Jost Hermand, a professor in the German department, offers a unique perspective on German history and life in Nazi Germany: he lived through it.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents unanimously confirmed Rebecca Blank as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Friday, according to a UW-Madison press release.
This is the first story of a two-part series spotlighting sexual assault survivor Laura Dunn, a 2007 University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate who became a primary advocate for the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law March 7 under the Violence Against Women Act.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the UW-Extension will host UW Colleges Day at the state capitol Thursday after the previously scheduled date was canceled due to bad weather.
The Dane County District Attorney did not charge Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell for disorderly conduct following the actor’s disruption at a February University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting.
The University of Wisconsin System announced Monday a special Board of Regents committee’s official recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Blank as University of Wisconsin-Madison’s next chancellor, pending approval from the full Board April 5.
University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Dietram Scheufele owns two three-piece, dirt-resistant nanotechnology suits, which he wears when he gives talks on the subject in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.
A fire at the Porter Boathouse, a University of Wisconsin-Madison rowing facility, caused $10,000 in damages Sunday morning, according to a city of Madison press release.
Dr. Kim Wilcox was the third candidate for the University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor position to visit campus, emphasizing his experiences at similar institutions and ideas about how to diversify funding sources in meetings Monday.
University administrators updated the campus community on the implementation of the new Human Resources design plan at a forum Monday, amid concerns from attendees over supervisor accountability, employee category transitions and changes to compensation and benefits.
The 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognized the University of Wisconsin-Madison March 4 for playing a major role in encouraging community service work.
Kim Wilcox, one of the four University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor finalists, was also a finalist in the University of Wyoming’s search for a new president until the university’s board of trustees selected another candidate Tuesday.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, de jure racial segregation was a cultural phenomenon prevalent in the United States. Known as “Jim Crow segregation,” Southern states sought to divide black and white communities in the public square utilizing “separate but equal” facilities. In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruled state-sponsored school segregation was unconstitutional; what is separate is inherently not equal. Later, the remaining state-enforced segregation laws were generally overturned by the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. While the case can be made that the Civil Rights Act may have overreached in terms of the rights of private property owners, no one today seriously argues that public (taxpayer-sponsored) programs should be allowed to segregate based on irrelevant characteristics such as skin color, gender, religious creed or sexual orientation. Or, so I thought.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison chapter of the Teaching Assistants’ Association recently launched a campaign to increase graduate students’ incomes to make UW-Madison a more attractive place for graduate students.