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David Michael Miller

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been met with protests at every turn — first the Women’s March, then the airport sit-ins, then the general strikes. Now, scientists and climate activists are taking a turn. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

Steven Schmitt pens the history of UW-Madison baseball. Though it was the first varsity sport at the school, baseball hasn’t been on campus since 1991. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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David Michael Miller

Two years after an unmanned drone illegally flew over Camp Randall, UW Madison grapples with what it should permit in its airspace. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM News

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David Michael Miller

Free speech defenders and social justice activists are clashing on college campuses across the country, including at UW-Madison. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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Austin Duerst

Unprecedented high temperatures in February brought scores of visitors outside to enjoy the UW-Madison Arboretum, where plants and animals are coming out of hibernation early. But with the warm weather comes the very real threat of climate change. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Zsalto

Avé Thorpe documented her dreams with crumpled pictures from magazines. Emily Auerbach had a vision to use poetry, books and philosophy to help people lead meaningful lives. They found each other and more through the Odyssey Project. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

Donald Trump was elected president running on a law-and-order platform that called for tougher stance on crime. That creates serious challenges for those who see the criminal justice system in dire need of reform. more

Feb 21, 2017 10:52 PM News

Hey, did you know that machine learning technology developed at UW-Madison is powering the famous New Yorker cartoon caption contest? And that’s not even the most interesting part. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM News

UW-Madison music faculty’s convivial “Schubertiade” has become a highlight of the season. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

It’s depressing to learn that a white supremacist who was convicted of arson attacks on black churches is now a UW-Madison student. But changing the university’s admissions policies will only hurt those who genuinely deserve a second chance. more

Jan 27, 2017 3:43 PM Madland

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources removed language pointing to human-caused climate change on its website. Scientists at UW-Madison debunk the revised language in a public statement. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:16 PM News

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Renee Meiller

Thanks to the work of two UW-Madison engineering professors, your smartphone or similar devices may one day alert you when dangerous toxins are in the air. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM News

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David Stluka/UW Athletics

Women’s volleyball rules, but basketball and men’s hockey have growing pains. Those young teams are working through some issues. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

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Stephanie Precourt/UW-Madison College of Engineering

UW-Madison researchers have figured out a way to turn footsteps into power. Placed in areas of high foot traffic, it could generate substantial amounts of electricity. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM , News

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Rataj-Berard

The dynamic Johannes Wallmann raises the profile of UW’s jazz studies program and makes connections around the state. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE 1 Comments

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Holzman Moss Bottino Architectur

UW-Madison has broken ground and unveiled plans for its new Hamel Music Center. The venue will feature two state-of-the art recital halls and a dramatic entryway. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

At a dinner party talk turned to the recent racial incident at Camp Randall Stadium. My fellow liberals condemned UW-Madison’s reaction as tepid. I offered a counterview and got trashed. more

Nov 14, 2016 9:25 AM Tell All 1 Comments

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Elisa Wiseman

Despite a strict voter ID requirement now in effect, turnout was high at UW-Madison polling locations, with no long lines. Most students, though, were not enthusiastic about their choices. more

Nov 8, 2016 6:41 PM News

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Elisa Wiseman/Camp Randall press

After racist incident at Badgers football game, community leaders call for zero tolerance. more

Nov 3, 2016 9:34 AM News 4 Comments

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Clark Kellogg/Waisman Communicat

Scientists have long believed that Schwann cells were “helper” cells that took a mostly passive role in the central nervous system. But scientists at UW-Madison’s Svaren Lab now believe they may help nerves regenerate. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM News