In On Wisconsin Magazine: The voice

For Spanish-speaking members of the St. Louis Cardinals, translator Alexandra Noboa-Chehade ’09 is an essential part of the team. “You eat, sleep, and dream baseball,” she says.

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Political Newsmaker

Katherine Cramer, a political science professor and director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, spent five years popping into small Wisconsin towns to chat with citizens. What she discovered was a growing sense of bitterness. Her book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, explores that feeling of being overlooked that many media have since cited as one reason behind the rise of Donald Trump to the presidency. 

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Professor Barry Burden in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin's retirement system is a competitive advantage

The state’s retirement system was one of the things that brought me to Wisconsin. When I was being recruited to be a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, I was attracted by a few obvious strengths: a university with a superb reputation, terrific students and colleagues, and the livability and natural beauty of the region.

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Quoted in The Economist: Kathy Cramer on America’s urban-rural divides

Kathy Cramer of the University of Wisconsin-Madison followed the same groups of voters in Wisconsin from 2007 to 2012 and wrote about her findings in “The Politics of Resentment”.

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In The Guardian: The great American fallout: how small towns came to resent cities

It’s no secret Donald Trump benefited from rural voters. But Democrat or Republican, they usually tell Katherine Cramer – who has spent a decade visiting residents of small-town Wisconsin – the same thing: it’s the cities that get all the breaks, and then have the gall to look down on them, too.

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Iwanter Prize recognizes excellence in undergraduate humanities scholarship

Th Iwanter Prize provides an unrestricted $2,000 award to one graduating senior who, through a senior thesis and general academic distinction, demonstrates outstanding humanities-based scholarship of a broad and interdisciplinary nature. This year's winner is Isaiah Stock (B.A.’16, Political Science), with Samuel Gee (B.A.’16, History and Religious Studies) garnering an honorable mention. 

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The internship advantage

L&S students like Grace Corry find experience in the working world a powerful launchpad to successful careers.

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WAA presents award to two outstanding L&S faculty

To acknowledge some of the faculty who have helped the Wisconsin Alumni Association further its mission of engaging with alumni and lifelong learners, WAA presents the Ken and Linda Ciriacks Alumni Outreach Excellence Award to Mike Wagner and John Hawks. 

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: A refuge for hope

At the peak of the refugee crisis in Greece, Amed Khan (B.A.’91, Political Science and International Studies) found a way to bring humanity to an inhumane place.

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