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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Columbia University professor and mental health activist Andrew Solomon spoke about children with distinct traits and how they shape their identities from these qualities at his Distinguished Lecture Series talk Wednesday.

Writer, activist identifies unity in differences

“Identity” takes on a different meaning from person to person. Wisconsin Union Directorate welcomed renowned writer, lecturer and activist Andrew Solomon to speak on this topic and its roots as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series Wednesday. In addition to publishing several successful novels, such as National Book Award winner “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression,” Solomon is a professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and president of the Poets, Essayists and Novelists American Center.

Students attend a Badger Consulting meeting, where they work with local businesses to improve their professional skills.

Student-run consulting firm aids students in gaining real world experience

Local businesses and start-ups in the Madison area are turning toward a UW-Madison student organization for help with developing professional skills. Badger Consulting is a student consulting firm that currently has 40 members who work together in small groups to give consumer insights, as well as conduct industry and market research. Formally known as Badger Social Media, Badger Consulting was founded by UW-Madison graduate Matt Soderberg in 2012.

People of all identities from various countries marched passed the United States Capitol building holding signs that supported organizations such as Planned Parenthood and criticized newly inaugurated President Donald Trump at the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.

UW students unite with thousands in D.C. solidarity march

United States citizens and individuals from other countries, young children and elderly folks, various genders and all races were present at the Women’s March on Washington Saturday. Attendees showed support for women’s rights—which speakers said are merely human rights—and spoke out against controversial statements made by President Donald Trump.

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