The Chazen receives $30 million worth of modern art.
“We can learn plenty from the past,” says Estella Leopold ’48.
Who are the UW’s all-time awesomest alumni? On Wisconsin picks its list of greatest grads (and even one non-grad) in fields ranging from agriculture to technology.
UW’s connection to the volunteer program runs deep
A master’s program prepares students to use French in professions outside the classroom.
Where did all the boys go?
For the first time in more than sixty years, a current U.S. president visited campus when Barack Obama spoke before an estimated crowd of 17,500
What's that campus that looks so much like the UW? It's the fictitious Grand Lakes University, which 25 years ago hosted non-grad Thornton Melon (aka Rodney Dangerfield).
WAA to celebrate a century and a half of alumni achievement.
As with many eventful days, Monday, August 24, 1970, began in perfect normalcy.
UW news in brief.
An investigation into the center of a three hundred-year-old tree
New Charter Street power plant will include biomass.
Happy trails, Bernie. Thanks for keeping our UW memories alive.
Did the Zoological Museum's taxidermists take on the Easter Bunny?
The feeling has never worn off.
The Babcock Hall Dairy Store churns out thousands of gallons of yummy ice cream annually — enough to evoke must-have memories for alumni and impromptu breakfasts for students dashing between classes.
The Wisconsin Historical Society has renovated its reading room.
A visit with the Abe Lincoln statue is a high point of any UW commencement weekend, when graduates — not deterred by caps and gowns — clamber up into his lap for photos.
What happened to the “Campus Mascot for the Seventies”?
WAA introduces second edition of The Red Shirt
Engineering students will upgrade a campus institution.
“On, Wisconsin!” turns one hundred
Some of the most popular quotations ever to infiltrate our culture were contributed by UW alumni. Prepare to be inspired, challenged, or simply entertained.
When resourceful students borrow cafeteria trays to slide down snowy campus slopes, there’s just one unwritten rule: have fun!
The residents of Ann Emery Hall create a nautical display for Homecoming 1931.
Housing prices across the country may be falling, but it’s hard to find a house as cheap as the one the UW’s School of Human Ecology (SoHE) is selling.
Fire up your DVR, because there’s more than football to watch on the Big Ten Network.
One of the UW's first great non-graduating alumni, John Muir x1863 got busted (in bronze) on campus in 1918.
What did ventriloquy, dances, and electioneering have in common? Dormsylvania!
I arrived by air, breathless with anticipation. I arrived alone. I see myself across an abyss now of four decades as a figure of uncertainty like a line drawing by Saul Steinberg.
St. Patrick's Day in Madison used to mean just one thing: the annual battle between engineering students and those at the Law School. It was shysters vs. plumbers, and everyone took a side.
Renting a canoe is a bargain for a little piece of serenity during a hectic semester or a chance to explore campus during the less stressful summer months.
A gardener’s passion and private gifts support a beautiful public space.
How much is enough when it comes to education? Some UW alumni are gluttons for course work. Meet the candidates in the competition to become UW-Madison’s most-graduated graduate.
The cheering mass of students clad in tie-dyed T-shirts debuted at men’s basketball games at the Kohl Center in 2002.
Bye-bye, brutalism. Hello, welcoming and green.