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Service & Advocacy

Witness to HistoryWinter 2017

Sarah Morton

Military history professor John Hall spent 15 years on active duty as an infantry officer and strategic planner for the U.S. Army before joining the UW–Madison faculty in 2009. Now he is recording history as it happens.

In a new Pentagon appointment as a…

Campus History

Photo GallerySpring 2017

The First World War changed the course of history and — for a time — the UW’s mission. To help with the war effort, the campus shifted much of its focus to educating and training future soldiers. “When the war was declared … there was not an instant’s hesitation in…


Camp Randall Memorial ArchFall 2016

Old Abe, the bald eagle mascot who went into battle with the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, sits atop the arch. Statues of a veteran soldier and a young recruit flank the opening. Jeff Miller