Chancellor Blank’s Archived Blog 2013-2022

  • A Final Blog

    May 31 is my last day in the office here at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I admit to feeling a bit wistful as I realize how many friends and colleagues will no longer... Read More

  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – It Takes All of Us

    The following post was jointly written by Chancellor Blank and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor. *Content Warning: Sexual Assault While the COVID-19 pandemic took center stage the past two years, another public health... Read More

  • Sustainability at UW-Madison

    Weather-related issues that are likely linked to climate change are in the news almost daily. As many of you know, we’ve been working to make the UW-Madison campus more sustainable and resilient over the past decade. In... Read More

  • Video: Chancellor Blank details accomplishments, urges support for UW–Madison

    In her final address to the UW System Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin—Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank urged the audience not to take the success of the state’s flagship university for granted.

  • Meeting the continuing challenge of Covid-19

    On Tuesday, we will begin our fifth semester operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. I share everyone’s frustration that the virus continues to negatively affect our lives, both at home and on campus. We are clearly at a point where institutions and public health agencies worldwide are beginning to plan for how to live and operate alongside COVID as it continues to evolve. 

  • 2021 Holiday Greeting

  • Looking back at Fall 2021

    Among the many pieces of advice we received at the start of this semester, one of my favorites came from the child of one of our staff members who quoted a line from the children’s... Read More

  • Veterans enrich our learning community

    On Veterans Day, our nation honors those who have served so well and sacrificed so much. Originally established as Armistice Day, this federal holiday honored veterans of World War I. Later, Congress changed the name... Read More

  • Recognizing our Shared History with the Ho-Chunk Nation

    I hope some of you were able to join us Friday morning as we welcomed leaders of the Ho-Chunk Nation to campus for the raising of the Ho-Chunk Nation flag atop Bascom Hall — the... Read More

  • Lunch with the Chancellor 2021

    Chancellor Blank addressed alumni, donors and friends for her final Lunch with the Chancellor Homecoming event on Oct. 28. Her talk included her final “pop quiz” from the podium.

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