Introducing…

Meet Rosee Xiong, a Brand New Badger with a talent for technology

“(My parents) urged my oldest sister to go to college, and she became the role model for the rest of us,” Rosee Xiong says. “And now I’m hoping I can be a role model for other minority students and for my younger siblings.”

Brand New Badger: From the race track to the classroom

Tazio Stefanelli is used to life at high speed – for the past seven years he has been racing cars, most recently on the Formula Ford circuit. Now the Elkhorn resident is starting his studies in engineering.

Brand New Badger: A passionate voice on race relations

During his undergraduate years at UW–Whitewater, Kyree Brooks increasingly sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations. Now the Milwaukee native is a first-year graduate student at UW–Madison.

Babcock ice cream

Share your Wiscopinion – and win free stuff!

Every student has a Wiscopinion, right? We want to hear what you think – and we’re giving away free stuff! This week’s topic: your favorite Babcock ice cream flavor. Check back next week for the results. One student will win a $25 gift certificate (one entry per student).

Video: New class teaches sign language

A new class offered this summer teaches students American Sign Language, and students loved the immersive experience. “Sign language is a beautiful mode of communication,” says one participant.

UW researchers create new resource about depression

Researchers have created a resource focused on young adults’ varying experiences with depression. Video and audio clips feature 38 young adults talking about what they’ve gone through, how they cope and where they’ve found hope for the future.

Reaching new heights

In his freshman year, pole vaulter Rashid Coulibaly managed to boost his personal best by an astonishing 2 feet, 7 1/2 inches. See how he did it.

Reaching new heights

Freshman pole vaulter Rashid Coulibaly is already achieving remarkable feats for UW’s track and field team, tying for third-best outdoor vault in UW’s record book at 17 feet, 6½ inches. Learn more about this promising freshman who added 2 feet, 7½ inches to his vault in just five months.

Financial aid office gets social

The Office of Student Financial Aid has come into the social media age and joined both Twitter and Facebook! It’s a great place for you to go to get the latest info on tuition and aid. On Twitter, the handle is @UWMad_FinAid, and the Facebook page is here.

Connect with UW financial aid — on social media

The Office of Student Financial Aid has come into the social media age and joined both Twitter and Facebook! It’s a great place for you to go to get the latest info on tuition and aid. On Twitter, the handle is@UWMad_FinAid, and the Facebook page is here.