Blank’s Slate

A Blog by UW–Madison Chancellor Becky Blank


A message to our community

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

Planning for a safe return to campus

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

Supporting our campus community

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this message included language that was stigmatizing to those experiencing mental health issues. UW-Madison and University Communications are committed to supporting the mental health needs of our community along with the use of welcoming and inclusive language in its communications. We apologize for the impact of this error on our community.

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.