An oral history published online today by the University of Wisconsin–Madison recounts the Black Student Strike of February 1969 through the memories of more than two dozen people who organized, participated in or witnessed it.
Hannah was among the roughly 1,300 undergraduates, graduate students and professional students who participated in the ceremony. Thousands more cheered them on, for a total crowd size, including graduates, of 7,999.
Noting a rise in popularity of digital media, faculty associate Deb Pierce introduced the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first-ever digital media strategies class eight years ago. Some of the class’ original students now work as professionals in the communications industry — and Pierce says she expects her current students to follow that same trend, too.
UW–Madison senior, Jamie Dawson, has been chosen as the student speaker for winter commencement on Dec. 16 at the Kohl Center. She will be receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Afro-American studies and psychology.
Amazing summer internships: 7 students tell what they did, what they learned, and what they’ll never forget
Each summer, hundreds of UW–Madison students spread out across the globe for internships. They gain vital job skills — that’s a given. They also explore new cities, discover foreign cultures, and have a lot of fun. We caught up with seven students to learn a little more about their experiences.