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Gut Feelings

While exploring the microscopic similarities that unite species, Kat Milligan-McClennan ’99, PhD’09 embraced her long-rejected Indigenous identity.

Humanities & Culture

On, Alumnae: Jean Manchester

After her husband died in 1966, Manchester became a leader in the meat distribution industry, earning several career honors. Submitted photo When Jean Manchester ’48’s husband died suddenly in 1966 and left her with four children, she took over the management of the family business, Neesvig’s…

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Madison, Revisited

Been awhile since you've visited the UW's hometown? Consider an itinerary made up of beautiful views, a raft of restaurants, and a less-traveled path on campus.

Humanities & Culture

Aaron Bird Bear

As assistant dean for Student Diversity Programs in the School of Education, Aaron Bird Bear MS’10 fills a lot of roles: recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented communities, overseeing the summer College Access Program, and serving as a consultant for American Indian Curriculum Services. He also co-leads a group…

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Final Words

Half a century ago, 80 language lovers fanned out across the country to chat with as many people in as many places as possible with a single goal in mind: creating an all-encompassing dictionary of how Americans talk. After decades of playing back tape recordings, demystifying phrases like “dog my…

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Scene Setting

Jeff Miller photo Elise Schimke ’17 sought solitude in campus libraries during her time at UW–Madison. So when the history and English literature major from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, had to pick a subject for a project in an elective photo class, her choice was automatic. The…

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Map Quest

Archaeologist Chris Fisher MA’95, PhD’00 risked snakes, spiders, jaguars, and flesh-eating bacteria to discover a lost city in Honduras.

Humanities & Culture

Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans is no stranger to praise. During her 33 years, the UW assistant professor of creative writing has graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, been featured in The Paris Review, and published a wildly successful 2010 short story collection about race and coming of age…

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Annual Spring Powwow

Jeff Miller Too often, we’re tempted to experience much of our world through the lens of a cell phone camera. But each April, the On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow creates a swirl of feathers, beads, and colors that moves too quickly to capture on…