Study shows undocumented immigration doesn’t increase violent crime

The impact of undocumented immigration — especially on public safety — remains a contentious topic of discussion in the United States, but "the conversations are occurring in a vacuum of data,” says researcher Michael Light.

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UW student with political ambitions receives prestigious Truman Scholarship

UW-Madison senior Jordan Madden will be able to build upon his mission of helping others as the recipient of a 2018 Truman Scholarship.

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EatStreet prospers eight years after idea was cooked up by UW-Madison students

EatStreet, a Madison tech startup that enables online delivery orders at more than 15,000 restaurants in 250-plus cities nationwide, continues to build on an offer that a restaurant can’t refuse.

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Sociology alumnus Matthew Desmond in the New York Times: In 83 million eviction records, a sweeping and intimate new look at housing in America

This courthouse handles every eviction in Richmond, a city with one of the highest eviction rates in the country, according to new data covering dozens of states and compiled by a team led by the Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond. Two years ago, Mr. Desmond turned eviction into a national topic of conversation with “Evicted,” a book that chronicled how poor families who lost their homes in Milwaukee sank ever deeper into poverty.

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Pam Oliver quoted in the Wall Street Journal: After the ‘March for Our Lives,’ student activists focus on midterm elections

Quoted: Pamela Oliver, a University of Wisconsin sociology professor, said to build a sustained movement after the midterm elections, students have to persuade supporters to persevere through legislative losses and fading media attention. “At some point, you’re going to face setbacks, and you have to be willing to endure when you’re not winning. You have to settle in for the longer haul.”

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UW-Madison announces teaching assistant award winners

Fifteen graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been honored as recipients of the 2017 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards. They will be joined by families, friends, colleagues, and the university administration at the award ceremony on February 20.  

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L&S alumni and students named to Madison365's 2017 Black Power List

Honorees include Toya Washington (B.A.'97, Journalism and Gender & Women's Studies), Keetra Burnette (B.A.'04, Journalism), Victor Barnett (B.A.'82, Communication Arts), Sagashus T. Levingston (Ph.D. candidate in English), and Vanessa McDowell (B.A.'03, Sociology). 

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In CNBC: How Kenny Dichter convinced Warren Buffett to work with him—and built 2 multimillion-dollar businesses

L&S graduate Kenny Dichter (Sociology BA'90) is the founder of Wheels Up, a company that offers private jet memberships.

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Course explores new field at intersection of genomics and society

At a time when sequencing your genes is as simple as spitting in a cup, Jason Fletcher wants to understand how this new trove of data impacts society by helping to build a new field of study: social genomics.

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