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After a quietly effective political career, Herb Kohl ’56 is helping UW–Madison find practical solutions for an ailing democracy.
UW professor Howard Schweber discusses the majority’s approach to rights.
UW professor Young Mie Kim uncovers deceptive political ads on social media.
Manu Raju ’02 rises to CNN’s chief congressional correspondent at a turbulent time for politics and media.
New UN ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield MA'75 shares her secret recipe for fostering international dialogue.
With a gift from Herb Kohl ’56, the La Follette School addresses critical issues.
After the failures of 2016, the UW’s Elections Research Center makes a significant contribution to the presidential race.
UW research tracks Twitter’s reaction to mass shootings.
Charlie Simokaitis When Barack Obama appeared before cheering crowds in Chicago on the night he won the 2008 election, Brian Stockmaster MFA’98 had a unique connection to the president-elect. The majestic stage in Grant Park had been mapped out, designed, and assembled in less than…
A UW expert discusses the “dark side” of international relations: dictatorships.
A history course tackles the 1970s–90s through a generational lens.
John Becker LLB1890 lost his career in public service when his words were deemed a crime.
The $43 billion Wisconsin industry has benefited from a long tradition of UW support.
Jake Lubenow x’18 With more than 300 dues-paying members, the College Republicans of UW–Madison is one of the organization’s largest chapters in the country. Chair Jake Lubenow x’18 is tasked with navigating the group through a time of heightened political tension. Despite bringing in…
Free-speech guidelines address a delicate balance.
The planet like you’ve never seen it before, including views of Earth at night and in true color during the day.
Photo by Alissa Pagels As the CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Dorri McGhee McWhorter ’95 is garnering headlines for reimagining the 140-year-old nonprofit’s business model with new ideas and technology. The group’s mission is to empower women and eliminate racism, and providing jobs…
Matt Perko John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80 was 12 when he stood at a Nashville, Tennessee, curb watching President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade scoot past him en route to the airport. The chief executive was in Woolley’s hometown on May 18, 1963 — just months…
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are part of everyday life. What happens when political candidates and their campaigns wade into the social media scrum?
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 portrait painter’s roster includes four U.S. presidents and several celebrities, such as George Clooney and Paul Newman.
When former student Leon Varjian passed away last September, UW–Madison lost one of its true legends.
For UW–Madison, the hits just keep coming.
A former governor sees “bright, committed” people taking us into the future.
Alumni voices have played a role for more than 150 years.
Can spending time online translate into citizen action?
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.
How can we reform the American voting process?
As a nation, we are deeply polarized. And our partisan divisions will solidify with the approaching 2014 midterm elections and the horserace already under way for the 2016 presidential campaign.