On Tuesday, we will begin our fifth semester operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. I share everyone’s frustration that the virus continues to negatively affect our lives, both at home and on campus. We are clearly at a point where institutions and public health agencies worldwide are beginning to plan for how to live and operate alongside COVID as it continues to evolve.
Chancellor Blank addressed alumni, donors and friends for her final Lunch with the Chancellor Homecoming event on Oct. 28. Her talk included her final “pop quiz” from the podium.
The following post was jointly written by Chancellor Blank and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Karl Scholz. Welcome to 2021. Both of us are happy to see the end of 2020. The holiday… Read More
The events happening this week in the Twin Cities, across the nation and here in Madison demonstrate the anger that members of our community feel over years of unequal treatment. This anger demands meaningful action,… Read More
This blog entry is being emailed to the entire campus community and will be translated into multiple languages. 中文 Chinese Español Hmoob नेपाली Nepali བོད་སྐད Tibetan Shortly after this entry was posted, Public Health Madison… Read More
The Blank’s Slate post below is co-written with Michael H. Schill, the president of the University of Oregon. It’s been eight years since our two schools last met on the field at the 2012 Rose… Read More
Today, the Supreme Court begins its oral arguments about the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. I want to restate my strong opposition to the decision to end this program and… Read More
Chancellor Blank shared the following reaction to the Oct. 25 announcement that Ray Cross is planning to retire: Congratulations to Ray Cross on his retirement from a long and distinguished career in higher education. Ray… Read More
The post below is co-written with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor. Fifty years ago, on June 28, a protest that began outside a bar in New York City helped spark a movement that… Read More
On June 18, leaders of the Ho-Chunk Nation, as well as UW alumni and campus leadership joined together to dedicate a new plaque on Bascom Hill recognizing the land as the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk,… Read More