Blank’s Slate

A Blog by UW–Madison Chancellor Becky Blank

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Happy holidays

Warm thoughts for the holidays and best wishes for a very happy new year from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Thank you!

You may have heard about the incredible gift that we announced this past weekend, from John and Tashia Morgridge. Maybe it’s the amount that got your attention: $100 million. That’s the largest single gift from… Read More

Welcome back to Fall 2014

One of the things I love most about working on a campus is the bustle of activity that comes each year when students return in the fall. Nothing equals the rush of energy, anticipation, and… Read More

Is an English professor a scientist?

At a Faculty Senate meeting last April, in a discussion about the reorganization of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education position, I said something about the VCRGE working with scientists across campus. One… Read More