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Student life

Reckoning with History

Fall 2018

Bryce Richter

Between 1919 and 1926, two UW student organizations took the name Ku Klux Klan, and a report delving into that …

Play Time

Fall 2018

For nine decades, Memorial Union has been a favorite spot on campus for fun and games. See how it's changed and how it remains the same.

Halloween

Fall 2018

On the one night of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to be someone (or something) else, there are sure to be just as …

Home Field

Fall 2018

Casting long shadows, students play soccer on the Near East Fields near Dejope Residence Hall. The fields are due for reconstruction by 2022 under the …

Alnisa Allgood

Fall 2018

The UW’s LGBT student center opened its doors 26 years ago.

Note-Able Feature

Summer 2018

Jeff Miller

Those aren’t wagon wheels that passersby spotted earlier this year during construction of the Hamel Music Center at the …

Sailing Through the Years

Fall 2018

On a campus situated between two lakes, it’s only natural that students take advantage of the water. Just two years after the Hoofer

Learning to Sail

Summer 2018

It was a gray Friday afternoon, cloudy and unusually chilly for September, with a heavy chance of rain. Most of the sailing classes offered …

Henry Vilas Zoo

Summer 2018

A pair of lion cubs, born in 2017, are a major draw, along with the zoo’s Arctic Passage exhibit — home to polar …

Asked and Answered

Spring 2018

UW releases findings from a first-ever campuswide student climate survey.

Becoming Bucky

Spring 2018

Each spring, a small group of students vies for the chance to become the most visible member of the UW’s Spirit Squad: Bucky Badger.

Mystery Solved

Fall 2018

The List Issue featured four University Archives images in search of captions. Readers answered the call and helped identify three of them, with …

Taking Safety Seriously

Spring 2018

A new app transforms smartphones into personal safety devices.

Michael Finley: The Sequel

Spring 2018

After his NBA career ended in 2010, Michael Finley ’14 took roles behind the scenes with the Dallas Mavericks and in Hollywood.

4 UW Pranks

Winter 2017

Photo Illustration By N. B. Rinehart; Istock Huad262; Jeff Miller; Bryce Richter

UW–Madison can lay claim to something no other college can: …

Winter Carnival

Winter 2017

Bryce Richter

When frigid temperatures have settled in and sunny skies are rare, what could bring UW students out of their homework-induced …

Photo Gallery: Hoofers Winter Carnival

Winter 2017

Even Wisconsin’s harshest winters haven’t stopped students at its flagship university from outdoor antics. A tradition since the early 20th century, the UW’s

9 Student Clubs

Fall 2018

There’s no shortage of choices for UW students in search of a group to match their interests.

Dow: 50 Years Later

Winter 2017

A moment in history that transformed the lives of many students and the UW campus.

Snow Removal

Winter 2017

When winter pummels Madison, UW grounds department crews respond.

4 Photos in Search of a Caption

Winter 2017

UW Archives is working to digitize each piece of UW history for people to both use and share, but with limited resources, that’s easier said than done.

13 Campus Buildings Due for the Wrecking Ball

Fall 2018

It’s part of the campus master plan’s big picture: better managing space while protecting historic buildings and campus landscapes.

5 Campus Rivalries

Winter 2017

Competition has always been a part of student life.

6 Things Bucky Badger Must Do

Winter 2017

Some are easier than others.

12 Campus Statues

Winter 2017

The collection spans a full century of work from multiple sculptors, and is just a small portion of the more than 100 pieces of public art that bring color to campus.

11 Legendary Concerts

Winter 2017

Music is tied up in the fabric of campus life. Some concerts — including these — are highlights from the university’s history.

SERF’s Down

Fall 2017

Jeff Miller

For years, overcrowding and long lines have been the norm at the SERF (Southeast Recreational Facility), built in 1983 to …

Beyond the Game

Fall 2017

UW program helps student-athletes chart a course for life after sports.

Scene Setting

Fall 2018

Jeff Miller photo

Elise Schimke ’17 sought solitude in campus libraries during her time at UW–Madison. So when the history and English …

Football Fight

Fall 2017

As the sport’s popularity swelled in the 1900s, a UW professor took on college football and tried to reform it, facing the wrath of students and fans.

Kabul Restaurant

Fall 2017

A State Street favorite finds a new home.

New Lineup

Fall 2017

I scream, you scream for Babcock ice cream.

Black Cultural Center

Fall 2017

A resource center for African American students has a new home on campus.

Jake Lubenow

Summer 2017

Jake Lubenow x’18

With more than 300 dues-paying members, the College Republicans of UW–Madison is one of the organization’s largest …

Muir Knoll

Summer 2017

Muir Knoll is a small, knobby extension of a drumlin — in this case, Bascom Hill — formed by the retreat …

Festival of Colors

Summer 2017

Jeff Miller

Hundreds of students participated in the spirited Hindu tradition of throwing bright colored powder during Rang de Madison, …

Venetian Night

Summer 2017

For one night a year from 1911 until 1930, the shores of Lake Mendota sparkled with old-world charm.

Nautical Miles

Summer 2017

The UW’s sailing team makes the most of a shoestring budget.

Maddie Wanamaker

Summer 2017

A Badger rower renews her love for the sport.

Photo Gallery

Spring 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 …