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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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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A peek at the Hamel Music Center

It was black tie very optional, but a hard hat and closed-toe shoes required, during a recent tour of the Hamel Music Center, as representatives from the design team offered a sneak preview.

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Breaking ground with Grace

Grace Wahba, who retired in August, was the first female faculty member in the Department of Statistics at UW-Madison. Her work centered on the extraction of information from large data sets, particularly in the medical field.

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