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The Camp Randall 100

Photo: Aerial view of Camp Randall Stadium during football game

Opened in 1917, Camp Randall Stadium has been home to countless memorable moments in its first 100 years. Now, the "Camp Randall 100" will honor individuals who shaped the century by playing, coaching, performing, appearing or attending an event at the stadium. Beginning May 24, a new member of the distinctive group will be revealed each day leading up to the kickoff of the 2017 football season Sept. 1 vs. Utah State. Whom would you nominate?

Top Stories

Dedication ceremony inaugurates Black Cultural Center

Marquise Mays

For several months, Marquise Mays avoided even glancing at the construction of the new Black Cultural Center inside the Red Gym. Mays, a junior from Milwaukee and president of the Wisconsin Black Student Union, said he wanted his first look to be special, free of any preconceptions. That moment arrived Tuesday.  

Our Wisconsin to expand, based on pilot’s success

Photo: Rebecca Blank

Our Wisconsin, a pilot program for incoming students about culture, identity, diversity and inclusion, will expand this fall to become part of SOAR. "Participants showed greater interest and openness to conversations and interactions with diverse groups," says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

DiscoverPD: A guide to professional development

Grad Students: need a jump start on your IDP? Use DiscoverPD to plan skill development and professional growth.

Around Campus

Video: Bridges shares memories of 3 decades with UWPD

Photo: Brian Bridges

After more than 32 years of service, UW Police Assistant Chief Brian Bridges is hanging up his badge. Yesterday, on his final day with the de-partment, he shared some treasured objects that symbolize memorable moments he has experienced over the years. Related: UWPD announcement of Bridges' retirement.

Study follows children through school, start-to-finish

Photo: Catherine Compton-Lilly

UW literacy expert Catherine Compton-Lilly has published a new book that follows a group of students from 1st grade through high school. The work started when she was a 1st grade teacher and took two decades to complete. The longitudinal research allows for insights that are invisible in shorter-term projects.

Campus Initiatives

Performance management software coming to campus

Photo: Supervisor talking to employee

A new software program will streamline and track activities required by UW-Madison’s performance management policy. The policy calls for regular conversation between man-agers and employees, including goal setting, midpoint review and summary evaluation. The software will help keep tabs on all of it.

Inside Info

Ladder safety: Knowing right from rung

Photo illustration: Step ladder

The first step toward ladder safety may be not to use one. Consider how you can keep your feet on the ground and still get your work done — for example, use telescopic poles with attachments to saw off tree branches, change light bulbs, dust, and wash windows as a safe alternative. But if you must climb a ladder, here are some tips.


New faculty focus: Tom Linsmeier

Photo: Tom Linsmeier

Wisconsin native and UW alumnus Tom Linsmeier says in his field of accounting, "there are no right answers," as it involves many judg-ments and estimates. It took the self-described sports fanatic five years after grad school here to get over the allure of the Terrace, and now that he's back, it's his favorite campus haunt.

You are invited

Help shape the future of the Wisconsin Union. Share your ideas at our Town Hall Meeting, Tues., March 7, 4:30-6 p.m. at Union South. Light refreshments on us.

In Memoriam

Richard helmed alumni magazine in 1950s

Photo: George Richard

George Richard, a UW-Madison graduate and editor of the Wisconsin Alumnus magazine from 1951 to 1959, died Feb. 16 at age 93. He served in World War II, then finished his journalism studies here in 1947. His daughter, Jane Richard, serves as deputy secretary of the faculty.

In the Media

UW students divided on fees proposal

Photo: F.H. King sustainable garden

The Chronicle of Higher Ed examines the debate over a proposal to let students opt out of paying $89 in annual fees to support a variety of student services and organizations. The story cites a sustainable agriculture group that could lose funding, and a student who doesn't like paying for things he doesn't use.

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