When some schools barred the door, UW–Madison welcomed black students from around the country who then went on …
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.
After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.
Beloved burgers and memorabilia.
College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.
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.
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.
Grandparents University welcomes its first great-grandchild and continues a treasured tradition for one Badger family.
UW–Madison loves politics and, from time to time, politicians even return that love.
During this campaign year, …
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. …
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.
When former student Leon Varjian passed away last September, UW–Madison lost one of its true legends.
Soldiers share the songs that served as their soundtrack in Vietnam.
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.
Picnic Point is a beloved campus playground, but it’s also a landscape rich in history that goes back thousands of years.
UW computer sciences professor Gurindar Sohi developed technology that is at the heart of a legal dispute with Apple, Inc.
Too often, we’re tempted to experience much of our world through the lens of a cell phone camera. …
In the years following …
Something's missing from University Avenue.
Benjamin Franklin was right. Taxation is an absolute certainty in life — even life near the South Pole.
Students and alumni have flocked to the sweet oasis famous for fresh, kosher donuts since 1996.
The winter battle between the Southeast and Lakeshore residence halls is epic.
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.
Once upon a time, the pool was for men only, and nude swimming was encouraged.
With their voices becoming the instruments, six student groups are making beautiful music on campus and beyond.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank gazes at a sea of black-clad grads-to-be.
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.
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.
Thanks for the …
Can you identify where these Ws appear?
This much-loved table is in Der Rathskeller at the Memorial Union, January 8, 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.