The UW-Madison Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and the Mills Music Library received a $230,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, according to a university press release, which will be used to digitize a historic collection of music and sound recordings.The recordings provide an auditory history of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest, and the cultural traditions captured on them are currently only available on discs and cassettes that are deteriorating or obsolete, according to the release.Jeanette Casey, head of the Mills Music Library, said she is grateful that the grant will provide greater access to the recordings.“We’re thrilled the NEH recognized the importance of this fabulous and historic collection,” Casey said in the release.
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Shortly after the UW System Board of Regents passed three tenure resolutions that faculty members deemed more harmful than helpful in protecting academic freedom, Slate education columnist Rebecca Schuman wrote that despite efforts to retain superstar faculty at UW-Madison, “the damage has been done.”
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and John Kasich will each visit Madison Monday as they look toward Wisconsin’s primary election April 5.
James Baughman, who spent more than 30 years as a journalism professor and instructor at UW-Madison, died Saturday morning from lung cancer at the age of 64.Highly revered by both his earliest students and current journalism undergraduates, Baughman came to Wisconsin in 1979 as an instructor and became an assistant professor in 1981, according to a School of Journalism and Mass Communication release.
Several graduate programs at UW-Madison ranked among the top in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” according to a Wednesday university release.
The American Education Research Association awarded UW-Madison faculty Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy the 2016 AERA Outstanding Book Award Tuesday for the publication, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education,” according to a university release.
UW-Madison researchers released a groundbreaking observational study which found that highly specialized athletes were more likely to report a history of overuse knee injuries, according to a university release.
The University of Wisconsin Police Department is investigating a racist graffiti image found Monday in the first floor restroom of the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, according to UWPD Public Information Officer Marc Lovicott.The graffiti was found around 7:20 p.m. Lovicott estimates the image was drawn late afternoon Monday between 3:30 and 7 p.m.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank responded Friday to the UW System Board of Regents recent vote regarding tenure policy in a post on her blog.
It’s not exactly a state secret that Madison is politically liberal. Famously derided by Republican Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus as “30 square miles surrounded by reality,” the city and its college campus are notorious bastions of liberalism in a state which swings between political parties.At first glance, voting data from the UW-Madison campus seem to unquestionably support Dreyfus’ quip; no Republican has garnered more than 30 percent of the vote in campus precincts since 2000 and in most elections the campus was even more liberal than the city of Madison as a whole.2014 marked a significant shift, however.
Senators, congressmen and local representatives throughout Wisconsin and the nation call UW-Madison their alma mater. But while the campus is popularly known for the public servants who started here, today’s students also represent themselves in government.
As election season approaches, students across campus are joining political organizations, promoting candidates on social media and registering to vote with the hopes that their efforts can make a difference.
In May 1966, UW-Madison junior Ken Mate joined hundreds of other students for a sit-in at the Peterson administration building to peacefully protest university actions in the draft for the Vietnam War.
In recent months, Planned Parenthood has faced much opposition in the Wisconsin courthouse, which has resulted in a major reduction in services as well as an attempted deflation of women’s rights across the state.
A little more than a century ago, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was a completely different place than the campus we walk today.
UW-Madison freshman Karie Le reported to university officials and took to social media Sunday to detail a Saturday night incident of discrimination, which is now the fourth incident of bias to be reported in the last week.Le, who is Vietnamese, said she was spat on by a middle-aged white man outside of the Student Activity Center at around 7 p.m.
Freshman Samantha Heesacker, who has autism in addition to clinically diagnosed depression and anxiety, is one of 23 current UW-Madison students on the autism spectrum and officially registered with the McBurney Disability Resource Center, which makes her college transition different than that of most students.
UW-Madison professor Sara Goldrick-Rab announced Monday she will be leaving the university, pointedly criticizing recent changes in tenure and academic freedoms for faculty.Goldrick-Rab said although her extensive research and questions surrounding public higher education were initially welcomed by UW-Madison leadership, the university has quickly become a place where faculty members are chastised for speaking out.“Leadership continues to assert its commitments to tolerance,” Goldrick-Rab wrote in a post for the online forum Medium.
With mental health care costs expected to soar in coming decades, world leaders in science and health looked for ways to improve global happiness and well-being at a Wednesday panel discussion featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
UW-Madison has increased its available summer scholarships from $25,000 to $250,000 as an incentive for students to enroll in the summer term, according to a university news release.