- As part of its continuing efforts to welcome the University of Nebraska to the Big Ten, WAA led a tour to Lincoln for the Badgers’ first conference game there since the Cornhuskers joined the league. More than 600 alumni attended WAA’s pregame Badger HUDDLE® tailgate party.
- WAA held its annual Alumni for Wisconsin Advocacy Fall Forum on October 6. A networking event for Wisconsin alumni and others who are interested in building support for the UW, the forum offered participants an in-depth look at the UW’s progress in educational innovation, an update on legislative issues and the university’s budget, and information about changes to the campus human resources system.
- Students and alumni celebrated Homecoming 2012 with a week of nostalgia and tradition from October 21 to 27, culminating in a football game against Michigan State. The game occurred after press time; keeping with Homecoming tradition, fans no doubt “Yelled like Hell.”
- Chicago alumni got a broad view of 2012 election issues at a panel discussion in October. WAA and UW faculty created the “Wisconsin Ideas” dialogue with alumni. Panelists included John Coleman, chair of the political science department; Karl Scholz, chair of economics; Paul Robbins, director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; and Pam Herd of the LaFollette School of Public Affairs.
Published in the Winter 2012 issue