Knowledge is power

How does a farmer’s son end up running one of the nation’s top utility companies? John Rowe attributes his success to working hard, taking chances and heeding lessons from history. 

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Bortin’s landmark in journalism saw Russia open up

UW–Madison alumna Meg Bortin went from being a non-journalism major to becoming a correspondent and editor at Reuters-France. In 1992, she started up the first independent English language daily newspaper in Russia: The Moscow Times.

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Ada Deer: A lifetime of firsts

Forty years ago, UW–Madison alumna Ada Deer was knocking on doors, waiting for them to open.

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Commencement spotlight: The road less taken leads military vet to his ‘dream school’

When he realized that UW–Madison, his dream school, was not going to happen academically, he stunned his family and friends by enlisting in the Army.

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EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship

The founders of EatStreet, a national food ordering and delivery company, were honored Nov. 14 with the UW–Madison 2018 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.

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Savoring success

Alum George Hamel, Jr., settles into “retirement” as the patriarch of a family-run winery.

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Misdemeanorland

By the early 1990s, misdemeanor arrests began to outpace felony arrests in New York. Now its most common criminal-justice encounters are for misdemeanors — not more serious felonies — and the most common outcome is not prison, according to Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’00.

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LOL Brian Stack is behind some of the funniest lines — and skits — on late-night TV.

As the chipper CEO of a charity called 1-877-CARS-4-SHARKS, writer and actor Brian Stack MA’88 speaks directly to viewers.

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Hmong PhD alum reflects on research, family pride

Pao Vue’s interest in animals and nature began at a young age, eventually leading him to UW–Madison. As his career goals evolved – taking shape in environmental science and conservation – they set Vue on a journey that has made him one of the first Hmong Americans to receive a PhD in his field. 


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