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L&S alumni are working in business, government, non-profits, education, high-tech, medicine and law. Many are entrepreneurs. Many are helping to change the world. Together, L&S alumni keep this college and university strong and thriving. 

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Summer Collegiate Experience students can start their fall semester with confidence and a six-credit head start thanks to the Shinners Family Fund Scholarship, which supports Wisconsin residents participating in the Center for Academic Excellence.

“The university gave me a lot of opportunities,” says George Shinners, who received a BS in Psychology in 1961 and an MS in Industrial Relations in 1964. “This is a way for us to offer opportunities. I hope that every one of these students is successful. I expect them to be.”

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In Forbes: Eat Street founders Matt Howard and Alex Wyler named to 30 Under 30 list

EatStreet's Matt Howard (BS'11, Economics and Political Science) and Alex Wyler, along with a third cofounder, met in their freshman year at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and launched its first food delivery website called BadgerBites.com. Seven years later, the now-renamed EatStreet has raised over $37 million, launched in 250 markets and now delivers to more than 1.7 million customers as it moves to dominate delivery in mid-level markets.

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In Forbes: Computer Sciences graduate Danielle Szafir named to 30 Under 30 list

Many big data visualization techniques are based on outdated models that can end up producing misleading results. Szafir aims to change that. Her research involves modeling how the brain perceives visual information, then using those models to develop ways to visualize big data in ways that humans can quickly and correctly understand.

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Alum LeBlanc, George Washington University's newest president, applies CS education to administrative career

"Badger blood doesn’t go away, even though we haven't lived in Madison in a very long time.  My wife and I still think of ourselves as Badgers," says Thomas J. LeBlanc (MS '79, PhD '82). His education in computer science has taken him far:  LeBlanc recently became the 17th president of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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From the Dean

Here’s a little secret: I have a resource in L&S that is very difficult to match. I have 200,000 engaged alumni who are passionate about the place. Most of them are killing it in their careers. Most of them can’t wait to give back.

— John Karl Scholz
Dean, College of Letters & Science
Nellie June Gray Professor of Economics

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