Muir Knoll is a small, knobby extension of a drumlin — in this case, Bascom Hill — formed by the retreat …
Hundreds of students participated in the spirited Hindu tradition of throwing bright colored powder during Rang de Madison, …
For one night a year from 1911 until 1930, the shores of Lake Mendota sparkled with old-world charm.
The UW’s sailing team makes the most of a shoestring budget.
A Badger rower renews her love for the sport.
The First World War changed the course of history and — for a time — the UW’s mission. To help with the war effort, the …
From telegraphy to auto repair to engineers, the UW campus organized to prepare student soldiers for war.
As sharply divided opinions about the war drew unwanted national attention to the state, the UW was eager to show its loyalty.
From meatless Tuesdays to research aimed at improving agricultural production, food was deemed a key weapon against the Germans.
The greatest impact on the home front was the rationing program. To save coal, Lathrop Hall was …
UW–Madison’s campus has long been known for its beauty. Iconic places such as Picnic Point and Bascom Hill bring back memories of campus life for …
Since Union South reopened in 2011, students and community members frequently pack The Sett Pub for watch parties, …
When the U.S. entered the First World War, the UW joined the fight by training soldiers, conducting poison-gas research, and sending students to work on Wisconsin farms.
Beloved burgers and memorabilia.
After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.
College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.
Feeling overwhelmed? UW research shows one simple act can make a difference.
A magnet for nighttime relaxation since opening in 2013, the pier honoring the family of Mary Sue Goodspeed Shannon ’81 replaced the aging stone-and-concrete structure below the Alumni Center.
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. …
For most Badgers, it’s the first time to meet other new students. It’s the first chance to schedule classes. And it’s the first opportunity to learn the lyrics to “Varsity.”
The UW campus is now home to a food pantry for students who don’t know where their next meal will come from.
When former student Leon Varjian passed away last September, UW–Madison lost one of its true legends.
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.
A former Daily Cardinal cartoonist, first inspired by Charles Schulz's Peanuts, reflects on his years at UW-Madison and pays tribute to fellow artists in an original comic strip.
Badgers far and away.
Picnic Point is a beloved campus playground, but it’s also a landscape rich in history that goes back thousands of years.
Too often, we’re tempted to experience much of our world through the lens of a cell phone camera. …
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.
These Badgers say that following a ritual can make all the difference on the field, court, or ice.
UW–Madison has resources to help students struggling with substance abuse — but advocates hope to do much more.
In April 1990, students began a nearly weeklong sit-in outside the chancellor's office
Pete Christianson ’71, JD’77 is on a mission.
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.