A look back at the UW-Madison 2018-'19 academic year.
UW-Madison counseling psychology professor William Hoyt apologized to colleagues and students after disclosing that he donned blackface during a performance at the Overture Center in the early 2000s. Hoyt sent other department faculty members an email Monday apologizing for causing discomfort when he admitted during a game of “two truths and a lie” at the department awards ceremony to participating in “blackface or really brown face.”
A UW-Madison graduate was killed Sunday during the bombings in Sri Lanka. Dieter Kowalski, 40, was a Milwaukee native who graduated from UW-Madison in 2001. He was on a business trip, staying at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo Sri Lanka, when the attacks occurred.
Today, UW-Madison’s campus is known for the Mendota Terrace, Bascom Hill and the Lakeshore path. Preservation efforts focus on these prominent areas, but many don’t realize campus’ footprint is relatively new. UW-Madison was built on Ho-Chunk land and the tribe’s cultural representation is still physically present on campus, despite contemporary changes to the land. Evidence of human settlement on the land surrounding Waaksikhomik, meaning "where the man lies" (Lake Mendota) dates back 12,000 years. There are at least 28 habitation sites on the campus shoreline of Lake Mendota.
Monona resident Coleman Chung was sentenced to over 20 years in federal prison Thursday for the attempted abduction of a woman and the assault of two others.
Babcock Dairy named a new ice cream flavor yesterday honoring soon-to-be retired UW-Madison Varsity Band Director Mike Leckrone for his dedication to the university.
The UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine is running an online campaign in order to earn the remaining expansion funds that will not be covered by Gov. Tony Evers’ budget.
UW-Madison representatives expressed their concerns and suggestions about the university’s Greek community to a panel of experts at an open session held at Memorial Union Monday. Representatives from University Housing, University Health Services and UW-Madison Greek Chapters along with other community members gathered at an open session held as part of an external review of UW-Madison’s Greek community, to lend their input on what works successfully in the Greek community on campus and what needs to be changed.
A collaboration between UW-Madison students and officials to create a more sustainable campus has recently paid off with the installation of an array of solar panels on the roof of Gordon Dining and Event Center, boosting energy efficiency at the university’s largest dining hall.