University of Wisconsin - Madison
There is still time to submit your name or nominate someone else to join our Board of Directors. Deadline is February 4. More details can be found in the January Sifter, page 2. I invite you to join the team!
Information about activities planned for Monday, January 18 can be found at mlkingcoalition.org website.
The UW has adopted new measures to enhance the safety of the campus community by increasing the scope and frequency of testing and are linked to access to campus. Access to campus facilities and services will be linked to proof of recent negative COVID test results. See COVID-19 Response – Latest updates, information and planning – UW–Madison (wisc.edu)
These new requirements affect the processing and pickup of mail sent to UWRA at 21 North Park Street. Please be aware that there may be a delay in processing of checks for membership, Living Ledger requests, and pantry donations.
With the new physical distancing guidelines and the continued increase in cases, the presentation by Dane County and Madison Leaders is even more timely. Join us December 1, 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Register now !
This year’s Diversity Forum explored a convergence of issues from racial equity and social justice to health care disparities and COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities. Watch (or re-watch) sessions from the two-day conference now at go.wisc.edu/df20replay and visit the Diversity Forum Resources page.
Check out: https://etf.wi.gov/news/open-enrollment-period-set-attend-health-benefits-webinar
Read about the "Smart Restart" comprehensive plan for resuming campus activities at https://smartrestart.wisc.edu/
Virtual Book Launch for A History of the University of Wisconsin System
Wednesday, April 29
12 – 1 pm
Webex Event (virtual)
Join WISCAPE for a virtual conversation with Patricia A. Brady, author of the soon-to-be-released A History of the University of Wisconsin System from UW Press.
From the book description:
A tumultuous 1971 merger that combined all of the state’s public colleges and universities into a single entity led to the creation of the University of Wisconsin System. Drawing on decades of previously unpublished sources, Patricia A. Brady details the System’s full history from its origin to the present, illuminating complex networks among and within the campuses and an evolving relationship with the state.
The UW System serves as a powerful case study for how broad, national trends in higher education take shape on the ground. Brady illustrates the ways culture wars have played out on campuses and the pressures that have mounted as universities have shifted to a student-as-consumer approach. This is the essential, unvarnished story of the unique collection of institutions that serve Wisconsin and the world—and a convincing argument for why recognizing and reinvesting in the System is critically important for the economic and civic future of the state and its citizens.
Brady will discuss key moments in the UW System's history that have implications for the future success of the system's campuses, and UW-Madison in particular. There will also be ample time for attendees to ask questions, and participants will receive information on how to order the book at a special, promotional price.
This event is free and open to the public! However, please RSVP to receive information on how to join virtually using Webex.
RSVP for the virtual event.
Out of an abundance of caution related to Covid-19 pandemic, UWRA has cancelled all programs/seminars beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, April 14.
At this point, committee and board of directors meetings will continue to be held as scheduled.
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Madison, WI 53715-1218