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Campus history

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 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

Summer 2018

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

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 …

Alice Evans

Spring 2018

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

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

Summer 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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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: …

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 …

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

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

Summer 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.

8 Late Literary Giants

Winter 2017

Badgers who made their mark in the literary world.

13 Campus Buildings Due for the Wrecking Ball

Summer 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

Summer 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.

24 UW-Madison Firsts

Winter 2017

From the beginning, the UW has been a higher education pioneer in research, education, and innovation.

Alumni Park Opens

Winter 2017

At the Alumni Park grand opening in October, visitors admired the new statue of Bucky Badger. Andy Manis

Alumni Park welcomed …

2 Who Got Away

Winter 2017

The UW very nearly hired two professors who were destined to win Nobels. Both of them slipped through the university’s fingers in a two-year period.

4 Snowiest Snow Days

Winter 2017

When winter weather shut down the campus.

10 NCAA Hockey Titles

Winter 2017

The UW's championships on ice.

11 Legendary Concerts

Winter 2017

Music is tied up in the fabric of campus life. Some concerts — including these — are highlights from the university’s history.

Dee Willems ’90, MS’96

Summer 2018

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“I figured if it was going to happen eventually, it might as well be me,” says Dee Willems ’90, …

Wisconsin Singers

Summer 2018

For five decades, the Wisconsin Singers have taken their act on the road to serve as goodwill ambassadors for the university. Former WAA …

Paula Bonner MS’78

Fall 2017

Paula Bonner

After just a year of teaching phys ed to eighth graders in her native South Carolina, Paula Bonner moved to Madison …