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Thomas DeVillers

It’s become a familiar sight at UW-Madison’s Union South and Memorial Union: long lines at restaurants. Some of the largest employers on campus currently have hundreds of unfilled student-worker positions, despite a concerted recruitment effort. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

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Sonia Spencer

Every year in the Madison school district, well over 1,000 students experience homelessness. Food for Thought Initiative runs food pantries in three Madison schools and a meal service for hungry families. It’s now raising money to expand. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

New Yorker writer calls Trump the most consequential president since George Washington, saying the president has “totally [changed] what’s going on on this continent in a couple of months.” more

Oct 24, 2017 9:32 AM News

When it comes to voting, UW-Madison students have regularly reigned Big Ten champs. But UW-Madison’s prospect for holding onto that voting title has been significantly handicapped by the state’s new voter ID law. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News

According to an annual report from the UW-Madison Police Department, hate crime reports on campus property surged in 2016, jumping from two in 2015 to 20 last year. There were no reports of hate crimes on campus property in either 2013 or 2014. more

Oct 4, 2017 10:48 AM News 1 Comments

In a free-flowing speech at UW, Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan talks about moonshot speeches, a reverence for the democratic process, and when ex-presidents should wade into contemporary political issues. more

Sep 30, 2017 9:18 AM News

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Lauren Justice

The UW-Madison’s Trans Research Lab has no physical space, a budget that consists only of grant money, and only recently launched a website. Nevertheless, the lab is pioneering transgender studies and attracting researchers to the university. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM NEWS

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Linda Falkenstein

Thieves are apparently targeting food cart operations. The losses can be crippling to the small businesses, whose owners operate on some of the thinnest profit margins. more

Sep 19, 2017 4:17 PM News 1 Comments

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Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

UW-Madison’s innovative First Wave hip-hop scholarship program is undergoing a restructuring, say officials. Scholars and alumni react with mixed feelings to the news that the program will not welcome a 2018-19 cohort. more

Aug 18, 2017 4:30 PM MUSIC 2 Comments

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Thomas Yonash

Ace Hillard never quite fit in at UW-Madison. But joining a sorority changed all that. A transgender man, Hillard says his closest support system on campus has always come from his sorority sisters. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

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The SmartForm is meant to walk clinicians through getting information on sexual orientation and gender identity from patients. If the gender identity doesn’t match the sex on file, that’s when “the form gets smart,” with follow-up questions. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM News