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Unlimited vision

Photo: Drew Hasley with guide dog Shade

When you ask questions about Drew Hasley, the answers often revolve, paradoxically enough, around questions. He was selected for his first research job by a professor who was impressed by the difficulty of his questions in class. And Hasley’s graduate advisor describes him as "always raising questions and thinking about various aspects of a problem." All of which leads to another question: How did Hasley accomplish the work necessary to become the first legally blind person with a UW-Madison doctorate in genetics?

Top Stories

Blank and Alvarez initiate stadium policy review

Photo: Camp Randall stadium

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Athletic Director Barry Alvarez have initiated a review of Camp Randall Stadium policies in response to a fan's display of a noose at Saturday's football game. In a statement, they said their goal is "ensuring that symbols of this type are not displayed in our stadium again."

Blank’s Slate: Good news on student outcomes

Photo: Rebecca Blank

Some key indicators for UW-Madison students are encouraging, Chancellor Rebecca Blank says, with positive signs for retention, gradu-ation and diversity. "That we are doing this in an era of rising enrollment and tightening budgets is remarkable," she says. "I hope you all take as much pride in this as I do."

Friday is last day to vote early

Graphic: Hand placing ballot in box

Time is running out to vote early if you don't want to wait until election day. One-stop registration and early voting are offered for Madison residents through Friday in the Stu-dent Activity Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and at Union South from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Related: Early voting elsewhere in Dane County.

Stop into the DoIT Tech Store Nov. 14-18

Amazing deals on popular tech, giveaways, and the DoIT Prize Wheel await you at the DoIT Tech Store, November 14-18!

Around Campus

Faculty members watching presidential campaign issues

Photo: Janet Hyde

As the presidential election approaches, it’s not just political science experts who turn their attention to the candidates. Many more faculty, such as gender and women's studies Professor Janet Hyde, are conducting relevant research and following political developments. Here’s what a few of them are watching.

UWPD invites public comment for accreditation

Graphic: UWPD logo

A team of assessors will arrive on campus Nov. 6 to examine all aspects of the UW-Madison Police Department. As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session next Tuesday at the Memorial Union.

Campus welcomes 150 Pakistani Fulbright scholars

Photo: Pakistani Fulbright scholars

UW-Madison will host 150 Fulbright scholars from Pakistan beginning today for a three-day orientation focused on social movements in the U.S., particularly #BlackLivesMatter, as well as other issues in the nation, such as marriage equality. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of State.

Business school consortium launched Thiel toward MBA

Photo: Patrick Thiel

As president of a concrete company, Patrick Thiel knows a thing or two about walking on solid ground. But he was "walking on air" when he was accepted to the Wisconsin School of Business MBA program through the Consort-ium for Graduate Study in Management. Related: "Every graduate is a success story."

Outside UW

UW botanist leads petition to protect Venus flytrap

Photo: Don Waller with Venus flytrap plants

UW–Madison ecologists have played a key role in a petition seeking emergency Endangered Species Act protection for the Venus flytrap. “Kids love them, adults love them. It’s a plant that captures the imagination of everybody who sees it,” says botany Professor Don Waller.

Campus Initiatives

Desmond discusses how sociologists communicate

Photo: Matthew Desmond

A former UW-Madison graduate student, Matthew Desmond moved to the head of the class Wednesday, discussing his book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" — this year’s Go Big Read selection — and talking about how sociologists can communicate their work to large audiences.

Order Thanksgiving to Go

Thanksgiving dinner made easy. Pick up pre-cooked dinners with all the trimmings at Union South & then on Thanksgiving Day, just heat & eat!


Three honored by Alliant Foundation and UW System

Photo: Jennifer Smilowitz

Two UW–Madison seniors have been recog-nized by the Alliant Energy Foundation and UW System for outstanding scholarship and community service efforts by students from traditionally underrepresented groups. And medical physicist Jennifer Smilowitz was hon-ored for her commitment to student success.

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