Throughout the academic year, campus celebrated the 150th anniversary of women receiving UW degrees.
In 1869 — 150 years ago — the first class of women graduated from UW–Madison. In this special issue, you’ll read about some of the amazing women who have passed through campus since. On, alumnae!
Soon after basketball was invented, women at the UW picked up the sport — even before the men. Intramural teams quickly grew in popularity and competed for an unusual (and bleating) trophy.
Mary Hinkson ’46, MS’47 was born to dance, but as a black woman at the UW, she found Madison far from welcoming. Rather than give up, she became one of the nation’s leading performers.
Women have served as UW chancellor for 14 of the last 31 years — and counting.
A young girl — Jo Wilder — solves mysteries of the state.
An uncertain future for a divisive campus sculpture.
An adventurous summer road trip turned the UW’s first female engineering grad, Emily Hahn ’26, into one of America’s most storied travel writers.
First a …
When popular graduate student Jenny Morrill MA1905 left campus for the summer, librarians found evidence of “a most awful crime” that she blamed on her morphine addiction.
After 70 secretive years, a gargoyle has been reunited with its twin. One of the sandstone statues, which sat atop …
Mike Leckrone is as synonymous with the Badger spirit as Bucky. This year he’s saying his good-byes after 50 years with the UW Marching Band.
It’s been two decades since the first human embryonic stem cell lines were derived at UW–Madison. What effect has the discovery had on scientific research and human health?
Fred Milverstedt ’69 reflects on a UW–Madison childhood.
Dutch elm disease claims Elmer, a campus tree more than a century old that stood outside the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemistry Building.
Shhhh! We’re studying here.
Where the campus community gets creative.
The creepy history of Science Hall provided inspiration for a UW professor’s gothic novel.
Between 1919 and 1926, two UW student organizations took the name Ku Klux Klan, and a report delving into that …
For nine decades, Memorial Union has been a favorite spot on campus for fun and games. See how it's changed and how it remains the same.
Casting long shadows, students play soccer on the Near East Fields near Dejope Residence Hall. The fields are due for reconstruction by 2022 under the …
On the one night of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to be someone (or something) else, there are sure to be just as …
The UW’s LGBT student center opened its doors 26 years ago.
Badger star Elroy Hirsch x’45 ran into fame — and his nickname — on the football field, but he also tried out a lesser-known film career.
Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch x’45 almost turned down the role of playing himself in a biographical film. “I received this letter from (producer) Hall Bartlett …
It was a gray Friday afternoon, cloudy and unusually chilly for September, with a heavy chance of rain. Most of the sailing classes offered …
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 …
Demand for digital resources at UW libraries is growing fast.