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Waisman’s Legacy

February 27, 2014

Waisman’s legacy started with a different name: Kennedy.


November 11, 2013 1 comment

Brown Swiss are divas.

The scene of the crime

August 29, 2013

Before she became one of the country’s most powerful prosecutors, Bridget Brennan began her legal career oh and one.

Ask UW-Madison

June 13, 2013

Our professors, scientists, and lecturers are go-to sources when reporters look for analysis of current events or need help explaining complicated issues.

George Washington had the right idea.

March 7, 2013

“Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.”

Little Libraries

November 10, 2012

There is something so charming about the homemade book houses that many people find them hard to resist.

What does it take to succeed as the head of a major public research university?

September 4, 2012

Former UW–Madison Chancellor Donna Shalala recently told the New York Times that the job is like that of a tugboat captain: you try to get the ship aligned and pull it in the right direction.

Shadid . . . always chose to dig deeper

May 29, 2012

“People want to bear witness, and they want to tell you the story”

After the clock ran out

March 1, 2012 1 reader letter

Nobody does it better: win or lose . . . Badger fans unite.

We fall the extra mile

November 9, 2011

If you want to get a lumberjill to open up, you should be willing to tumble head-over-heels into her world.

A doctorate from the University of Sarah Vaughan . . .

August 30, 2011 1 comment

Richard Davis likes to reminisce about his life and career in music.

Decisions, decisions

June 2, 2011

How do editors choose what will be on the cover of a magazine?

Sometimes a bat is just a bat

February 28, 2011

Bud Selig’s office decor opens a window onto its occupant’s personality — or does it?

What goes on inside a prison’s fences

November 3, 2010

You never know where a story might take you

Where to stage a lynching

August 25, 2010 1 comment

There’s a theater in Lathrop Hall?

Scheduling the President

May 17, 2010

It wasn’t hard getting Alyssa Mastromonaco ’98 to agree to an interview about her experiences working for Barack Obama and as director of scheduling and advance for the White House.

Go West Happy Cow

February 19, 2010

Tyler Knowles ’05 headed to Hollywood after graduation to make movies, but he had to return to Wisconsin to realize the dream of directing his first film.

Nature’s Laboratory

December 11, 2009

You could say that Bryce Richter took one for the team, but that would be an understatement.

The Wayfinder

November 17, 2009

Meg Gaines looks serene and determined on the cover of this issue, and she is both — even when she isn’t being photographed in a boat on Lake Mendota on a chilly fall day.

This is your copilot speaking

June 1, 2009

At a quarterly magazine, the term timely is relative.

We’ve had a little work done

February 1, 2009

Rather than wait for you to politely ask if we’ve had a little work done, we’re coming clean right upfront.