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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Catherine Goslin


Campus leaders dedicate Black Cultural Center at conclusion of Black History Month

The event was a dedication and libation ceremony for the center, which is located on the first floor of the Red Gym. The BCC will serve black students by facilitating opportunities for academic and social support, co-curricular programming and as a community building. It will acknowledge specific realities of black students at UW-Madison, according to their mission statement.

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Vice Provost for Libraries Ed Van Gemert and brightspot Director Adam Griff presented their plans for the campus master plan library remodel Tuesday.


UW-Madison’s Black Student Union President Marquise Mays and Program Development and Assessment Specialist in the Division of Student Life Hazel Symonette spread tobacco around the new Black Cultural Center space during a dedication and libation ceremony.


The Madison chapter of the American Freedom Party, a white nationalist group that was met with student protests in January, is still organizing on UW-Madison’s campus.


Nikki Giovanni, one of the world’s best-known living poets, delivered the keynote address in UW-Madison’s Black History Month lecture series.


Manya Whitaker connected current activism on college campuses to that of the Civil Rights era, and encouraged teaching faculty to use these movements in their instruction. 


UW-Madison students and members of the Madison community held a rally against the Madison American Freedom Party, an “alt-right” group on campus.

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