On Wisconsin is published four times a year for alumni and friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, in partnership with University Communications and the University of Wisconsin Foundation. One of the largest circulation alumni magazines in the country, each issue is mailed to some 331,000 homes.
Through this unique partnership, the University of Wisconsin Foundation provides generous funding for the magazine, and editors, writers, graphic designers, photographers, and production assistants at University Communications and the Wisconsin Alumni Association produce the editorial content.
In 1964, the university was marked by rising interest in civil rights, a legendary live music scene, and such a large incoming class that officials considered banning student cars and bicycles and building a campus subway or monorail.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
Take the tradition of storytelling and creativity within the humanities fields and blend it with a commitment to join the digital age, and you have the recipe for an exciting campus evolution.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
As the cost of college education rises, so does the need for financial literacy. UW administrators and researchers are trying to find the best ways to educate students and parents about debt, value, and planning for the future.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
Who sets tuition, and what does it cover, anyway? We look at the bottom line of attending college, steps to keep it affordable, and the reasons why it's well worth the investment.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
The Wisconsin National Guard, with Badgers among its members, is dismantling the massive amount of stuff that supported military efforts in Afghanistan. And a UW professor is playing a key role in bringing it home.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
As our nation faces a great political divide, UW experts and alumni explore the current state of democracy, our voting system, the enormous power and potential of social media, and the hopeful voices of the next generation.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
As a student, UW sociology professor Alice Goffman spent six years immersed in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood. What she learned shaped her understanding of urban policy and inspired a break-out book.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
An excerpt from The Opening Kickoff explores how UW legend Pat O'Dea "put the foot in football" and gained long-overdue respect for the Wisconsin team during the early days of intercollegiate athletics.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
What does it take to produce one of those courses with the funny name? We look at the intense planning, the in-the-field work, and the post-production effort required to create a MOOC.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
The price of season football tickets - and how students buy them - has changed from the team's earliest years. Now, students set alarm clocks and race online, hoping to score.Via On Wisconsin Magazine