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UW students look at poverty in southern Wisconsin

A team of UW-Madison students met with more than 275 people to better understand poverty in southern Wisconsin and what policy solutions might help. They found many poor families that refuse to give up. The team came up with seven key findings.


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Back to the polls, on Feb. 21.

Didn’t we just have an election? Well another one — for some state and local offices — is Tuesday, Feb. 21.  Here’s all you need to know for how you can vote, and a look at what will be on your ballot.

Q&A and video: ‘Unimpossible Missions’ contest winner speaks

Catch up with the UW-Madison student who won a $100,000 contest against nearly 600 students from 35 different countries by answering the question, Can you unring a bell? The key was finding the right idiom to tackle, he says.


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Nicholas match raises $100 million for scholarships

A generous match has been completed, resulting in $100 million being raised to generate about $4.5 million in annual scholarships. In June 2015, Nancy Nicholas and Albert “Ab” Nicholas pledged a $50 million matching gift to get it started.

Ninja champions relied on energy, teamwork

There was no stopping the three-person Wisconsin team on their road to the “Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness” championship. ” Zack Kemmerer, Taylor Amann and Andrew Philibeck beat MIT in the finals on Dec. 20. Kemmerer reflects on the triumph. Read more »

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‘Failure isn’t failure if you turn it into something else’

From the southside of Milwaukee to the United Kingdom. It’s been quite a trip for Deshawn McKinney, a well-known and active student who has won a Marshall Scholarship to study in the U.K.


Scholarship winner: Find ways to reach out internationally

Get to know some international students on campus. Take advantage of study abroad. That’s what Brian Drout did at UW, building a “global network.” Now he’s won a Schwarzman Scholarship for a year of study in China.


Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) on September 24, 2014, in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/The Players' Tribune)

Video: Where would you be without UW?

Take a minute to watch this video of NFL quarterback and former Badger football star Russell Wilson. He wonders where he would be without his time as a Wisconsin Badger. Ask yourself that same question.

Completion delayed for Near West Playfield upgrade

The Division of Recreational Sports has announced a delay in the completion of the Near West Playfield upgrade project.  The completion was estimated to be the week of Thanksgiving, but now will finish in the spring.

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A look at ground-breaking Badger athletes

Following World War II, African American athletes joined UW teams in larger numbers, and for decades, they were the most visible minority students on campus. But they often faced obstacles and discrimination.