Campus Life

Come celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 22

UW-Madison students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2018 UW–Madison MLK Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 22, from 3 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Union. It features volunteer service opportunities, justice dialogue sessions, an art project and a free dinner accompanied by a student keynote panel.

Wiscopinion: What do you want to ask you fellow students?

With a semester’s worth of Wiscopinion polls, we want to find out what sort of questions you would ask your fellow students. Answer and win a $25 gift certificate to the University Bookstore. In last week’s poll, we asked what type of music you like to study to, and most said instrumental.

Happy Holidays from Chancellor Blank, Bucky and Hanns Kuttner

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and her husband Hanns Kuttner want to wish you a happy winter break and holidays. Oh, and Bucky too (even though he can’t talk). “You make this a great community in which to live, learn and work,” Blank says.

Wiscopinion: What type of music do you listen to while studying?

It seems a lot of you actually like your relatives and family. Last week we asked you about what you were most looking forward to over break, and the top priority for most (41 percent) was seeing your family. Second was sleeping in. This week, we want to know your go-to study music.

All you need is an idea to compete

Transcend Madison, UW’s student-led innovation competition on April 4-5, will offer more than $40,000 in prizes. But plan ahead, because initial registration is due by Jan. 1. See all the details here.

Student forum to discuss climate survey results set for Dec. 13

A student forum to discuss the university’s first-ever campus-wide climate survey results and engage students in the ongoing conversation around improving campus climate will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Memorial Union. This event was rescheduled from December 4.



The history of ‘On, Wisconsin’ — a battle cry

With basketball starting up, hockey in the midst of their season and football approaching an exciting end, there are lots of opportunities for you to say “On, Wisconsin.” But why do we say “On, Wisconsin”? Where does it come from? Turns out, it was a battle cry used in the Civil War, and its anniversary is coming up this weekend.

Two seniors named finalists for Rhodes Scholarship

UW–Madison seniors Kyra Fox and Ross Dahlke competed with thousands of top students from around the country for the prestigious scholarship. They were among 228 who made it to the final stage of the competition.

2017 Diversity Forum raises student voices

Underrepresented students from a variety of backgrounds were at the forefront of this year’s diversity forum. Learn more about their experiences at UW–Madison, and how many have been working to make the campus more inclusive of all.


Photo: Rebecca Blank standing in front of Bascom Hall with Bucky Badger banner

Chancellor announces new student affairs leadership role

Chancellor Rebecca Blank plans to strengthen student services and the student experience at UW–Madison through the creation of a vice chancellor for student affairs. The position aims to serve the needs of students.