Stories by Doug Erickson
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The UW did not intend to admit the most freshmen in its history, but demand has increased.
UW–Madison grapples with the prejudice in its past.
This UW student set a goal of finishing a book a day for an entire year — and surpassed it.
Even during a pandemic, graduation rates are rising.
Bucky’s Tuition Promise has transformed student lives — and campus itself.
Students who graduated during the pandemic finally get their pomp and circumstance.
For 19 years, Almaz Yimam warmly welcomed new students to campus.
A new UW plaza commemorates Black fraternities and sororities.
During the pandemic, professors have creatively adapted to online teaching.
UW–Madison cautiously plans for a “new normal” this fall.
For now, standardized tests are optional for UW admission.
A 50-year perspective on the Sterling Hall bombing from alumni who lived through it.
Public History Project seeks “an honest reckoning” with the UW’s past.
A new heritage marker honors their history of resistance and resilience.
Lakes are a familiar backdrop in Taschwer’s life. She first learned to water ski as a three-year-old, going on to make history in world competition. Gabbie Taschwer ’18 doesn’t quite walk on water, but she’s almost that good. At the Show Ski World Championships in September 2018,…
First-year students link arms and sing ‘Varsity’ at the end of the Chancellor’s Convocation for New Students, a Wisconsin Welcome event. Jeff Miller For Mackenzie Straub x’22, the good news just kept coming. Shortly after being accepted to UW–Madison, she learned that her tuition and fees…
UW releases findings from a first-ever campuswide student climate survey.
A moment in history that transformed the lives of many students and the UW campus.
From scientific marvels to meaningful mementos, items found in the offices of UW professors help tell their stories.
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…