As the first Black woman aviator in the military, Marcella Ng ’78 is used to breaking through barriers.
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Mildred Fish Harnack ’25, MA’26 lost her life in the German resistance to Hitler.
Jesús Salas MA’85 battled owners and county officials to organize fellow migrant workers.
Social critic bell hooks MA’76 positioned herself as a “dangerous woman.”
Margaret Rossiter MS’67 is rewriting the history of women in science, one name at a time.
A campus initiative sheds light on Wisconsin’s Indigenous languages.
Michele Norris x’83 has been a national TV, print, and radio journalist, but her biggest contribution may be a project that sprang from a painful aspect of her personal history.
After the January 6 riot, the Forest Products Lab helped repair the U.S. Capitol.
Efforts to engage UW alumni of color are showing results.
The UW Odyssey Project empowers nontraditional students to speak up and pursue their dreams.
Librarian Louise Butler Walker ’35 took desperate measures to survive in a racist society.
Former students create a fund to carry on the work of electrical engineering professor Thomas Lipo PhD’68.
With a unique adventure program, Elyse Rylander ’12 helps queer kids find a safe haven in nature.
Daniel Ledin x’22, Molly Pistono x’22, and Courtney Gorum x’23 (left to right) painted a tribute to victims of police violence and racial injustice. The boarded-up storefronts displayed boldly painted messages: Love, Unity, Change. All along State Street, local artists transformed a scene of despair and destruction…
Peaceful protesters take a knee for Black Lives Matter.
An interview with LaVar Charleston MS’07, PhD’10
The Open Seat addresses food insecurity on campus.
The Bandana Project turns students into supporters for struggling classmates.
Attorney Edwin Perry sticks up for constitutional principles.
The UW’s MIA Project journeyed to France to find the remains of missing World War II pilot Walter “Buster” Stone and return them to grateful family members.
The activist has long been on the front lines of women’s and peace movements.
The new event featured 1,848 minutes of pure fun, spirit, and generosity.
The #MeToo movement reaches far beyond Hollywood and Capitol Hill. The sciences are also grappling with how to address sexual harassment. This past year, the American Geophysical Union adopted a policy that added sexual harassment as a form of scientific misconduct, saying that it willfully compromises the integrity of…
The UW Law School is opening a new clinic to help victims of domestic violence file restraining orders.
A collection of international flags serves as a buffet table centerpiece during a Global House Party event at the University Club. Jeff Miller The UW sent 85 Peace Corps volunteers around the world in 2017 — the most among large universities. Mozambique 5 Senegal 5…
Sarah Morton Military history professor John Hall spent 15 years on active duty as an infantry officer and strategic planner for the U.S. Army before joining the UW–Madison faculty in 2009. Now he is recording history as it happens. In a new Pentagon appointment as a…
Above and below: Students from the Milwaukee Excellence Charter School explored hands-on exhibits during a tour of the L. R. Ingersoll Physics Museum this spring. “I was always a tinkerer,” Steve Narf explains from his Chamberlin Hall workshop lined with towering cabinets, each one stuffed with an…
Scott Suchman When 73 percent of hiring managers say that appearance is a big factor in who gets the job, it’s smart to look your best for an interview. But for people who are trying to find a job while experiencing homelessness, taking care…
The late boxer visited campus twice — as an amateur athlete who competed at the Field House and as the heavyweight champion who was also an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War.
UW scientists hope that quickly sharing results will generate answers about the virus.