In 1964, the university was marked by rising interest in civil rights, a legendary live music scene, and such a large incoming class that officials considered banning student cars and bicycles and building a campus subway or monorail.
How can we reform the American voting process?
As a nation, we are deeply polarized. And our partisan divisions will solidify with the approaching 2014 midterm elections and the horserace already under way for the 2016 presidential campaign.
How can we prepare our kids to participate in the highly polarized world of politics?
For Anna Therese Day ’10, going the freelance route in pursuit of a journalism career wasn’t so much a choice as it was a calling.
UW News in Brief
The proposed state budget takes a turn when surplus is noted.
A student reporter jumps at the chance to hear a published writer speak in person.
Special narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan ’77, JD’83 is leading New York's battle with the illegal trade in prescription drugs.
Emily Friedman has a front-row seat to history as an ABC News digital reporter covering Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The UW sees a slow but steady demand for voter IDs.
Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.
David Ward named UW–Madison’s interim chancellor after Biddy Martin moves on.
Ron Silverman ’69 stared into the jaws of death five years ago when he found himself fitting a crown molding for the mouth of Saddam Hussein.
His life was a downward spiral until JD Stier ’04 and a persistent teacher saw a way out.
A unique program explores how science plays out in society.
Chancellor Biddy Martin believes that UW-Madison can help Wisconsin on the road to financial stability. The best path, she says, lies in greater flexibility for the university.
Badger Partnership aims for revised model of state support.
For the first time in more than sixty years, a current U.S. president visited campus when Barack Obama spoke before an estimated crowd of 17,500
When President Obama turns to the who, what, when, and where of his daily agenda, he has a Badger to thank.