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Sliding into Winter

Winter 2019

Winter in Madison isn’t all bad, right? Right? Last January, Hanna Hohener x’23, Jennifer Chandler x’23, and Max Johnson x’22 “borrowed” trays from…

Our Landline Love Affair

Winter 2019

A look back at the telephone’s heyday in UW residence halls.

Witte Gets Pretty

Winter 2019

An ingenious renovation allowed occupants to remain in the residence hall.

The One and Only André De Shields

Winter 2019

The Tony–winning Broadway star forged his artistic identity at UW–Madison.

A Broadway Star’s UW Roots

Winter 2019

Here’s how we uncovered the story of André De Shields’s fabled stint on campus.

The Birth of Bucky Badger’s Push-Ups

Fall 2019

Here's the definitive account of how and when the tradition began.

Fencing’s Glory Days

Fall 2019

Over six decades, UW teams won 14 Big Ten championships.

5,000 Eggs at Mickies Dairy Bar

Fall 2019

The campus-area restaurant preserves the classic food and original décor that keep nostalgic Badgers coming back.

Up Mount Rainier, in John Muir’s Footsteps

Fall 2019

The pioneering conservationist and UW alumnus climbed the mountain in 1888. Today, following his path is no easy task.

A Monument to Tolerance

Fall 2019

Meet the new Library Mall sculpture.

The Rise of Women’s Studies

Summer 2019

Strength in numbers: a women-led UW faculty group meets in 1975 for the formation of what has become the Department of Gender…

Helen C. White Hall,
with a View

Summer 2019

Helen C. White Hall opened in 1971 with “135,000 books, a view, and a chance to be alone,” the alumni magazine stated

The Rise and Fall of Ladies Hall

Summer 2019

No men allowed: a group of 1960s female students relaxes in the Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall courtyard. The dorm would be the…

UW Women at 150

Summer 2019

Throughout the academic year, campus celebrated the 150th anniversary of women receiving UW degrees.

Welcome to Our Women’s Issue

Summer 2019

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!

Dance, Dance Revolutionary

Summer 2019

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 Lead the Way

Summer 2019

Women have served as UW chancellor for 14 of the last 31 years — and counting.

UW Basketball Begins with Women — and a Goat

Summer 2019

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.

So Long to Nails’ Tales

Summer 2019

An uncertain future for a divisive campus sculpture.

Wisconsin History: The Video Game

Summer 2019

A young girl — Jo Wilder — solves mysteries of the state.

Madcap UW Writer Makes History in a Model T

Summer 2019

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.

Florence Bascom: 19th Century
Rock Star

Summer 2019

Florence Bascom shows off a tool of her trade: a Brunton compass. During her work with the U.S. Geological Survey, she placed…

On, Alumnae: Kate Hamilton Pier

Summer 2019

Hamilton Pier became the first woman in the country to be granted a judicial appointment. Courtesy of Fond Du Lac County

On, Alumnae: Fran Hamerstrom

Summer 2019

Hamerstrom, one of the UW’s pioneering ecologists, exhibits the tail feathers of a broad-winged hawk in Plainfield, Wisconsin, in 1965. UW

On, Alumnae: Larzette Hale-Wilson

Summer 2019

Larzette Hale-Wilson, pictured with accountant Milton Wilson, became the first African American woman in the country to earn a PhD in accounting.…

On, Alumnae: Diane Larsen

Winter 2019

Following a stint as a veterinarian, Larsen found her true passion: drug development for animals. Courtesy of UW School of Pharmacy

First…

On, Alumnae: Mary Kenneth Keller

Summer 2019

As a nun, Keller defied traditional expectations in becoming the first woman to earn a PhD in computer science. Courtesy of

The Mystery of the Missing UW Books

Summer 2019

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.

Bad News Badgers

Winter 2018

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In 2017, the Badgers lost just one football game. In 1968, they couldn’t win one.

It’s almost…

Stone Survivor

Winter 2018

Bryce Richter

After 70 secretive years, a gargoyle has been reunited with its twin. One of the sandstone statues, which sat…

Stem Cells at 20

Winter 2018

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?

Stop at the Top

Winter 2018

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.

Langdon Street

Winter 2018

Fred Milverstedt ’69 reflects on a UW–Madison childhood.

Rest in Pieces

Winter 2018

Dutch elm disease claims Elmer, a campus tree more than a century old that stood outside the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemistry Building.

Memorial Library

Winter 2018

Shhhh! We’re studying here.

Wheelhouse Studios

Winter 2018

Where the campus community gets creative.

Washburn Observatory

Fall 2018

Stargazers take in a nighttime view using the observatory’s vintage telescope. Washburn hosts regular public observing sessions and posts its schedule on Twitter.

Scary Story

Fall 2018

The creepy history of Science Hall provided inspiration for a UW professor’s gothic novel.

Reckoning with History

Fall 2018

Bryce Richter

Between 1919 and 1926, two UW student organizations took the name Ku Klux Klan, and a report delving into…

Play Time

Fall 2018

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.