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Forgotten story of why they marched

Photo: 1963 March on Washington

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. The day is best remembered for the stirring "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the impact the nonviolent demonstration that day had on the civil rights movement. What is not remembered as well, says history professor William P. Jones in a new book, "The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights," is that the march was as much about economic equality as civil liberties.

Top Stories

Lifesaving Station issues water safety reminder

Photo: Lifesaving station floatation device

With the tragic drowning of a student in Lake Mendota last week, the UW Lifesaving Station is reminding people of the lake’s potential dangers and encouraging all of those enjoying the water to use caution. Related: Campus mourns the loss of Richard de La Cruz.

New UW spot to make its halftime debut

This Saturday, when the Badgers head to the locker room during halftime of their first home football game of the season, television viewers will get their first look at UW-Madison’s new institutional spot. Learn the story behind "Keep On."

DoIT at Badger Fest

Visit the DoIT Tech Store table Wednesday, Sept. 4 on the Union South Plaza from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for giveaways, deals and a coupon for a $5 Tech Store gift card!

Around Campus

Open House showcases university-business collaboration

UW schools and colleges showcased their relationships with corporate partners at the university’s Corporate Open House Thursday at Union South. More than 140 representatives from businesses throughout the Midwest attended the daylong event sponsored by the Office of Corporate Relations and the UW Foundation.

Carbone director steps down, interim director named

After serving 12 years as UW Carbone Cancer Center director, George Wilding is returning to his academic activities as Anderson Professor of Medicine within the Department of Medicine. Howard Bailey has been named interim director, effective September 1.

Inside Info

A wall of advice for new vet med students

Photo: welcome note on bulletin board

Athough they're posted at the School of Veterinary Medicine, many of the notes to incoming students written by Vet Med faculty, staff and their older peers could apply to anyone embarking on a new campus challenge — such as, "Sleep, breathe and laugh," for example.


Ludois applies research advances to shrink devices

Navigating between the startup world and the academic world can prove a challenge for just about any researcher. As a cofounder of the company C-Motive Technologies, Daniel Ludois pioneered a capacitive power coupler that has the potential to make electric motors smaller, more efficient and cheaper.

Don’t miss Badger Bash this Saturday

Join Mike Leckrone and the Marching Band for this ultimate tailgate experience at Union South two and a half hours before kickoff.


Blank welcomed with ‘Bec-Key Lime Pie’ ice cream

As the new chancellor, Rebecca Blank has plenty on her plate. But on Monday, she got the scoop on a new Babcock ice cream, named in her honor. Bec-Key Lime Pie will be available campuswide starting Sept. 1. Blank got a sneak taste of the flavor, which was selected from more than 400 suggestions during a contest.


Melli honored by ABA, Law School

Photo: Marygold Melli

Emerita law professor Marygold Melli adds two recent honors: The American Bar Association has named her a recipient of its annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, and the Law School organized a workshop to celebrate her work.


Welcome back to a new semester!

Photo: Bascom Hall

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