Cora Marrett to receive UW-Madison honorary degree

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has selected sociologist Cora Marrett as a recipient of an honorary degree this May. Educator and philanthropist Tashia Morgridge and the late musician Clyde Stubblefield were also selected. 

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'Modern Family' co-creator and UW-Madison alum to speak at spring 2017 commencement

Steven Levitan (B.A.'84, Communication Arts), co-creator and executive producer of the ABC hit comedy "Modern Family" and a UW-Madison alum, will deliver the keynote at the May 13 ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium.

Levitan is an Emmy Award-winning producer who has been making television comedies for more than 20 years. A Chicago native, Levitan's honors include nine Emmy Awards for writing, producing and directing, five Writers Guild Awards, two Humanitas Prizes, a Peabody Award, five Producers Guild Awards, a Comedy Writer of the Year Award, four AFI awards, two Television Critics Awards and a Directors Guild of America nomination.

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DeShawn McKinney wins Marshall Scholarship

UW-Madison student Deshawn McKinney has been named a winner of the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious award given to up to 40 scholars each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. 

In November, he was named a Rhodes finalist. McKinney is a senior majoring in English-creative writing.

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UW-Madison student named Rhodes Finalist

Deshawn McKinney, a University of Wisconsin-Madison senior majoring in English - Creative Writing, has been named a Rhodes finalist. Candidates are judged on a proven record of intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, leadership ability, and the energy to fully utilize their talents.

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Institute for Research on Poverty named national Poverty Research Center

The nation’s longest standing center for poverty research has been awarded a five-year, $9.5 million cooperative agreement to serve as the national Poverty Research Center.

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