In June 2015, Nancy Nicholas and the late Albert “Ab” Nicholas made one of the largest donations in UW–Madison’s history: a $50 million matching gift to inspire alumni and friends to join them in supporting UW students.
Now the match has been completed, resulting in a total of $100 million in new gifts, including the match from the Nicholases. These gifts will be invested in the UW Foundation’s endowment, and will generate about $4.5 million in annual scholarships.
Each year, 21 students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison participate in a unique capstone project: writing, designing, publishing and circulating an award-winning publication, Curb Magazine.
In September, as Curb staff members debated the philosophy behind this year’s issue, they finally came to a last-minute consensus: at a time of such division, why not talk about love?
More than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students at UW–Madison are united by a common thread: the need for English language skills. The ESL program — part of the English Department — recently celebrated the launch of a new interactive learning lab. Dan Pell, the designer of the learning lab, sought to create a dynamic space that provided flexibility for instructors based on different learning goals.
It’s no secret on campus that introductory computer science courses can be quite challenging—so a new tutoring lab within the Department of Computer Sciences is ready to provide students with the extra help they may need to succeed.
The Computer Sciences Learning Center opened on a pilot basis during the spring 2016 semester and has become more established this fall, with a roster of fifteen tutors who keep it open 6 hours per day, four days a week. Students can drop in for as-needed, peer-to-peer help, rather than needing to abide by the office hours of a professor or TA.
The College of Letters & Science enjoyed a fantastic year, from research breakthroughs in every discipline, to breaking ground for a new music center that will transform campus and redefine what it means to pursue a musical education at UW-Madison.
We've compiled a few of the stories from a year defined by great achievements and great generosity.
UW-Madison student Deshawn McKinney has been named a winner of the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious award given to up to 40 scholars each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.
In November, he was named a Rhodes finalist. McKinney is a senior majoring in English-creative writing.
In the Wisconsin State Journal: UW-Madison activist wins prestigious scholarship; follows becoming Rhodes finalist
UW-Madison student activist Deshawn McKinney has been named a winner of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, awarded to 40 American students each year to attend graduate school in any field in the United Kingdom. Last month, McKinney was named a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Scholarship winners go on to graduate studies at Oxford University in England.
On Thursday, Nov. 17, one of the original members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, with a new member of the group, journalist Sasha Bogina, gave a public conversation and Q&A in the Wisconsin Union Theater about their activism and current work.
Deshawn McKinney, a University of Wisconsin-Madison senior majoring in English - Creative Writing, has been named a Rhodes finalist. Candidates are judged on a proven record of intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, leadership ability, and the energy to fully utilize their talents.