UW-Madison is once again the top producer of Peace Corps volunteers in the country, ranking first among large universities in the number of volunteers worldwide for the second consecutive year, according to a university release Wednesday.Since the founding of the Peace Corps in 1961, 3,279 volunteers from UW-Madison have served communities around the world — the second largest number of people from a single institution. This is the fourth year that UW-Madison has ranked in the top five universities and colleges, and there are currently 85 Badgers volunteering worldwide.
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Emmy-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s “20/20” David Muir will be the keynote speaker at UW-Madison’s spring commencement ceremony, the university announced Wednesday.
Former UW-Madison student Alec Cook pleaded guilty to five criminal charges Wednesday as a part of a plea deal agreed to earlier in the week.The charges were three counts of third degree sexual assault, one count of strangulation and suffocation and one count of stalking.
Walking up the cement path of Bascom Hill, students may not know they are stepping over remnants of Native American life.
According to Byington, one of the main issues is that teachers teach native history as if Native Americans are extinct. She recounted one time she presented to a group of elementary students.
With so few Native American students on campus, forming connections with other Native students is key for living on a majority white campus. But imagine if being a part of that community is contingent on whether or not student leaders are able to find you.
Nearly half of all undergraduate Native American women on the UW-Madison campus have experienced sexual assault, according to a 2015 campus survey on the issue.
The opioid crisis across the United States is no secret. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 42,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2016.Many counties around the country, as well as over two-thirds of those in Wisconsin, have taken legal action in an attempt to mediate this issue.
Concern erupted nationwide last year, after the release of a Centers for Disease Control report indicated that, for the first time in over five decades, Americans were starting to die sooner.But the document, which made national news, showed a mere 0.1 year decline in average age of death.
The Menominee River winds southeast from Iron Mountain, MI, through densely forested ridgeland all the way to Marinette, where it empties into Lake Michigan’s Green Bay.
For years, Native culture was suppressed by the U.S. government through religious bans and efforts to assimilate Natives by “breaking their strand” of language.Now, however, this increased student interest will keep these languages alive, according to Greendeer.
Eradicating erasure: Native American students advocate for recognition, respect of culture in classroom
Upon entering a classroom in November and throughout the school year, many indigenous-identifying students feel as though their identities are disregarded in the academic setting.
Only 10 of the people UW-Madison sophomore Demko Montgomery-Elm graduated middle school with now attend post-secondary schooling. The decision to quit schooling is not uncommon for many students in districts near tribal communities of northern Wisconsin similar to the one she attended in Minocqua, Wis.
Of the 25 sororities at UW-Madison, one sorority in particular stands out from other Greek life organizations on campus.Alpha Pi Omega is only Native American sorority at UW-Madison, and it has just two active members on campus.
Pam Porter edged past Yogesh Chawla in Tuesday’s District 6 primary for Dane County Board of Supervisor, although both candidates wil advance to April’s general election.Porter won with 40.7 percent of the vote compared to 37.4 percent for Chawla.
To win the game, one has to play their cards right. But students won’t be able to with College Cards, a UW-focused version of the game Cards Against Humanity, after the company illegally used the university’s trademark.
Faisal Abdu’Allah, a UW-Madison associate professor of art and Creative Arts Community faculty director, spoke Tuesday night about the representation of transformation, identity and racial issues in his artwork.Abdu’Allah showed the audience at Gordon Commons pictures of his artwork, which have been exhibited in galleries around the world, including the Chazen Museum on campus.
Milwaukee Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet will meet Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock in the April general election, after Madison attorney Tim Burns fell short in Tuesday's non-partisan primary.
Dane County Regional Airport announced Tuesday that 2017 was a record-breaking year for passenger traffic, with almost 2 million passengers served as the facility attempts to stake its claim as a transportation hub in the Midwest.
Two men were arrested Monday night for knife-related weapons violations, with one of those events occurring on State Street.