The Future Issue shows how UW–Madison will change the world while also transforming itself.
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2022 has been a year of grand achievements and gold awards.
Our cover photo of a canoe recovered from Lake Mendota helps you see history through the eyes of an archaeologist.
Our journey into hidden places brings forgotten UW history to life.
On Wisconsin’s Spring 2022 issue reestablishes human contact.
Our winter issue sheds light on both humans and machines.
The UW’s return to in-person activities is a cause for celebration.
Jimi Hendrix plays at the Factory in 1968. Robert Schultz Our Spring 2021 issue featured an article on legendary pop concerts at campus-area venues. “The Concerts You Never Forget” included shows by Jimi Hendrix, Lizzo, R.E.M., U2, Nirvana, and others — and was obviously far…
The UW athletic director is the rare celebrity you’d want to have a beer with.
In a pandemic, illustrating our spring issue was no easy task.
Because how could we forget it?
In the midst of a crisis, let’s pause to remember why our work matters.
Our article on the Sterling Hall bombing is a unique contribution to the historical record.
Earth Day is going strong after 50 years, and so is the Nelson Institute.
Here’s how we uncovered the story of André De Shields’s fabled stint on campus.
Our story on the MIA Project’s search for a missing World War II pilot was a labor of love.
In 1869 — 150 years ago — the first class of women graduated from UW–Madison. In this special issue, you’ll read about some of the amazing women who have passed through campus since. On, alumnae!
Remembering the pioneering UW printmaker and art professor.
Fred Milverstedt ’69 reflects on a UW–Madison childhood.
The UW’s LGBT student center opened its doors 26 years ago.
Photo courtesy of Naomi Halverson “We must always remember that we — the people of this nation — should and can be ‘the powers that be,’ ” said Paul Rusk ’77, MA’91 (pictured here with his mother) in a speech during UW–Madison’s 1977 spring commencement. Rusk,…
A love story meets a tragic ending.
UW Archives S06352 “I figured if it was going to happen eventually, it might as well be me,” says Dee Willems ’90, MS’96, who became the UW Marching Band’s first woman drum major in 1989. (See Tradition for more on the band’s audition process.) Today, Willems…
She has spent her career documenting both unthinkable human suffering and the daily lives of ordinary people in faraway places.
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Meg Gaines looks serene and determined on the cover of this issue, and she is both — even when she isn’t being photographed in a boat on Lake Mendota on a chilly fall day.
At a quarterly magazine, the term timely is relative.
Rather than wait for you to politely ask if we’ve had a little work done, we’re coming clean right upfront.