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An Education in Candy and Trust

Karri Jinkins | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Karri Jinkins

It didn't take long for that first meeting to turn into more frequent ones. By the end of my freshman year, I was in his office almost weekly. I was also receiving bags full of candy in my locker each Monday morning, and occasionally small gifts, too.

UW-Madison Gets Largest Individual From Cisco CEO

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | College

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates have given the school $100 million, the largest gift from individual donors in the...

Needed: Buckets of Research

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.07.2014 | Science
Llewellyn King

Two seemingly unrelated items of medical news: Ebola is devastating West Africa and may spread around the world, and the entertaining ice bucket challenge has raised $115 million for ALS research. The linkage is that both diseases have needed and still need medical research. So do hundreds of other diseases and conditions.

5 Midwest Cities on the Entrepreneurial Rise

Matt Hunckler | Posted 10.01.2014 | Small Business
Matt Hunckler

Think Silicon Valley is the only place to launch a successful tech startup? Maybe you haven't visited some of the growing cities in the so-called ...

Princeton And UW-Madsion Have A Weird Twitter Fight About Fall

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.30.2014 | College

Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison got into a strange Twitter spat Tuesday afternoon that involved squirrels and the Taco Be...

Why College Sex Week Events Matter

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.14.2014 | College

On many college campuses, thousands of students gather each spring for a week of discussing sex. The idea of holding Sex Week started within the Iv...

The Man With 59,000 Books -- In His House

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

As an unwanted fourteenth child on a remote North Dakota farm, Lawrence L. Thomas found an escape in books. After earning a Ph.D. at Berkeley, he became a professor of Slavic languages. Following his wife's death, he devoted himself to books -- in unprecedented fashion.

Which Son Needs Money More? The Decisions of a Low-Income Working Mother

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.09.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Much of the rhetoric around budget cuts suggests that lawmakers make tough decisions, but to me Ms. P's decision about how to spend her last $50 is one of the toughest I can imagine.

15 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Freshman Year

Uloop | Posted 11.05.2013 | College

Ah, it's that time of year when lanyard-wearing, bright-faced Freshmen enter the world of college. Don't worry though, you'll get settled in in no time. Here's some tips from a fellow student, who's now entering her Junior year, on what she wished she knew freshman year.

Center for Investigative Journalism Starts Fund Drive

AP | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Wisconsin says he is grateful to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for vetoin...

Wisconsin Republicans Push To Evict Nonprofit Journalism Center

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

The nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is facing a state GOP effort to kick it out of its offices at the University of Wisconsin-...

Bold & Beautiful Kay Alden: Putting Words in Other People's Mouths

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.05.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It started with her dissertation for her Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Encouraged by her college advisers to write about dead people because their body of work is complete, Kay instead decided to write about her passion, soap operas, hooked on since age twelve.

WATCH: 'Workaholics' Star's Highly Accurate Commencement Line

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.19.2013 | College

Comedian and writer Anders Holm had some spot-on advice for graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Saturday. Holm graduated from UW-Madi...

'Workaholics' Star To Give Commencement Address

Posted 04.18.2013 | Comedy

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's commencement is going to get weird. Star and cocreator of the breakout Comedy Central hit show "Workaholics,"...

Tyler Kingkade

Personal Account Of Campus Rape Inspires Other Women To Come Forward | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

A woman's deeply personal op-ed detailing her experience of rape at Amherst College has moved women at other universities to speak out about their own...

New Archaeological Dig Planned For Ancient City

Posted 10.18.2012 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 10/18/2012 10:19 AM EDT on LiveScience Armed with shovels, trowels and new biotechnology tools, archaeologists...

Class Recess

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

Complaints about "cooking the books" took on a whole different meaning in Madison, Wisconsin, last week, and it had nothing to do with the latest unemployment and job growth numbers.

Crowdfunding Rescues Controversial Film

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 12.01.2012 | Small Business

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After being turned down by many investors over the last four years, South Korean film producer Choi Yong-bae said it feels...

'My Experimental Life': An Interview with Bill Siemering (Part Two)

David Galenson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
David Galenson

Bill Siemering has been a key figure in the modern development of public broadcasting. This second part of the interview treats his time at NPR.

The Music, Media and Mayhem of Vietnam

Doug Bradley | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

As a Vietnam veteran, I am convinced that we will argue about Vietnam until all of us baby boomers are dead and gone. But there is a way to cut through all the commotion, and that's though music.

Status, Not Race, Should Be Basis of Affirmative Action

The Badger Herald | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
The Badger Herald

While I believe that society may be far along enough to leave race in and of itself behind, I feel that rather than ending affirmative action, it should be adjusted to better fit the realities of society.

The Odyssey of Learning

Doug Bradley | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

The UW-Madison Odyssey Project, now in its tenth year, brings about 30 adult students to hear from committed and celebrated UW faculty as they read and discuss everything from Shakespeare and Sojourner Truth to the Federalist papers and Vaclav Havel's 'Essay on Civility.'

UW-Madison Fraternity Under Fire For Racial Slur Incident

Posted 03.28.2012 | College

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is currently investigating an alleged incident in which members of a campus fraternity yelled racial slurs and thr...

The CRAZIEST College Parties

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.22.2012 | College

Not all parties are created equal. Tailgating and hitting up the bars near campus are all just a part of the average college experience. Yet, there...

University Of Wisconsin Regents OK Sweeping Changes | Posted 11.15.2011 | College

MADISON -- The University of Wisconsin regents agreed Thursday to shift certain powers from the UW System to its 26 campuses, a move made necessary by...