Blank’s Slate

A Blog by UW–Madison Chancellor Becky Blank


Looking back at Sept. 11

Probably anybody over the age of 30 has memories of September 11, 2001. I was teaching a class that morning. I walked back to my office to see everybody clustered around a radio. Someone said… Read More

Thanks and looking ahead

The following message from Chancellor Blank was sent to UW–Madison faculty, university and academic staff on May 19. To our employees, Nearly two weeks ago, I had the chance to look out at our assembled… Read More

Reflections for Earth Day 2021

Climate change is an existential threat to our state, our country, and the global community. As weather changes, storms become more intense, and the resilience and health of our ecosystem deteriorates, we are all affected…. Read More