I first heard the term White privilege in 1975, when I was part of a student group at the University of Minnesota engaged in a weekend retreat sponsored by the University YMCA. One of the… Read More
Chancellor Blank announced plans to welcome students back to the UW-Madison campus this fall. Classes will resume on campus as scheduled on Sept. 2, with COVID-19 testing and safety measures in place to protect the… 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
I was pleased for the opportunity Tuesday night to connect with hundreds of alumni on a livestream sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. The alums had great questions, and I enjoyed the conversation with UW… Read More
The COVID-19 situation has changed a lot of plans and postponed a lot of events in our lives. One side-effect of this has been to substantially reduce all types of travel, which has in turn… Read More
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This past month has been unusual. Like many of you, I’m working from home, occasionally struggling to make the video or audio work in a shared conversation, and shouting hello at my neighbors from a safe distance. I don’t have to tell you that we are in a time of great uncertainty and change. We’re all feeling it in many areas of our lives.
Strategic plans provide a blueprint for where an organization wants to go. At UW-Madison, we’ve typically updated our strategic plan every five years. In the past year we’ve recently completed a new strategic framework for… Read More
The Wisconsin Idea commits UW-Madison to being involved in our community, our state and our nation. One way to fulfill that commitment on the educational side of our mission is to prepare our graduates for… Read More
On Thursday I delivered my annual address to the UW Board of Regents. I told the board how UW-Madison is responding to three important national trends that are challenging top research universities nationwide. Click to… Read More