A freshman reflects on becoming a Badger

Dahlia Tesfamichael, who turned down Harvard to attend UW-Madison, discusses making tough choices, pursuing chemistry and looking forward to a bright future.

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Sharing the Shakesconsin Idea

As campus anticipates the arrival of the “First Folio,” two L&S professors team up to explore the Bard’s impact.

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Whatever happened to Jessie and Michael?

We check back in with two L&S students, who received advice from the liberal arts community back in 2014.

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Sociology student honored for her social justice work

A Multicultural Student Center award is just one accomplishment of this emerging leader.

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Spencer Jastrow a natural selection for Phi Beta Kappa

An appreciation for nature led this senior into environmental studies and political science. 

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The Honors Program enriches the L&S experience

Honors students appreciate more rigorous educational experiences, exciting research opportunities and the chance to work closely with faculty.

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Students answer: Why the liberal arts?

Excerpts from three outstanding L&S student submissions to the UW-System’s 11th annual Liberal Arts Essay Contest reveal unique insights about the value and importance of a diverse and varied education.

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Researchers contribute to study of mammoth survival on tiny island

A geography professor and graduate student were significant contributors to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Old technology provides modern lessons to students in archaeology

For decades, archeology professor Mark Kenoyer has practiced and studied technologies of ancient cultures. It is an experience he has sought to bestow on students enrolled in the ancient technology and invention classes he has taught each summer since 1988. 

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