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politics

John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80

Fall 2016

Matt Perko

John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80 was 12 when he stood at a Nashville, Tennessee, curb watching President John …

Steven Durlauf

Fall 2016

Bryce Richter

In 2014, an exhaustive book about income inequality — French economist Thomas Piketty’s

Locked Out

Fall 2016

In an excerpt from his best-selling book, Matthew Desmond MS’04, PhD’10 sheds new light on the harsh realities of housing and poverty.

This Woman’s Work

Fall 2016

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.

Social Strategy

Fall 2016

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are part of everyday life. What happens when political candidates and their campaigns wade into the social media scrum?

The Analyst

Fall 2016

Elan Kriegel ’03 runs the data shop for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. After the election, he and his team will use their algorithms and their passion to help other causes.

Ben McCready x’76

Fall 2016

The portrait painter’s roster includes four U.S. presidents and several celebrities, such as George Clooney and Paul Newman.

Unbowed

Summer 2016

Naheed Qureshi ’94 works for justice and equality for American Muslims, who face discrimination, violence and hateful rhetoric.

Campaign Roadshow

Summer 2016

UW–Madison Archives S08042

UW–Madison loves politics and, from time to time, politicians even return that love.

During this campaign …

Boom Box Parade

Spring 2016

When former student Leon Varjian passed away last September, UW–Madison lost one of its true legends.

Budget Fallout

Fall 2016

For UW–Madison, the hits just keep coming.

Jim Doyle

Summer 2015

A former governor sees “bright, committed” people taking us into the future.

Kings of Sherman Park

Summer 2015

Herb Kohl ’56 and Bud Selig ’56.

The Warlord’s Biographer

Spring 2015

In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.

Advocating for Your University

Spring 2015

Alumni voices have played a role for more than 150 years.

The Chemistry of Truthfulness

Spring 2015

UW Professor William Bleckwenn 1917, who first used sodium amytal to treat people with schizophrenia, had little idea that his pioneering work would lead to what is popularly known as truth serum.

It Was a Very Good Year

Winter 2014

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.

Social Potential

Fall 2014

Can spending time online translate into citizen action?

We’re still struggling to build a more perfect union

Fall 2014

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.

Making It Count

Fall 2014

How can we reform the American voting process?

Practical Magic

Fall 2014

Fans of Harry Potter and other pop-culture touchstones transform into activists.

The Reach of Facebook

Fall 2014

A powerful social platform is engaging citizens in the political process.

Teaching Controversy

Fall 2014

How can we prepare our kids to participate in the highly polarized world of politics?

Does Democracy Work?

Fall 2014

Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried.

Anna Therese Day ’10: Freelancer Advocate

Summer 2014

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.

Quick Takes: Summer 2014

Summer 2014

UW News in Brief

Bookshelf: Winter 2013

Winter 2013

Highlighted books from the Winter 2013 issue

Sunny to Cloudy

Fall 2013

The proposed state budget takes a turn when surplus is noted.

Reporting on Rand

Fall 2013

A student reporter jumps at the chance to hear a published writer speak in person.

Scripts and the City

Fall 2013

Special narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan ’77, JD’83 is leading New York's battle with the illegal trade in prescription drugs.

Ask the Experts

Summer 2013

On Wisconsin dispatches a bevy of reporters to track down UW experts and ask for advice on everyday stuff.

Emily Friedman ’07: On the Campaign Trail

Summer 2012

Emily Friedman has a front-row seat to history as an ABC News digital reporter covering Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Carded

Summer 2012

The UW sees a slow but steady demand for voter IDs.

Leading the War on Obesity

Spring 2012

Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.

There’s a Rule for That

Winter 2011

From car seats to clean air, federal and state regulations influence our lives.

Leadership Transition

Fall 2011

David Ward named UW–Madison’s interim chancellor after Biddy Martin moves on.

Ronald Silverman ’69: Dentist to a Dictator

Fall 2011

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.

Prison Breaks

Fall 2011

His life was a downward spiral until JD Stier ’04 and a persistent teacher saw a way out.

Our Brains Made Us Do It

Summer 2011

A unique program explores how science plays out in society.

Bipartisan Partners

Spring 2011

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.