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Every Badger has a story — from campus happenings to fascinating alumni around the world. Consider WAA your source to be in the know on all things UW.


Harry Weese’s would-be masterpiece became the university’s most controversial piece of architecture.

Alex Gee ’85 has seen the campus through a lot over the past 50 years and is now focusing on building a new Center for Black Excellence and C...

Watch the UW Now Livestream event on May 4 featuring Sarah Condella ’03, MBA ’07, Jirs Meuris, PhD, and Summer Rector ’10.


Health Care & Medical Research

With respect to the UW, what’s the most important test to pass?

A pandemic called. Malia Jones and her team answered.

On Wisconsin

New UN ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield MA’75 reflects on her Louisiana and Badger roots and how they prepared her for the challenges ahead.

Retired professor David Jacobs MA’68, PhD’73 has become a controversial authority on reports of alien abduction.

Manu Raju ’02 offers an inside look at the life of a CNN congressional correspondent during a chaotic period for American politics.


More than 800 alumni from across the state call for increased support.

To meet the growing demand to graduate students with the skills for today’s job market, UW-Madison is strategically investing in building projects ...

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting UW System and UW-Madison budgets.


How many flowers get planted in the W flower bed outside of Humanities?

Do you know the first names behind these iconic buildings?

Alumni Profiles

After she left campus, librarian Louise Butler Walker ’35 quickly found that life was easier when people thought that she was white.

The UW Odyssey Project’s humanities courses tap into the potential of students who face barriers to higher education.

Mary Murphy Edwards ’82 is a rare woman in charge of boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts bouts.

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