Koinadugu District is one of the poorest areas in one of the world’s poorest countries, Sierra Leone. But it is on the verge of getting a college, thanks to the far reach of the Wisconsin Idea. more


Hoofers recreation clubs (scuba, outing, ski and snowboard, mountaineering, sailing and riding) promote recreation to the campus and the city. And much of its leadership is female, in a male-dominated industry. more



Wren Logan

Updated: On Wednesday, the state Group Insurance Board voted to end a blanket ban on providing coverage for gender-affirming health care for transgender state employees. more


Wisconsin Public Television and Radio are back under the UW-Madison umbrella. But you probably won’t notice. more


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Beau Meyer

University Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” is a delightful take on a campy horticultural horror story. It’s having a short run at Vilas Hall through July 29, and will be remounted this fall. more



David Michael Miller

Aug. 14 is move out day for many UW-Madison students. This year, it’s also the day of the August primary. Voting officials and university administrators have been trying to get the word out on how students can still vote. more

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UW Archives

The Ku Klux Klan had a presence at UW-Madison in the 1920s, and the university is in the midst of reckoning with its racist history — both the lingering climate of intolerance and the physical spaces named for KKK members. more

Isthmus Cover Stories


Tommy Washbush

With workshops in graphic medicine and courses in comics, UW-Madison is becoming a hotbed for an art form that is growing in popularity. Jay Rath looks at the long history of cartooning in the city and state, and promising developments on campus. more

Isthmus Cover Stories


Mason Muerhoff

UW-Madison has a new mascot: a lost bearded dragon. more



Alejandro A. Alonso Galva

Lake Safety will now be called UWPD Lake Rescue and Safety. Police say people won’t notice many changes, which will involve administration, training, setting procedures, and forming partnerships with other first responders on Lake Mendota. more



David Michael Miller

The gutting of the liberal arts at UW-Stevens Point is another result of the Republican mismanagement of the UW System. more

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Beth Skogen

Is it still taboo to talk about mental illness? A performing arts showcase organized by students from the UW-Madison School of Social Work aims to shatter stereotypes. more

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Starting May 7, 85 Bucky Badger statues — each uniquely decorated — will be displayed around Madison. One of them incorporates signatures from 4,511 community members. more



Beau Meyer

German playwright Bertolt Brecht would likely approve of UW-Madison theater department’s visually and thematically stunning production of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.” more


No matter how real virtual reality might seem, humans don’t view it as reality, UW-Madison researchers find. more


John Valley, a UW-Madison geologist, has helped identify evidence of life that existed 3.5 billion years ago. more

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The Republican-controlled Legislature has stripped funding from UW-Madison for years, so it figures that, politically, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank needed to find private funding to cover tuition for lower-income Wisconsin families. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

UW-Madison’s HEX-U program connects undergraduate humanities students with local organizations to partner on creative projects that benefit the community. In its second year, the program has room to grow. more



Judy Pfaff and Tandem Press

Tandem Press has a stellar national reputation as a professional art press. But after three decades, the press will expand to open its own gallery on Commercial Avenue. more

Visual Arts 1 Comments

In a new era of radio, WSUM’s future is coming in loud and clear. The UW-Madison students station plans to add a second online music stream. more

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    Bryce Richter / UW-Madison

    The Brooklyn Jumbies workshop in Lathrop Hall at UW-Madison, Feb. 28, 2015.

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    Bryce Richter

    Dancers in a workshop hosted by Laura Anderson Barbata prepare for STRUT!