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Bookshelf: Winter 2013

November 13, 2013

Highlighted books from the Winter 2013 issue

Sunny to Cloudy

August 29, 2013

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

Reporting on Rand

August 29, 2013 1 reader letter

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

Scripts and the City

August 29, 2013 2 comments · 1 reader letter

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

Ask the Experts

June 12, 2013 3 comments · 2 reader letters

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

May 30, 2012

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


May 30, 2012 1 reader letter

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

Leading the War on Obesity

February 25, 2012 3 comments · 1 reader letter

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

November 9, 2011

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

Leadership Transition

August 30, 2011

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

Ronald Silverman ’69: Dentist to a Dictator

August 29, 2011 1 comment

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

August 26, 2011 13 comments

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

Our Brains Made Us Do It

June 2, 2011 1 comment

A unique program explores how science plays out in society.

Bipartisan Partners

February 15, 2011 6 comments · 1 reader letter

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.

Chancellor Solicits Alumni Input

November 4, 2010

Badger Partnership aims for revised model of state support.

Hail to the Chief

November 4, 2010 1 reader letter

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

Right On Schedule

May 14, 2010 12 comments

When President Obama turns to the who, what, when, and where of his daily agenda, he has a Badger to thank.