In the Cap Times: UW-Madison alums start a movement with #BlackandHooded pride

It’s graduation season, and UW-Madison alums Anthony Wright and Brian Allen are promoting #BlackandHooded to black recipients of advanced degrees, inviting them to share photos celebrating their accomplishments.

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In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin alums use #BlackandHooded to recognize African-Americans earning advanced degrees

Using social media, two University of Wisconsin-Madison alums have created a movement among African-American students in higher education that has two goals: one academic, the other political.

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In Madison 365: #BlackandHooded goes viral: One year later, UW-Madison alumni find themselves leading a movement

Last spring, Anthony Wright reached out to his best friend, Brian Allen, to find a way to publicly celebrate the accomplishments of African-American recipients of advanced degrees across the country. The two have been best friends since their undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and both were finishing up master’s degrees in higher education.

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UW–Madison alum wins $90,000 scholarship for immigrants with outstanding potential

HaoYang (Carl) Jiang has made astounding progress toward “The American Dream.” His journey, though, has been arduous. An immigrant from China at age 5, Jiang found himself alone and homeless as an adolescent. Public education and the support of friends and teachers saved him, he says, putting him on a path that led to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy.

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EatStreet prospers eight years after idea was cooked up by UW-Madison students

EatStreet, a Madison tech startup that enables online delivery orders at more than 15,000 restaurants in 250-plus cities nationwide, continues to build on an offer that a restaurant can’t refuse.

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Thinking about your career? Read these ten things you've gotta know, from an L&S alum

Martin A. Preizler (BS, Sociology, 1966; MS, Public Policy & Administration, 1986) worked for 47 years in government, non-profit and for-profit organizations. He’s got some great advice for Letters & Science students.

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Sociology alumnus Matthew Desmond in the New York Times: In 83 million eviction records, a sweeping and intimate new look at housing in America

This courthouse handles every eviction in Richmond, a city with one of the highest eviction rates in the country, according to new data covering dozens of states and compiled by a team led by the Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond. Two years ago, Mr. Desmond turned eviction into a national topic of conversation with “Evicted,” a book that chronicled how poor families who lost their homes in Milwaukee sank ever deeper into poverty.

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In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 5 things to know about food delivery app EatStreet as its rapid national growth continues

The Madison-based food ordering and delivery app EatStreet is one of the recent success stories in the Wisconsin startup scene. The company founded in a dorm room at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 has become a real player in the online food ordering business across the United States. EatStreet connects diners in more than 250 cities to more than 15,000 restaurants. 

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Man of da Minute

With his hit comedy news show, the Manitowoc Minute, L&S grad Charlie Berens shares a slice of Wisconsin with the rest of the world.

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