It’s part of the campus master plan’s big picture: better managing space while protecting historic buildings and campus landscapes.
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.
Competition has always been a part of student life.
Some are easier than others.
Music is tied up in the fabric of campus life. Some concerts — including these — are highlights from the university’s history.
For years, overcrowding and long lines have been the norm at the SERF (Southeast Recreational Facility), built in 1983…
UW program helps student-athletes chart a course for life after sports.
Elise Schimke ’17 sought solitude in campus libraries during her time at UW–Madison. So when the history and…
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.
A State Street favorite finds a new home.
I scream, you scream for Babcock ice cream.
A resource center for African American students has a new home on campus.
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…
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…
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…
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.
After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.
Beloved burgers and memorabilia.
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.