A full transcript of The Daily Cardinal's interview with UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
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The recent year’s political and social climate has thrust the topic of identity into the spotlight across campus and throughout the country.
The Wisconsin Idea is widely considered to be a testament to the importance of public service. Its spirit is widely cited in bettering the lives of Wisconsinites in areas as diverse as the formulation of labor law to best practices in milking dairy cows.But the university’s reach is not just civic—it is financial as well.
The Daily Cardinal sat down with Chancellor Rebecca Blank, here are the highlights:
Unlike this year’s Badgers men’s basketball team, the search for a new admissions director at UW-Madison has reached a final four.Four finalists, three from outside the university, are being considered for the position of director of undergraduate admissions and recruitment, according to a Thursday release.The outside candidates are Jeffrey Fuller, director of student recruitment at the University of Houston; Daniel Hamrin, director of admissions operations at the University of Oklahoma; and Timothy Lee, director of undergraduate admissions, SUNY-Albany.
Blaring fire alarms in Lucky Apartments sent hundreds of residents and individuals that occupied the Student Activity Center onto the sidewalks Thursday.A stovetop fire that started in a sixth floor apartment caused the alarm, according to a Lucky Apartments employee.
Campaigns for free menstrual products, lobbying for UW System funding, planning It’s On Us events—all these efforts are rooted in grassroots work. Over the years the Associated Students of Madison has operated on ground level, attempting to organize student in a bottom-up process to invoke change on campus.
Before the 23rd session of the Associated Student of Madison draws to a close this month, representatives seek to change bylaws by adding a subcommittee on financial transparency and ethics.
While a lawyer for former UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells claims nothing the chancellor did was “a frolic for his own good,” new information showing the university's independent foundation purchased his house far above market value could suggest otherwise.
For about seven years, on the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue, sat a sign that read “Future home of the UW School of Music Performance Center.” The sign was put up in anticipation of the UW-Madison School of Music’s new performance center for student musicians.
Teaching as a black woman at a predominantly white university has its struggles, according to New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay.Gay began her talk at Literary Fest Tuesday by touching on this topic, which is the subject of her essay “Typical First Year Professor” and appears in her book “Bad Feminist.” “Bad Feminist” explores the contradictions Gay has found in being a woman and a feminist.
Eight UW-Madison academic staff are being honored for their contributions to UW-Madison—including studies on unconscious bias in hiring—with 2017 Academic Staff Excellence Awards.
Force for Freedom teamed up with International Justice Mission—a group that works to fight human trafficking and corruption—to plan events for Freedom Week, which kicked off with the Rally for Freedom petition-signing on East Campus Mall. The petition urges Congress to fund the End Modern Slavery initiative.
UW-Madison hopes to pilot a program that would slash student textbook prices by large margins, according to a university official.
Two former UW-Madison academic staff are suing the state for declining to cover necessary gender reassignment medical treatment under their state employee insurance coverage.
Construction on the long-anticipated Hamel Music Center, the university’s new concert hall and rehearsal venue, has begun on the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue.
Despite an April Fools joke teasing about headliners Migos and Noname playing the Revelry Music and Arts Festival, the event has been permanently cancelled.Wisconsin Union Directorate Music Committee student leaders voted to discontinue Revelry following declining interest in the event in recent years, according to WUD Communications Director Shauna Breneman.She said the committee will introduce a new festival—WUDstock—in its place.
UW-Madison alumnus Matthew Desmond’s book was not only the pick for Go Big Read this year, but also for a Pulitzer.His book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” won a Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, according to a UW-Madison news release.“Evicted”—the UW-Madison Go Big Read book for the 2016-2017 program—follows the stories of eight Milwaukee families as they deal with the loss of their homes.
The Memorial Union Terrace will kick off its 2017 summer season with a set of opening day festivities from 2 to 5 p.m. for students, staff and community members.
And this spring, this persuasion was focused on UW-Madison’s student government elections, as the group was in contact with and provided campaign materials for conservative candidates running for positions in the Associated Students of Madison.