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.
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.
UW alumni who were in Madison during an era known for its protests and flamboyant pop culture will return to campus this summer for a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Susan Barribeau BA’77, English, MA’91, Library & Information Studies, had no time to waste when she came across a listing for 25 sketchbooks that had belonged to Margaret and Florence Hoopes. She recognized their names immediately. It was 2008, and Barribeau — then the new English-language humanities librarian and literary-collections curator for UW-Madison Libraries — had struck gold.
Mike Matucheski, a University of Wisconsin–Madison history alumnus, and his team from Sartori Company had two cheeses that were ranked in the top 20 at the World Championship Cheese Contest.
A groundbreaking atmospheric scientist, a brilliant U.S. diplomat and an esteemed businessman and philanthropist will be awarded honorary doctoral degrees at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in May.
The influence of Lloyd Barbee LLB’56, a civil rights leader and lawyer in the 1960s and ’70s, lives on through Justice for All: Selected Writings of Lloyd A. Barbee, which was edited by Barbee’s daughter and civil rights lawyer Daphne Barbee-Wooten ’75. The book includes a foreword by Wisconsin congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee, who describes Barbee’s lasting impact on the state and the nation.