On May 16th, when many faculty and students are putting the semester behind them and looking toward summer, a community of dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators joined together to honor 18 Assistant Professors graduating from the Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) program.
Each spring, the Arts Institute recognizes achievements and professional service along with supporting future creative endeavors and research. L&S honorees are Ron Kuka from the English Department's Creative Writing Program and Beverly Taylor from the Mead Witter School of Music.
In an editorial for the Wisconsin State Journal, professor and chair of the English department Russ Castronovo writes on how "the work of higher education is inseparable from the larger project of making society more democratic."
This weekend, 8,123 students will graduate from UW–Madison, their individual stories becoming part of the rich history of the Badger experience. Some overcame immense challenges to get here. Many persevered through adversity to earn their degrees. All have achieved a cherished goal.
UW-Madison student Hajjar Baban is one of two finalists for the inaugural position of National Youth Poet Laureate. The title will be bestowed for the first time on April 26 by the literary arts organization Urban Word and leading national poetry organizations.
Six months after graduating, Eric Barrow ’93 was knocking around Tokyo, brushing up on his Japanese, and considering a career in international relations when the Wisconsin football team rolled into town for a big game at the Tokyo Dome. Barrow, a lifetime sports devotee who had dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, sneaked onto the practice field and met Steve Rushin, a reporter for Sports Illustrated.
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.