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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 »

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.


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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.


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.

Update on UW bias reports

Like many college campuses nationwide, UW-Madison has seen an increase in harassing and uncivil behavior based on race, ethnicity, presumed national origin and political affiliation. Remember: Treat others with respect and decency.


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Athletics announces new policies for home games in wake of noose incident

Athletics has adjusted policies related to the expectations placed upon attendees of its home athletic events. The new standards, part of an ongoing review of fan behavior, carry-in and ticket policies, will be in effect this weekend.

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If you’ve made up your mind, vote now

Election Day isn’t until Nov. 8, but you can cast your ballot now using absentee voting, either by mail or in person. From Oct.  24 to Nov. 4, students can register and vote in the Student Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and in Union South from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.