Blank’s Slate

A Blog by UW–Madison Chancellor Becky Blank


Competitive salaries are a must

Over the course of the past three months, I have met with a number of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, business leaders, political leaders, media outlets and more. Those discussions have helped me learn more… Read More

The rankings game for UW

The U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings were recently released. Published annually since 1985, these are primarily designed to rank universities based on the undergraduate experience. These rankings are widely reported in the… Read More

Chancellor’s Convocation

Chancellor Blank pauses to photograph the audience with a smartphone before speaking to thousands of first-year students during the Chancellor’s Convocation, a Wisconsin Welcome event held at the Kohl Center on Aug. 30, 2013. The… Read More

Football Practice

Wisconsin head football coach Gary Andersen introduces Chancellor Blank before she talks with Wisconsin football players following a particularly hot Badger team practice at Camp Randall Stadium on Aug. 27, 2013. The temperature on the… Read More