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.
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.
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.
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.
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.