175 Years of Badger Bragging Rights
Let’s count up the Nobels and Pulitzers, shall we?
UW–Madison has had an incalculable impact on the world during its century and three quarters of existence. From creating the nation’s first dance-education department to its first graduate program in quantum computing, the campus has come a long way since Wisconsin’s first governor, Nelson Dewey, approved the UW through the incorporation act of July 26, 1848. Here are just a few measures of the university’s enduring prestige.
Rose Bowl wins (in 10 appearances)
Vitamins discovered at the UW
First-in-the-nation academic departments created at the UW
National Medal of Science winners
Nobel Prize winners (faculty and alumni)
Pulitzer Prize winners
Approximate number of Peace Corps members since the organization’s founding in 1961
Alumni Olympic medals
Approximate number of university patents
Approximate number of degrees awarded in university’s history
Published in the Fall 2023 issue