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Campus history

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.

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.

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 …

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

Fall 2018

Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch x’42 almost turned down the role of playing himself in a biographical film. “I received this letter from (producer) Hall Bartlett …

Sailing Through the Years

Fall 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

Fall 2018

Demand for digital resources at UW libraries is growing fast.

Jo Ann Heckroth Jansen

Spring 2018

A UW alumna hoops it up and inspires players decades younger.

Mystery Solved

Fall 2018

The List Issue featured four University Archives images in search of captions. Readers answered the call and helped identify three of them, with …

Alice Evans

Spring 2018

Meet a Badger who made one of the most important contributions to public health in the 20th century.

Groovin’ … on Reunion Afternoons

Spring 2018

Face paint and street theater were hallmarks of the counterculture during the antiwar years. UW ARCHIVES 2018s00007

UW alumni who were in …

Hoopes Sisters Illustrations

Spring 2018

Susan Barribeau ’77, MA’91 had no time to waste when she came across a listing for 25 sketchbooks that had belonged to Margaret and …

Final Words

Fall 2018

Half a century ago, 80 language lovers fanned out across the country to chat with as many people in as many places as possible …

Photo Gallery: Union Theater Concerts

Spring 2018

In October 2017, when Steve Miller played a concert at the Union Theater, he became just one in a long line of …

Eloise Gerry

Spring 2018

Researcher Eloise Gerry blazed a trail for female scientists during her four decades with the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison. Photo

7 Unusual Gifts

Winter 2017

Jeff Miller

To thank the university that launched you into the real world, sometimes writing a check doesn’t feel like enough.

That …

6 Classes

Winter 2017

If you had been a female student at the UW in the late 1860s, your first year would have included the not-so-challenging courses …

13 Custom Confections

Winter 2017

Danielle Lawry

The Babcock Hall Dairy Plant makes special ice cream flavors to honor notable Badger people and events, and we think …

4 UW Pranks

Winter 2017

Photo Illustration By N. B. Rinehart; Istock Huad262; Jeff Miller; Bryce Richter

UW–Madison can lay claim to something no other college can: …

6 Badgers in Space

Winter 2017


Suomi NPP satellite

Named after Verner Suomi, who founded the UW’s renowned Space Science and Engineering Center in 1965 and is … …

Winter Carnival

Winter 2017

Bryce Richter

When frigid temperatures have settled in and sunny skies are rare, what could bring UW students out of their homework-induced …

Photo Gallery: Hoofers Winter Carnival

Winter 2017

Even Wisconsin’s harshest winters haven’t stopped students at its flagship university from outdoor antics. A tradition since the early 20th century, the UW’s

8 Late Literary Giants

Winter 2017

Badgers who made their mark in the literary world.

Dow: 50 Years Later

Winter 2017

A moment in history that transformed the lives of many students and the UW campus.

58 Frozen Landmarks

Winter 2017

Badgers have made their mark on Antarctica, thanks to the UW’s long history of research and exploration of the continent.

5 Quiet Places on Campus

Fall 2018

From football Saturdays to live music on the Terrace, campus life can be loud. But there are coves of unexpected calm and seas of serenity if you know where — and when — to look.

13 Campus Buildings Due for the Wrecking Ball

Fall 2018

It’s part of the campus master plan’s big picture: better managing space while protecting historic buildings and campus landscapes.

7 Objects of Affection

Fall 2018

From scientific marvels to meaningful mementos, items found in the offices of UW professors help tell their stories.

4 Photos in Search of a Caption

Winter 2017

UW Archives is working to digitize each piece of UW history for people to both use and share, but with limited resources, that’s easier said than done.

12 Campus Statues

Winter 2017

The collection spans a full century of work from multiple sculptors, and is just a small portion of the more than 100 pieces of public art that bring color to campus.

5 Campus Rivalries

Winter 2017

Competition has always been a part of student life.

9 Badger Hall of Famers

Winter 2017

These UW coaches and players reached the highest levels in their sport.

8 Lions of the Lecture Hall

Winter 2017

Some faculty members come and go; others stick around and become legends.