1. UW-Madison students remember Black Student Strike

    Photo of a recent UW-Madison panel discussion at the Memorial Union, in which several of the former students shared their experiences.

    UW-Madison students helped create an oral history project about the Black Student Strike 50 years ago. Joined by white supporters, the students boycotted classes, took over lecture halls, and blocked building entrances while galvanizing community support behind their demands to enroll more African-American students and hire more faculty of color. Several of the former students […]

  2. Getting into the business of undergraduate research at UW-Stevens Point

    As part of his undergraduate research, UW-Stevens Point junior Tyler Hillery is helping Central Wisconsin employers create a hiring process that minimizes employee turnover and saves training dollars. Hillery and his faculty adviser Nikolaus Butz are applying a “Grit Scale” of personality traits, such as courage and endurance, to help local businesses retain employees. Hillery […]

  3. UW-Stout, Mabel Tainter create new Red Cedar Film Festival

    Photo of UW-Stout students in a summer cinema course.

    UW-Stout has collaborated with the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts to create the Red Cedar Film Festival in Menomonie, which will debut in July. The downtown festival venues will include UW-Stout’s historic Harvey Hall Theatre and involve university students majoring in entertainment design and video production. Organizers hope the festival gives an economic boost to the […]

  4. Biology professor Marilyn Tufte celebrates 50 years at UW-Platteville

    Photo of Dr. Marilyn Tufte, who is celebrating 50 years of teaching biology at UW-Platteville

    At its annual employee recognition luncheon, UW-Platteville celebrated the amazing career of one of its professors. Dr. Marilyn Tufte reflected on her 50 years as a biology professor on campus. During her tenure, she designed her own laboratory in Boebel Hall and 40 years later is now helping with the redesign. Read an interview with […]

  5. UW-Oshkosh invites Oshkosh 94 members for time of healing, remembering

    Photo of Sheila Knox, a member of the Oshkosh 94, who served on the Black Thursday Remembered committee. Knox was recognized Dec. 15 at Commencement with an Honorary Doctorate degree, in part for her work in preserving the story and legacy of the Oshkosh 94.

    Last fall at UW-Oshkosh was a time for sharing and healing. Fifty years ago, 94 African-American students were arrested and expelled after demanding improved experiences for students of color. The campus invited these students to return for midyear commencement and an emotional remembrance event. Chancellor Leavitt presented Sheila Knox with an honorary doctorate and recognized other Oshkosh 94 […]

  6. Financial literacy among reasons UW-La Crosse students among tops in loan repayments

    Photo of UW-La Crosse advisor with student

    UW-La Crosse students are near the top of the list nationally for paying back their student loans. UW-La Crosse is ranked No. 13 among four-year public institutions nationwide with the highest five-year repayment rates for Pell Grant recipients. A total of 82 percent of UWL students receiving Pell Grants in the 2010 or 2011 fiscal […]

  7. Internships provide UW-Stevens Point students experience, often lead to jobs

    Photo of Mason Czaikowski

    Mason Czaikowski grew up in Stevens Point and wants to stay in the community. Going to the local university made sense economically and gave him a learning experience at a local business. “I grew up here. I like the community. I really want a career here. The university was a great fit. I was conscious […]

  8. UW-River Falls to join Small World Initiative research program

    Photo of Howard Hughes Medical Institute sponsored Biotechnical Lab

    The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will join 170 partner institutions from 12 nations worldwide this fall as part of the Small World Initiative (SWI) research program. SWI is an international collaboration harnessing the power of student researchers around the world to discover new antibiotics from soil microorganisms, helping address the worldwide health crisis of antibiotic-resistant […]