The First World War changed the course of history and — for a time — the UW’s mission. To help with the war effort, the …
From telegraphy to auto repair to engineers, the UW campus organized to prepare student soldiers for war.
As sharply divided opinions about the war drew unwanted national attention to the state, the UW was eager to show its loyalty.
From meatless Tuesdays to research aimed at improving agricultural production, food was deemed a key weapon against the Germans.
The greatest impact on the home front was the rationing program. To save coal, Lathrop Hall …
A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.
When war broke out in Europe in 1914, a UW English professor proposed another path.
UW–Madison’s campus has long been known for its beauty. Iconic places such as Picnic Point and Bascom Hill bring back memories of campus life for …
Alumni author’s latest book is a campus trip through time.
A look back at May 1970 through the lens of an alum’s camera
Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.
When the U.S. entered the First World War, the UW joined the fight by training soldiers, conducting poison-gas research, and sending students to work on Wisconsin farms.
When some schools barred the door, UW–Madison welcomed black students from around the country who then went …
A UW wood scientist became the star witness in a trial that captivated the nation, garnering comparisons to Sherlock Holmes for his role in solving the Lindbergh-baby kidnapping case.
After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.
Beloved burgers and memorabilia.
College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.
Kathryn Clarenbach ’41, MA’42, PhD’46 is largely unknown, but her name belongs alongside those of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem in the history of modern feminism.
The late boxer visited campus twice — as an amateur athlete who competed at the Field House and as the heavyweight champion who was also an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War.
Grandparents University welcomes its first great-grandchild and continues a treasured tradition for one Badger family.
UW–Madison loves politics and, from time to time, politicians even return that love.
During this campaign …
It’s become a signature display of UW pride: Badgers hold up both hands with thumbs touching and index fingers pointing outward to form a W. …
When former student Leon Varjian passed away last September, UW–Madison lost one of its true legends.
Soldiers share the songs that served as their soundtrack in Vietnam.
Roger Sharpe ’71 wrote the book on pinball — literally — and has become a guardian of the game since he first got hooked at the UW.
A mashup of science and old-fashioned detective work revealed the true origins of a mastodon skeleton on display at the UW for a century.
Picnic Point is a beloved campus playground, but it’s also a landscape rich in history that goes back thousands of years.
UW computer sciences professor Gurindar Sohi developed technology that is at the heart of a legal dispute with Apple, Inc.
Too often, we’re tempted to experience much of our world through the lens of a cell phone …
In the years …
Something's missing from University Avenue.
Students and alumni have flocked to the sweet oasis famous for fresh, kosher donuts since 1996.
Benjamin Franklin was right. Taxation is an absolute certainty in life — even life near the South Pole.