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On, Alumnae: Kit Saunders-Nordeen

A champion of Title IX, Saunders-Nordeen became the UW’s first women’s athletic director in 1974. UW Archives dn05052510 As the first UW women’s athletic director (1974 to 1990), Kit Saunders-Nordeen MS’66, PhD’77 helped open the door for women to participate in intercollegiate athletics. She began her…

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Long-Term Investments

Expansion of the School of Veterinary Medicine, the only veterinary school in Wisconsin, will allow it to serve more farmers and pet owners across the state. The current hospital was built to accommodate 12,000 patients a year; in 2016, it served 26,500. Flad Architects The only…

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Paula Bonner MS’78

Paula Bonner After just a year of teaching phys ed to eighth graders in her native South Carolina, Paula Bonner moved to Madison for graduate school and began a 40-year relationship with the UW. She helped lead the evolution of the Badger women’s intercollegiate sports program, and…

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Boosting Bucky’s Budget

In January, UW–Platteville Chancellor Dennis Shields (left) and UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank attended one of several UW Systemwide events to discuss the impact of budget cuts. Andy McNeill As the Wisconsin State Legislature begins work on another budget, the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) is…

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Time for a Change

Billboards placed around the state that tout the contributions of UW alumni are part of an unprecedented effort ahead of the next state budget. Vincent Lyles ’84, JD’87 oversees the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s more than 800 employees and nearly 600 volunteers.

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Seeing is Believing

It’s a familiar route for any given Badger trudging from one class to another. But for prospective high school students and other campus visitors, a UW-Madison tour can have a big impact.