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Blank reacts to proposed budget cuts, public authority

Reacting to Gov. Walker’s budget proposal, Chancellor Blank says, “We are willing to do our part in solving the state’s fiscal challenges, but a $300 million cut to … the UW System is too much.” Blank says she will work with legislators to reduce the cut. Related: More details on the budget bill.

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Two students finalists for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison seniors recently made the final round of consideration for some of the top awards in education. They have already made an impact on the UW-Madison community.

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Two Nelson Institute students receive EPA research fellowship grants

Two Nelson Institute graduate students, both pursuing doctoral degrees in Environment and Resources, have been awarded fellowship grants as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program.

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On Wisconsin Society honors student leaders

Meet six juniors and seniors who exemplify the Wisconsin Experience. For their meaningful, lasting contributions to campus — and their Badger spirit — these students were honored in multiple ways during Homecoming.

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Two UW student teams named finalists in national inventors competition

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate teams are among only seven finalists for the 2014 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, which honors the latest in student creativity and innovation.

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UW Law student Sydney Hawthorne awarded Mettner Foundation Scholarship

Sydney Hawthorne, a third-year student at University of Wisconsin Law School, has received the 2014 Joseph P. Mettner Foundation Scholarship.

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Are you on the list?

Did you rock your GPA last semester? If so, you probably ended up on the Dean’s List. View the searchable listing from the Registrar’s Office.

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UW-Madison doctoral student receives national dairy scholarship

A Cleveland native and University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral student has won one of two National Dairy Leadership Scholarships awarded this summer.

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Beta Xi Chapter sends seven members to work on Habitat for Humanity Home

The Beta Xi Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is proud to announce that seven of its members worked all day at a build on a Habitat for Humanity home. Read more »

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Blank: Award-winning students make us all proud

Chancellor Rebecca Blank is recognizing student scholarship winners for excellence over the past academic year. “I can’t wait to see what you do to make this world a better place — to lessen suffering and to continue to learn and to ask questions and to seek answers to important questions,” she says.