University of Wisconsin–Madison

Blank’s Slate

A Blog by UW–Madison Chancellor Becky Blank

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Spring 2018 Commencement Speech

As prepared for delivery, May 12, Camp Randall Stadium: Good afternoon. Please be seated. Welcome to Camp Randall Stadium and the 165th spring commencement of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thank you, Katie Anderson, for that… Read More

Confronting our campus history

Our university’s history includes much to celebrate, and we talk frequently about these positive stories. Today, however, we must reckon with something we should all regret: the history of racism and exclusion on our campus…. Read More