One Text Away

Fall 2016

College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.

Alumni Artists

Fall 2016

“There are way too many artists and way too few galleries,” says Barry Carlsen MFA’83. That’s why he started Big Ten(t), an alliance connecting…

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.

The Rewards of Being Small

Winter 2020

The Facebook query was exacting and cryptic: “We need perhaps three or four individuals with excellent archaeological / paleontological excavation skills. … The catch…

Chamber of Discovery

Winter 2015

An astounding find in South Africa adds a new branch to the human family tree.

A New Mission

Fall 2015

For veterans who feel adrift upon returning home, Jake Wood ’05 has a suggestion: come along with us.

Very Superstitious

Fall 2015

These Badgers say that following a ritual can make all the difference on the field, court, or ice.

Love Online

Fall 2015

Becoming “Facebook official” is a milestone in modern romance, but can it also help love last?

Budget Fallout

Fall 2015

For UW–Madison, the hits just keep coming.

Chemic Book

Winter 2020

Veronica Berns PhD’14 found a novel way to make chemistry easier to understand.

The Red Gym’s Pool

Fall 2015

Once upon a time, the pool was for men only, and nude swimming was encouraged.

Can This Democracy Be Saved?

Fall 2014

As our nation faces a great political divide, UW experts and alumni explore the current state of democracy, our voting system, the enormous power and potential of social media, and the hopeful voices of the next generation.

Uniquely Human

Spring 2013

A UW professor guides those who have been seriously harmed by others along a path to forgiveness. And a UW alumna encourages leaders to take a new approach to conflict: honoring dignity.

World Peace

Spring 2013

A UW alumna encourages leaders to take a new approach to conflict: honoring dignity.

Test

Fall 2010

Tony Dreyfuss ’97: The Philosophy of Joe

Summer 2009

Since Tony Dreyfuss ’97 opened Metropolis Coffee in 2003 in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, it’s garnered publicity in publications ranging from Saveur to London’s Evening Standard.

Michael Mann ’65: Location, Location, Location

Summer 2009

Filmmaker Michael Mann ’65 says he chose to shoot his movie Public Enemies in the Badger state because, “There is no place else in America I can think of where [the] 1930s or ’20s or ’40s is as vivid as it is in Wisconsin. I’d forgotten how beautiful the state is.”

Jacquie Berg ’05: Soul Survivor

Spring 2009

Jacquie Berg ’05 doesn’t just conquer challenges; she welcomes them. The California resident recently competed as a contestant on the CBS reality show Survivor: Gabon, where her daily life included meals of termites and ferns, and a less-than-ideal survival wardrobe.

John Ruf JD’93: The Man Who Loves Sailing

Spring 2009

Nothing has ever stopped John Ruf JD’93 from sailing — not the operations or radiation he underwent as a child to treat a tumor on his spine, nor the paralyzing injury he suffered after a car accident in 1998, when his mode of transportation became a wheelchair.

Dena Grushkin Florczyk ’80: Making a Difference in Nigeria

Winter 2009

“I have become somewhat of a voice for the voiceless,” says public school teacher Dena Grushkin Florczyk ’80, who founded The Nigerian School Project to provide much-needed resources to teachers and students in Nigeria.

Everett Potter ’76: Where Does a Travel Writer Go on Vacation?

Winter 2009

Travel writer Everett Potter ’76 has the kind of job that most people only dream of — getting paid to travel the world, sample the best hotels, or ski at the finest mountain resorts.

Shane Welch ’01: Heady Accomplishments

Fall 2009

Shane Welch ’01 founded Sixpoint Craft Ales in the basement of his former Vilas Avenue apartment. Now based in Brooklyn, New York, Welch distributes exclusively in New York City to more than five hundred bars and restaurants.

Eric Kleefeld ’04: Pioneering Journalism’s New Frontier

Spring 2010

The blog called Talking Points Memo (TPM) is forging new pathways in online journalism, and Eric Kleefeld ’04 is part of the revolution.

Robert Stone ’80: Remembering Earth Day

Spring 2010

Filmmaker Robert Stone ’80 remembers crushing cans in his suburban New Jersey hometown during the very first Earth Day forty years ago.

Letters: Choking on the Campaign Trail

Fall 2009

Re: Flashback, Summer 2009

Letters: The Origins of DARE

Fall 2009

Re: DARE to Be Done, News and Notes, Summer 2009

Letters: Globally Competent Before Competence Was Cool

Fall 2009

Re: Global Views, Summer 2009

Letters: Joyce Carol Oates Profile Strikes a Chord

Fall 2009

Re: Reflecting on Joyce Carol Oates, Summer 2009

Letters: Swim at Your Own Risk

Fall 2009

Re: Traditions, Summer 2009

Nature’s Laboratory

Fall 2009

You could say that Bryce Richter took one for the team, but that would be an understatement.

Bookshelf: Fall 2009

Fall 2009

Highlighted books from the Fall 2009 issue.

Christianson Moves to Top Spot

Fall 2009

Entering his tenth year of service on the WAA national board of directors, Peter Christianson ’71, JD’77 assumed the role of board chair on July 1.

Celebrate a Century of Song

Fall 2009

WAA introduces second edition of The Red Shirt

Weathering the Storm

Fall 2009

WAA helps seniors face tough job market.

Badger Career Network Expands

Fall 2009

New online career tools offer more jobs, new services.

A Worldly Taste for Cheese

Fall 2009

From Babcock Hall to Africa, a love of cheese yields friendship.

Blue’s Crews

Fall 2009

Wisconsin rowers compete for a seat in Oxford’s coveted Blue Boat.

Team Player: John Clay

Fall 2009

Running back wants to improve lives of urban children.

Great People

Fall 2009

Faculty and staff lead by example with scholarship gifts.

Drumming up Support

Fall 2009

Band alumni are in step with a project to upgrade the practice field.