The College of Letters & Science is home to the humanities, the natural, physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences at UW-Madison. UW’s “fearless sifting and winnowing” philosophy was born right here.

“That’s what my liberal arts, well-rounded education helps with: understanding different kinds of people better.”

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“While academics are certainly important, you’re here for an education in life as well.”

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“I feel like I’m ready to be here on this campus. I feel like my contribution, big or small, is going to be here.”

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“One quote I believe is very true is, ‘College is about who you talk with.’”

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Ada Deer named first Elder-in-Residence

A new initiative at UW-Madison seeks to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges. The inaugural participant is Ada Deer, a nationally recognized social worker, community organizer, political leader and champion of American Indian rights. 

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Ready to talk

They’re politically savvy and well-versed in policy. But a group of political science students wants to do something practically unheard of in today’s partisan landscape: Listen to each other. 

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Warming up to hygge

A traditional Danish concept is giving Americans the warm fuzzies. But a Scandinavian Studies professor warns we might be missing the true essence of hygge. 

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