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Poetry award winner: ‘For me, trees will never be just trees’

Tiana Clark, a poetry fellow at UW–Madison, is the 2017 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. The University of Pittsburgh Press awarded the honor in recognition of her collection I Can’t Talk about the Trees without the Blood.

Cars are extremely rare for students living on UW’s campus

According to U.S. News, UW-Madison was one of four universities where zero percent of students living on campus have cars. The percentage does not include students who live off campus and may have cars.

Who makes the best freeze-dried cake bites? The UW team!

Kayla Saslow and her teammates from UW focused on sustainability with their entry, Black Forest Sustai-a-Bites. They used cocoa shells, added chocolate flavor and freeze-dried it. They won the Bimbo-sponsored baking contest.


A Ph.D. at age 23

Julia Nepper received her Ph.D. in biophysics from UW–Madison in December. “Just because I seem like a genius to accomplish all this, I’m still human and still have failures. So don’t feel bad about failing,” Nepper says.

Let Cupid’s arrow strike you this Valentine’s Day

Open your heart to some Valentine’s Day joy, as throughout the coming week, there will  events throughout campus. They include Valentine-themed treats in Badger Markets, dance lessons and chocolate- and card-making at the Unions.

Students give UW–Madison high marks in survey

According to a recent survey, 91 percent of UW-Madison seniors say they would attend UW-Madison again. Interestingly, they reported spending more time on assigned reading but less time writing than peers at other universities.


Philanthropy Lab class has simple mission: GIve away money

The three-credit Philanthropy Lab class offers an innovative learning opportunity in philanthropic giving. This week, the students distributed $50,000 to three nonprofit groups of their choice following a rigorous assessment and evaluation process.

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Search launched to hire vice chancellor for student affairs

A search has been launched for the role of vice chancellor for student affairs. The new position will be the university’s chief student affairs officer and responsible for overseeing and coordinating a wide range of student services.

Proposed tax changes costly for UW–Madison graduate students

Proposed tax law changes being considered by Congress would tax the value of waived tuition for graduate students. Three UW–Madison graduate students share how it would affect them. One says “it would be simply infeasible for me to attend graduate school” under these laws.

Watch Spice Adams take on Badger bowler Peter Kortes

Former Chicago Bear Anthony “Spice” Adams from the Big Ten Network faces off with Peter Kortes of the UW–Madison men’s bowling team. Can the former Bear beat Kortes at his own game?