Mike Leckrone has a secret. Eagle-eyed fans may be wondering why the iconic band conductor has been missing from University of Wisconsin sporting events, especially NCAA basketball tournaments. “I had double-bypass heart surgery,” explains Leckrone, 80.
UW-Madison senior Elise Schimke loves to read and often seeks solitude. Her go-to place is a library. So when it came time to pick a subject for a project in an elective photo class, her choice was automatic. She then went on to do something few Badgers can lay claim to — visit each of the more than 40 libraries on campus.
The Great World Texts program has nearly 2,000 high school students across the state reading Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and will bring many of them together for a celebration of literature on April 3.
Recruiting is a major undertaking at Epic. The company has been hiring nearly 1,000 workers per year over the past seven years to grow a workforce of more than 9,000 employees. The company's recruiters go to college campuses across the country, from major Midwestern research institutions like the UW to small private campuses on the coasts.
Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. Nine of those faculty members teach in the College of Letters & Science.
Danielle Evans is no stranger to praise. During her 33 years, the UW assistant professor of creative writing has graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, been featured in The Paris Review, and published a wildly successful 2010 short story collection about race and coming of age in 21st-century America, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self.
UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation's best in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools." This year, the Economics, English, History, Library & Information Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology ranked highly.