Here's the definitive account of how and when the tradition began.
Over six decades, UW teams won 14 Big Ten championships.
The campus-area restaurant preserves the classic food and original décor that keep nostalgic Badgers coming back.
The pioneering conservationist and UW alumnus climbed the mountain in 1888. Today, following his path is no easy task.
Meet the new Library Mall sculpture.
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!
Women have served as UW chancellor for 14 of the last 31 years — and counting.
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.
An uncertain future for a divisive campus sculpture.
A young girl — Jo Wilder — solves mysteries of the state.
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.
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…
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?
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.
Fred Milverstedt ’69 reflects on a UW–Madison childhood.
Shhhh! We’re studying here.
Dutch elm disease claims Elmer, a campus tree more than a century old that stood outside the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemistry Building.
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.
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…
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…
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…