Students and activists marched in protest Wednesday against what they called a perpetuated rape culture at UW-Madison.
Members of a UW-Madison student organization will travel to North Dakota to assist protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
When walking to class the morning after Election Day, UW-Madison sophomore Ali Khan said he felt like someone close to him passed away. In his classes Wednesday, classmates of Khan were laughing about the election results— a perspective wildly different than his own, as he has friends who “are fearing for what is going to happen to them.” “It felt like it only affected you, and I feel like today, these students are not just historically marginalized, but feel marginalized today," Khan said. Many students from groups that Donald Trump regularly targeted during his campaign echoed Khan’s feelings.
New policies will be put in place for attendees of home athletic events, the University of Wisconsin Department of Athletics said Wednesday. The changes come following an incident involving a fan wearing a costume depicting President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck, and the university’s response calling the costume free speech.
Two phrases written in white spray paint were drawn on the sidewalk and wall on East Campus Mall across from the Chazen Art Museum Wednesday.
Many UW-Madison undergraduate students voted in a presidential election for the first time during this election cycle.
The UW-Madison campus hosted watch parties for attendees of all party affiliations to observe as the results came in for the elections, which resulted in Donald Trump being named president elect of the United States.
Students experienced African culture with authentic food at the annual "Taste of Africa" event hosted by the African Students Association of Madison Monday. The event kicked-off Africa Week, which takes place Nov. 7-11.
UW-Madison student-athletes of color voiced their demands for university changes following recent occurrences of racial injustice on campus through Twitter Monday.
Comedy Central’s Anders Holm visited his alma mater Saturday to answer questions for students about his time at UW-Madison and the success he has had since graduating in 2003.
The Working Class Student Union hosted fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss for the keynote address in their Working Class Celebration Month event series Friday. Rothfuss, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Kingkiller Chronicle” series, is a native of Madison who attended UW-Stevens Point.
Two UW-Madison Law School student organizations encouraged attendees to take action against mass incarceration at a panel Thursday. The National Lawyers Guild and the Black Law Student Association chose the theme of mass incarceration for their “Take Action” panel because it is a permanent issue in the state of Wisconsin and permeates many different types of law, according to a BLSA representative. “[The panel] gave students a chance to come out to the Law School and have a conversation about mass incarceration and have an open dialogue about the issues,” said UW-Madison junior Nehemiah Siyoum.
Protests erupted at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota last week after residents of the reservation stopped the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and were met by police resistance.
With recent incidents of hate and bias making news locally and nationally, the annual UW-Madison Diversity Forum provided an opportunity for administrators and the campus community to discuss inclusivity on campus. This year, the forum offered a program for second- and third-shift employees, with an 11 p.m. session presented in five languages about the experiences of those employees.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Athletic Director Barry Alvarez released a joint statement Tuesday in which they committed to keeping controversial costumes out of Camp Randall.
The Wisconsin Idea is based on the belief that UW-Madison students will take the knowledge they gain on campus and apply them to issues throughout the state.
The UW community responded to the death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, a UW-Stout international student from Saudi Arabia, Monday by offering condolences and holding a memorial service. Hussain Saeed Alnahdi was found unconscious and bleeding by Menomonie police and taken to a hospital in Eau Claire.
What started as a prank from a satirical political group, the Pail and Shovel Party Student Government, in the fall of 1979 has turned into an annual philanthropy event for UW-Madison. This year, the Wisconsin Alumni Association held the 4th Annual Fill the Hill event on Bascom Oct. 27 and 28.
Indigenous students at UW-Madison are assisting protesters at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota by raising funds and donating items such as lanterns, sleeping bags and firewood. Co-president of Wunk Sheek Faith, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, has partnered with the American Indian Campus and Community Liaison to coordinate the donation drive. “We have this initiative ... to collect donations from the UW campus and community addressing the immediate needs of the people at the Sacred Stone Camp and in Cannonball, North Dakota who are the water protectors,” Faith said. Faith hopes the donations will help sustain the fight at the construction sites.