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An oral history: 10 years of student-led Black History Month celebrations at UW–Madison

Black History Month has been celebrated each February in the U.S. for many decades — the first official designation is credited to students and educators at Kent State University in 1970. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, events celebrating Black History Month have also been offered through the years. In 2014, UW’s African American Student Academic Services initiated a student-led Black History Month Planning Committee, beginning a new era of coordinated, campuswide programming.

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  • UW–Madison launches ambitious environmental sustainability initiative

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a rich history of advancing environmental sustainability through its excellence in fields ranging from ecology to wildlife biology to satellite technology. Building on this tradition, the university is launching a new cross-campus initiative focused on environmental sustainability, centered around five goals that include the launch of an interdisciplinary research hub.

  • Winter Family Event

    Enjoy discounted tickets to a Badger men’s hockey game, ice skating and hot cocoa at the new Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center, and drop-in crafts at Wheelhouse Studios. Tickets are on sale now for games on January 12 and 13.

  • Tips for Accessing Healthy Food Over Winter Break

    Finding affordable, healthy food on campus can be difficult during winter break. With limited hours for common dining options, it becomes even more important for students to know about resources that can meet their needs. 

  • Winter Commencement Recap

    Former Badger and NBA All-Star Michael Finley told the crowd at UW’s winter commencement ceremony that the fast track isn’t always the best track. “You can miss something valuable that way. I learned about patience and humility — that growth doesn’t come when everyone is watching but by how hard you work when nobody is.”

  • A New Promise for Tribal Education in Wisconsin

    Beginning next fall, UW–Madison will cover the full cost of undergraduate education for Wisconsin residents who are enrolled members of one of the state’s 11 federally recognized tribes.

  • Does Your Student Need Health Insurance? Learn About SHIP.

    All enrolled students are eligible for the medical and counseling care available at University Health Services (UHS), but UHS is not a substitute for health insurance. Spring/summer coverage is effective from January 15, 2024, and enrollments must be received by February 14, 2024.

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