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Big Apple Badgers: Stacy Igel

Photo: Stacy Igel with fashion model

New York-based fashion designer Stacy Igel, whose Boy Meets Girl clothing line is found in major department stores across the country, has made it big in a business that’s always changing. A key to her success, she says, is staying true to what the brand represents: “This time in life — your first meeting, your first love, … your first, you know, everything.” Igel (sounds like “eagle”) found her niche in UW–Madison’s School of Human Ecology and Wisconsin School of Business. She’s our latest “Big Apple Badger.”

Top Stories

Explaining the tuition increase proposal

Photo: Chancellor Rebecca Blank

Chancellor Rebecca Blank says she doesn't take the issue of tuition lightly. She says it's necessary to raise tuition for nonresident undergrads and certain professional students to market levels, which will help subsidize lower tuition for Wisconsin residents and maintain the quality of the university.

Curb Magazine is all about love in Wisconsin

Photo: Cover of Curb Magazine

As Curb Magazine staff members debated this year's theme, they came to a consensus: At a time of such division, why not talk about love? From love of the land to cherished traditions and strong passions, “Wisconsin: A Love Story” focuses on the many different forms that love takes in our state.

Connect to Wisconsin’s conservation legacy

Follow in Aldo Leopold’s footsteps through a new series of classes that enrich our collective understanding of what it means to know nature. Explore the options.

Around Campus

Program strives for diversity in STEM fields

Photo: Margo Batie

The GEM consortium is a national network of universities and employers committed to achieving greater diversity in the science, technology, engineering and math fields by advancing the careers of talented graduate students from underrepresented groups. Meet this year's cohort of GEM fellows.

Q & A: Graduate networked his way to study in China

Photo: Brian Drout

Brian Drout has been named a Schwarzman Scholar, receiving full tuition for a master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman seeks to “prepare the next generation of global leaders.” Related: Rhodes finalist McKinney wasn't done yet.

Campus Initiatives

Website guides you in creating online courses

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Are you just beginning to explore teaching online? Have you been asked to transition your course online or assist in this process? Whatever your current role, as the semester ends and you start planning for next year, it's a good time to visit the Design + Teach + Engage website.

Inside Info

Why do athletes get more cavities?

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So many things typically distinguish accomplished athletes from the rest of us — greater strength and endurance, better balance, faster reactions — but one of the more surprising differences is that, according to dental studies, they also tend to get more cavities. CALS students investigated.

Technology, Tours and Treats

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2-5 p.m. at the Pyle Center. Learn about Lecture Capture, Video Production and Webinar Tools. Treats and tours, too.


Okoli presided over many successful building projects

Photo: Daniel Okoli

Daniel Okoli, university architect and director of capital planning and development, is leaving UW-Madison for a job at Northern Arizona University. Okoli has overseen more than 115 capital projects totaling over $3 billion. He was also the first chairperson of the VCFA’s Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity Council.

In Memoriam

Jack Fowler, pioneer in radiation biology, dies at 91

Photo: Jack Fowler

John Francis “Jack” Fowler, professor emeritus of human oncology and medical physics, died Dec. 1 at his home in London. He was 91. A physicist by training, Fowler gradually shifted his research emphasis and is considered one of the founders of modern radiation biology.

In the Media

Selig’s students put Hall of Famer on hot seat

Photo: Bud Selig

Former Baseball Commissioner and newly-minted Hall of Fame member Bud Selig dealt with a touchy subject recently in the class he teaches at UW-Madison, ESPN reports. The topic was steroid use, and his students grilled him on why he didn't do more about it. "Did they ever," Selig said. "They were tough."

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