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Community ties

Photo: Everett Mitchell

Everett Mitchell became UW-Madison's director of community relations in 2012. Trained as both an attorney and a pastor, Mitchell brought an understanding of the multiple roles played by successful connectors. “All of those dimensions allowed me to go deep into our communities in different ways,” he says. “What we’ve been able to accomplish in just four years is amazing." Mitchell is now preparing to leave for a new position as a Dane County Circuit Court judge. Related: Capital Times coverage of Mitchell's election.

Top Stories

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative proposals selected

Photo: Robert Hamers

Fourteen highly innovative research projects have been chosen for the first round of funding for the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative. Reviewers identified ambitious, early stage research ideas and infrastructure investments in an effort to jump-start innovative interdisciplinary research projects.

Bike season brings safety reminder

Photo: man bicycling in traffic

With the start of spring, UW Police are seeing an increase in bicycle-related accidents. Some of these accidents involve bicyclist colliding with other bicyclists, motor vehicles, and pedestrians. As a bicyclist, you are required by state law to follow the same rules of the road as a motor vehicle.

Summer Sessions
of Blend@UW

Blend@UW now offers three week-long sessions so it’s easier to learn blended course design this summer. Apply by May 2.

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Around Campus

Henry Vilas Zoo launches badger exhibit project

Photo: Girl in Bucky Badger shirt

UW basketball Coach Greg Gard spoke at a press conference Wednesday announcing the “Bring Bucky Home” campaign at the Henry Vilas Zoo Visitor Center. The campaign will raise money to build a Wisconsin Heritage Exhibit that will feature a natural badger enclosure.

Syrian refugee shares story of persecution

Photo: Subhi Nahas

Growing up gay in Syria, Subhi Nahas’ sexuality contributed to a childhood lived largely in isolation, marked by harassment and bullying. “In Syria, as a gay man, you just never feel safe,” he says. Nahas spoke about his experiences as part of the LGBT Campus Center’s Out and About Month.

Campus Initiatives

Session aims to demystify hate/bias reporting

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What exactly is a hate and bias incident, how do you report it and what happens next? Find out at an informational session today from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Concerto Room at Gordon Dining & Event Center. Related: Submit a proposal to improve campus climate.

Ice Cream for Your Thoughts?

Help shape the future of the Wisconsin Union. Come share your ideas and eat [free] ice cream with us. Tues., April 12, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Union South.

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Milestones

Women’s Philanthropy Council’s Champion Awards

Photo: Lori diPrete Brown

Since 2005, the Women’s Philanthropy Council Champion Awards have honored one man and one woman whose efforts have advanced the status of women at UW-Madison. This year's winners are Lori diPrete Brown and Robert Golden.

In the Media

How did voter ID law affect primary election?

Photo: Polling booth with voter

We may never know how many people were deterred from voting by the new photo ID requirement, political scientist Barry Burden tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Madison did not have the kind of long waits seen at Marquette University, which experienced two-hour delays.

Events

Shalala keynote speaker at summit for women

Photo: Donna Shalala

Donna Shalala, president of the Clinton Foundation and former UW-Madison chancellor, and Zimbabwe humanitarian Tererai Trent headline a public slate of speakers for the 2016 Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being April 14-16.

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