Tag

Campus history

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 and …

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 last …

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!

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.

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.

Wisconsin History: The Video Game

Summer 2019

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

So Long to Nails’ Tales

Summer 2019

An uncertain future for a divisive campus sculpture.

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 benchmarks …

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.

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 Historical

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 Archives

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

Summer 2019

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

First a …

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 Clarke

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.

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 atop …

Bad News Badgers

Winter 2018

UW Archives 2018s00431

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

It’s almost impossible …

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.

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?

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 that …

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.

Home Field

Fall 2018

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 …

Halloween

Fall 2018

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 …

Alnisa Allgood

Fall 2018

The UW’s LGBT student center opened its doors 26 years ago.

When Crazylegs Went Hollywood

Fall 2018

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.

Photo Gallery: Hirsch on Film

Summer 2019

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 …

Sailing Through the Years

Summer 2018

On a campus situated between two lakes, it’s only natural that students take advantage of the water. Just two years after the Hoofer

Learning to Sail

Summer 2018

It was a gray Friday afternoon, cloudy and unusually chilly for September, with a heavy chance of rain. Most of the sailing classes offered …

Aaron Bird Bear

Summer 2018

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 …

Diploma Homecoming

Summer 2018

The Law School’s diplomas were much larger in 1876 than they have been in recent years. Compared to his “postcard”-sized diploma, Peter Christianson …

Digital Library

Summer 2019

Demand for digital resources at UW libraries is growing fast.