Jake Lubenow x’18 With more than 300 dues-paying members, the College Republicans of UW–Madison is one of the organization’s largest chapters in the country. Chair Jake Lubenow x’18 is tasked with navigating the group through a time of heightened political tension. Despite bringing in…
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Free-speech guidelines address a delicate balance.
The new Wisconsin Russia Project aims to help the U.S. be more prepared to manage a calculating Kremlin with yet-to-be-determined ambitions.
Should a Chinese couple have one baby? Two? More? UW obstetrician Fuxian Yi and his homeland are at odds over children.
As sharply divided opinions about the war drew unwanted national attention to the state, the UW was eager to show its loyalty.
When the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in a decade, Simon Potter MS’87, PhD’90 was in charge of carrying out that change. What’s it like to have a front-row seat to keeping the economy humming?
A look back at May 1970 through the lens of an alum’s camera
Photo by Alissa Pagels As the CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Dorri McGhee McWhorter ’95 is garnering headlines for reimagining the 140-year-old nonprofit’s business model with new ideas and technology. The group’s mission is to empower women and eliminate racism, and providing jobs…
The president and CEO of the UW Foundation says our strength is in our numbers.
Matt Perko John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80 was 12 when he stood at a Nashville, Tennessee, curb watching President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade scoot past him en route to the airport. The chief executive was in Woolley’s hometown on May 18, 1963 — just months…
Bryce Richter In 2014, an exhaustive book about income inequality — French economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century — became a New York Times bestseller. According to a review in the Guardian, “Many of the book’s 700 pages are spent marshaling…
In an excerpt from his best-selling book, Matthew Desmond MS’04, PhD’10 sheds new light on the harsh realities of housing and poverty.
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.
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are part of everyday life. What happens when political candidates and their campaigns wade into the social media scrum?
Elan Kriegel ’03 runs the data shop for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. After the election, he and his team will use their algorithms and their passion to help other causes.
The portrait painter’s roster includes four U.S. presidents and several celebrities, such as George Clooney and Paul Newman.
Naheed Qureshi ’94 works for justice and equality for American Muslims, who face discrimination, violence and hateful rhetoric.
UW–Madison Archives S08042 UW–Madison loves politics and, from time to time, politicians even return that love. During this campaign year, we look back to one of the first occasions when a presidential candidate visited campus. In October 1911, Woodrow Wilson (seated at right…
When former student Leon Varjian passed away last September, UW–Madison lost one of its true legends.
For UW–Madison, the hits just keep coming.
A former governor sees “bright, committed” people taking us into the future.
Herb Kohl ’56 and Bud Selig ’56.
In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.
Alumni voices have played a role for more than 150 years.
UW Professor William Bleckwenn 1917, who first used sodium amytal to treat people with schizophrenia, had little idea that his pioneering work would lead to what is popularly known as truth serum.
In 1964, the university was marked by rising interest in civil rights, a legendary live music scene, and such a large incoming class that officials considered banning student cars and bicycles and building a campus subway or monorail.
As a nation, we are deeply polarized. And our partisan divisions will solidify with the approaching 2014 midterm elections and the horserace already under way for the 2016 presidential campaign.
How can we reform the American voting process?
Can spending time online translate into citizen action?
Fans of Harry Potter and other pop-culture touchstones transform into activists.