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Sunday, April 21, 2024



UW-Madison investigating incident of discrimination where three students were spat on, pushed

University Housing is leading an investigation into an incident of discrimination that occurred early Saturday morning in Sellery residence hall, according to an email sent to First Wave Scholars from Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims. A student reportedly pushed three residents of Sellery Hall at roughly 2 a.m. The aggressor also spat on one of the students, according to an email sent to Sellery Hall residents later Saturday morning. No further details of the incident have been provided yet, but the email from Sims said the incident “affected the First Wave community.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is making his 10th visit to Madison this week.

?Dalai Lama calls for affection, understanding during visit with Madison community

Charming a sold-out crowd of more than 1,000 people with a charismatic, joyful attitude, His Holiness the Dalai Lama emphasized a need for religious coexistence and strengthening Tibetan identity Tuesday at the Madison Masonic Center. His remarks are part of a string of public appearances in Madison this week as part of during the religious leader’s 10th visit to the area. “We should make this a century of love, a century of compassionate love,” he said.

Great People Scholarship has raised $44 million in matched gifts since the UW Foundation began the initiative since 2008.

Great People Scholarship has raised $44 million in matched gifts since 2008

The UW Foundation announced Friday that the Great People Scholarship has raised $44 million to provide aid for low-income UW-Madison students since the gift matching initiative began. More than 21,000 alumni have donated to the Great People Scholarship since the UW Foundation Board of Regents allocated $20 million to match gifts for need-based scholarships in 2008, according to a university release.

MTV’s “Real World” will hold interviews at Union South Wednesday to find cast members for the show’s 32nd season.

MTV’s “Real World” to hold casting call in Madison

MTV’s “Real World” is coming to UW-Madison Wednesday for an open casting call Wednesday to potentially find strangers to be featured on the 32nd season of the hit reality TV show. The show, which is the longest-running program in MTV history, has often been cited as the show that kick-started modern reality TV.


UW Fashion Week concludes with final runway show

Moda Magazine wrapped up its UW Fashion Week with their annual runway show Friday night, where student designers and Madison area retailers showcased their collections at Union South. About 500 students and residents gathered in Union South’s Varsity Hall to watch UW Fashion Week’s finale show with eight featured collections, ranging from student and local designers to boutique retailers.

Great Texts program coordinator Manuel Herrero-Puertas speaks with a student at New Horizons Charter School.

UW-Madison program brings classic literature to Wisconsin high school students

UW-Madison’s Great World Texts program will host its annual student conference April 20 at Union South where high school students will present their projects surrounding a classic literary text. The Great World Texts program aims to provide high school students across Wisconsin an opportunity to spend a school year studying a work of classic literature and then share their experience through projects they create and present.

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