from so many different backgrounds and countries and ethnicities and races and religions and points of view all together,” Mnookin said.
“We’ve been planning Wisconsin Welcome events the last few days for our students, and this is a culmination to say, ‘We’re so glad you’re here, and tomorrow is the first day of classes!’” Lori Reesor, the university’s vice chancellor for student affairs, said.
A day before classes begin at UW-Madison, school officials welcomed new students to campus.
John Hawks, who studies human evolution at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was not involved in either femur study, has questioned whether Sahelanthropus‘s skull and teeth mark it as an upright hominin. He finds the disconnect between femur analyses puzzling and more than a little frustrating—particularly since the fossil in question was discovered two decades ago.
It opened in 2015 with a mission to connect the university with an area of the city where residents historically had less access to the school’s programs and resources.
The UW South Madison Partnership is inviting the community to attend a celebration Thursday featuring food, music, games and visits from UW-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin and Bucky Badger at the Village on Park mall.