University of Wisconsin–Madison

Blank’s Slate

A Blog by UW–Madison Chancellor Becky Blank

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Honoring our veterans

A guest post from Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf in honor of Veterans Day.   Past and present members of the U.S. Armed Forces have shaped the heritage of this university, and embody the Wisconsin Idea by influencing… Read More

Welcome back

I love walking around campus in late August and seeing the mix of new and returning students arriving on campus, parents dropping off freshmen at the dorms, and faculty and staff getting ready for the… Read More

More than a mascot

I confess: I love Bucky Badger. Not only is he a great mascot who cheers our teams on the field, he also shows up for student award ceremonies, he is here to welcome new students… Read More