The new UW Marching Band Director Dr. Corey Pompey has his own vision for the band after replacing Wisconsin legend Mike Leckrone, who led the program for 50 years.
Political activist and author Angela Davis visited UW-Madison students and community members Tuesday evening, inspiring hope and instilling a sense of unity despite what she calls a “hostile national political climate.” Davis, an Alabama native, has conducted research on issues related to race, imprisonment and gender. She is also a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization devoted to the deconstruction of the prison industrial complex.
The Elders-in-Residence Program hosted by the UW-Madison American Indian Studies Department welcomed spring Elder Leland Wigg Wednesday. Upon starting in 2018, the program aims to advance the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders.
‘Miss Saigon’ discussion cancellation deepens rift between Overture, UW-Madison Asian American Studies ProgramBy Alyssa Hui | Mar. 28, 2019
After receiving backlash for misrepresenting Asian narratives, a panel discussion on the Broadway musical “Miss Saigon” was organized to provide community members an opportunity to share concerns about the controversial musical. The panel, “Perspectives on Miss Saigon: History and Community,” organized by UW-Madison’s Asian American Studies Program in collaboration with the Overture Center for the Arts, was canceled Wednesday — less than 24 hours before the event.
UW-Madison students and community members gathered at Union South Wednesday evening to hear Angela Rye talk about taking responsibility of next generation activism. Rye is a Haitian-American attorney, a liberal political commentator on CNN and an NPR political analyst. She is the CEO of IMPACT Strategies, which is a political advocacy firm in Washington, DC.
Four panelists recounted their lived experiences from the Black Student Strike in 1969 with a crowd of students and community members on Monday evening, making their story a reality for all who attended the Black History Month event at Memorial Union. Over 60 people walked into the Play Circle Theater and were welcomed by dancing and lively students from the Black History Month Planning Committee.
Students are swiping right to take chances on dates around this Valentine’s Day, but a new UW-Madison student organization uses data to pair Badgers together. Datamatch is a matchmaking service that originally started at Harvard University in 1994. Since then, the service has expanded to multiple universities including Brown, Columbia, Wellesley College and, starting this season of love, UW-Madison.
For the last 25 years, the Center for Educational Opportunity has served the UW-Madison community.
Research conducted by a UW-Madison neurology professor and his team indicates there could be a way to slow or reverse multiple sclerosis disease. The team’s research, led by professor Ian Duncan, which has been ongoing for nearly eight years, aims to repair the central nervous system in people with myelin disorders, particularly targeting MS.
More than 100 people from the Madison community gathered at the Pyle Center to discuss impacts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests that occurred across Wisconsin in late September. UW-Madison’s Asian American Studies Program hosted an event called “Four Days of Terror, Four Days of Hope” Tuesday to spread awareness about the recent ICE arrests and bring hope as well as action to the community. From Sept. 21-24, ICE deportation officers arrested 83 immigrants throughout Wisconsin, and 20 of those were residents of the Dane County area. “Today is a very special opportunity for us to learn about parts of our community that are unseen,” said Armando Ibarra, director of the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies program at UW-Madison. “This is a place of learning and a place of respect.”