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Diversity’s Complex History

Winter 2016

Jeff Miller

When some schools barred the door, UW–Madison welcomed black students from around the country who then went on …

Pioneering Glass Artist

Winter 2016

Audrey Handler was one of the early students of famed UW professor Harvey Littleton, who pioneered the studio glass movement. John

Grain of Truth

Winter 2016

A UW wood scientist became the star witness in a trial that captivated the nation, garnering comparisons to Sherlock Holmes for his role in solving the Lindbergh-baby kidnapping case.

Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry

Winter 2016

Beloved burgers and memorabilia.

Then and Now

Winter 2016

After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.

Camp Randall Memorial Arch

Fall 2016

Old Abe, the bald eagle mascot who went into battle with the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, …

One Text Away

Fall 2016

College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.

This Woman’s Work

Fall 2016

Kathryn Clarenbach ’41, MA’42, PhD’46 is largely unknown, but her name belongs alongside those of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem in the history of modern feminism.

Ali at the UW

Fall 2016

The late boxer visited campus twice — as an amateur athlete who competed at the Field House and as the heavyweight champion who was also an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War.

Major Milestone

Winter 2018

Grandparents University welcomes its first great-grandchild and continues a treasured tradition for one Badger family.

Love Is Not a Mystery

Summer 2016

What makes for a healthy relationship? John Gottman MA’67, PhD’71 has mastered the science of helping couples stay together.

Campaign Roadshow

Summer 2016

UW–Madison Archives S08042

UW–Madison loves politics and, from time to time, politicians even return that love.

During this campaign year, …

Ws Around the World

Summer 2016

It’s become a signature display of UW pride: Badgers hold up both hands with thumbs touching and index fingers pointing outward to form a W. …

Allen Centennial Garden

Winter 2018

Twenty-seven distinct spaces fill the horticulture department’s public botanical garden. It is named for the late Oscar Allen PhD’30, a UW …

The Man Who Saved Pinball

Spring 2016

Roger Sharpe ’71 wrote the book on pinball — literally — and has become a guardian of the game since he first got hooked at the UW.

Boom Box Parade

Spring 2016

When former student Leon Varjian passed away last September, UW–Madison lost one of its true legends.

War Anthems

Spring 2016

Soldiers share the songs that served as their soundtrack in Vietnam.

The Mysterious Mastodon

Spring 2016

A mashup of science and old-fashioned detective work revealed the true origins of a mastodon skeleton on display at the UW for a century.

Sacred Ground

Spring 2016

Picnic Point is a beloved campus playground, but it’s also a landscape rich in history that goes back thousands of years.

Apple Core

Spring 2016

UW computer sciences professor Gurindar Sohi developed technology that is at the heart of a legal dispute with Apple, Inc.

Annual Spring Powwow

Spring 2016

Jeff Miller

Too often, we’re tempted to experience much of our world through the lens of a cell phone camera. …

History in Their Own Words

Spring 2016

Former Badger football player Lewis Ritcherson, Jr. ’70 (pictured in 1967) spoke with campus historians. Courtesy UW-Madison Archives S16987

In the years following …

Bridge Out

Winter 2015

Something's missing from University Avenue.

Many Happy (and Chilly) Returns

Winter 2015

Benjamin Franklin was right. Taxation is an absolute certainty in life — even life near the South Pole.

Greenbush Bakery

Winter 2015

Students and alumni have flocked to the sweet oasis famous for fresh, kosher donuts since 1996.

Bascom Hill Snowball Fights

Winter 2015

The winter battle between the Southeast and Lakeshore residence halls is epic.

History Book

Winter 2015

If these shoes could talk: Students learn the art of making objects speak.

Lincoln Statue

Fall 2015

UW–Madison wouldn’t exist without Abraham Lincoln, who in 1862 signed the law that created land-grant universities. Since finding its permanent home in 1919 in front of Bascom Hall, the statue has been our center of gravity.

The Red Gym’s Pool

Fall 2015

Once upon a time, the pool was for men only, and nude swimming was encouraged.

A Cappella Groups

Summer 2015

With their voices becoming the instruments, six student groups are making beautiful music on campus and beyond.

Commencement: The Ultimate Touchdown

Summer 2015

Chancellor Rebecca Blank gazes at a sea of black-clad grads-to-be.

One Time at Band Camp…

Summer 2015

This is perhaps the most casual-looking canoeing tuba player we’ve ever seen. Granted, he’s the only canoeing tuba player we’ve ever seen.

Where the W Roams

Summer 2015

For Badgers, it makes perfect sense that a single letter can represent so much emotion and pride. Behold the W! It’s the little letter that could — make us happy and proud, that is. It’s the twenty-third letter in the alphabet of the English language, but, oh, around Badgerland, it’s so much more.

Old Buildings Evoke Nostalgia

Summer 2015

James Mathee sent this photo of the Madison capitol taken by his grandfather, William Mathee, sometime between 1915 and 1917.

Thanks for the …

Bascom Hill Cemetery

Summer 2015

[In regard to the Spring 2015 Traditions, “Displays on Bascom Hill”]: In 1968, at the height of the war in Vietnam, students awoke one …

A Historic Visit

Summer 2015

[In regard to Flashback in the Spring 2015 issue]: When I was an eleven-year-old, my mother, Etta Wittchow Barfknecht ’31, brought me to Madison …

Hidden Ws

Summer 2015

Can you identify where these Ws appear?

The Heart of Campus?

Spring 2015

This much-loved table is in Der Rathskeller at the Memorial Union, January 8, 2015.

Old School

Spring 2015

Remember when Chadbourne Hall housed only women? Attending a class in the old Law Building? Your room at old Ogg Hall? Grabbing a table at the old Union South? Take this walk down memory lane and revisit campus buildings that have come and gone.

India ink

Spring 2015

India’s Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru ended his 1949 U.S. tour with a UW visit.