New UW-Madison programs aiming to stop sexual assault, alcohol abuse, and racism all revolve around the power of peer intervention by encouraging bystanders to step in and take action.
With a goal of educating young minds for centuries to come, UW-Madison’s campus master plan highlights a long timeline of potential changes to be made to campus, from improved parking availability to the demolition of Van Hise in order to make room for a grassy mall.
In just 15 years, state support for the UW System has dropped more than a third, which, in combination with the maintained tuition freeze, threatens the quality of education that the University of Wisconsin can provide.
Following a slew of racially-targeted incidents on campus last year, UW-Madison has introduced several new initiatives in hopes of improving the racial climate on campus, which critics fear may limit the “fearless sifting and winnowing” of ideas at the heart of the university.
Following changes to the structure and options for summer term, UW-Madison saw an increase in summer 2016 undergraduate enrollment of 10 percent from 2015 to more than 6,800 students. In a recent blog post, Chancellor Blank reflects on these successes and focuses on further improvements to come.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the 10th best public college in the nation among a pool of more than 310 national doctoral universities.
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association’s Project 72, named for the 72 counties in Wisconsin, utilizes the stories of members from every county to showcase the lasting and powerful relationship that exists between UW-Madison and communities across the state.
According to UW Regents, Regina Millner and John Robert Behling, every dollar of taxpayer support for the UW System provides at least $10 return to the Wisconsin economy, making it the state’s best return on investment.
Following UW System requests for extended state funding over the next two years, Governor Scott Walker’s spokesman Tony Evenson divulged that the upcoming budget will include new performance-based funding for the system. The Governor also plans to reinstate the tuition freeze for resident tuition, an action that UW advocates fear could threaten the system’s quality […]