A Quarterback’s State of Mind

Fall 2021

Graham Mertz x’23 puts his meditation skills to use on and off the field.

The Milk Carton Is Obsolete

Fall 2021

Creative UW students reconceive it as a pouch.

Celebrating the Divine Nine

Fall 2021

A new UW plaza commemorates Black fraternities and sororities.

How I Survived the Pandemic

Summer 2021

UW students learned to navigate a campus turned upside down.

A Record Number of Applications

Spring 2021

Even in a pandemic, UW–Madison meets enrollment goals.

Image vs. Reality

Spring 2021

In a pandemic, illustrating our spring issue was no easy task.

Finding a Voice, against All Odds

Spring 2021

The UW Odyssey Project empowers nontraditional students to speak up and pursue their dreams.

Coping with Isolation and Uncertainty

Spring 2021

UW Mental Health Services addresses an urgent need for care.

International Enrollment Drops

Winter 2020

Pandemic-related challenges keep some students home.

So Long, SATs

Winter 2020

For now, standardized tests are optional for UW admission.

Topsy-Turvy 2020

Winter 2020

Images from an extraordinary year on campus by UW photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter

A Place Where You Belong

Fall 2020

The Multicultural Student Center offers a safe haven for students of color.

A Smart Restart

Fall 2020

The UW welcomes back students with safety measures in place.


Fall 2020

Missing campus, a student devises a virtual version.

When the Unthinkable Happens

Summer 2020

An emergency fund helps students weather the COVID-19 crisis.

Students Feeding Students

Summer 2020

The Open Seat addresses food insecurity on campus.

“Hey, I’m an Ally for Mental Health”

Summer 2020

The Bandana Project turns students into supporters for struggling classmates.

Pandemic Action Plan

Summer 2020

The university’s quick response, by the numbers.

Pay to Play in the NCAA

Spring 2020

UW athletes could profit from a rule change regarding sponsorships.

The Creation Station

Spring 2020

UW Makerspace puts no limits on a student’s imagination.

Walking, Talking, and Gawking

Spring 2020

The official UW–Madison tour brings a magical campus to life.

A Scholarship Inspired by Love

Fall 2019

The Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program reflects its namesake's humane approach.

Learning the Ropes — Literally

Fall 2019

Participants in UW Adventure Learning Programs (ALPs) ride a giant swing at a new facility in Stoughton, Wisconsin. ALPs — a student organization — administers…

A Laboratory for Financial Aid

Summer 2019

Mackenzie Straub x’22 (pictured) was one of 796 incoming students during the 2018–19 academic year receiving free tuition through Bucky’s Tuition Promise.…

Safety Check

Winter 2018

Jeff Miller

After a doctor affiliated with Michigan State University was convicted of sexually assaulting numerous young women under his care,…

For the Birds

Winter 2018

Mason Muerhoff

Nomen est omen, said the ancient Romans, who liked their maxims to rhyme: one’s name is one’s destiny. And…

Suicide Prevention

Winter 2018

Valerie Donovan ’11, MA’12 coordinates resources and support networks across campus.

Local News

Winter 2018

An aspiring journalist chooses an unexpected stop on his career path: his hometown newspaper.

Memorial Library

Winter 2018

Shhhh! We’re studying here.

Wisconsin Quidditch

Winter 2018

Pull out the brooms: a magical Harry Potter sport has taken on a life of its own at UW–Madison and around the world.

The Big Dig

Fall 2018

With shovels in tow, a UW program is tackling two crises at once: a shortage of students in science and a growth of antibiotic resistance.

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…

Lake Invaders

Fall 2018

How zebra and quagga mussels native to the Caspian Sea came to wreak environmental havoc in the Great Lakes and beyond.

Bridge Builder

Fall 2018

Rod Hassett ’62 has sourced his hometown to inspire the next generation of engineers — diversifying his profession along the way.

Bryson Williams

Fall 2018

How the Lincoln, Nebraska, native chose the Badgers over the Cornhuskers.

Alnisa Allgood

Fall 2018

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

Audio Philes

Summer 2018

Students study podcasts as the medium takes off.

Surprise Package

Summer 2018

First-year students link arms and sing ‘Varsity’ at the end of the Chancellor’s Convocation for New Students, a Wisconsin Welcome event.

Mystery Solved

Fall 2021

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

Get Happy

Spring 2018

A popular consumer science course digs into our relationship with money.