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2021 Spring Commencement Marshal FAQ – Commencement – UW–Madison (wisc.edu)
Vaccines provide hope that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be behind us, but they can also lead to some tricky conversations.
This week's Badger Talks video discusses vaccine etiquette. Check it out!
Badger Talks video: Follow vaccine etiquette (wisc.edu)
As published in "Inside UW" . . .
In spring 2020, as the rest of us scrambled to buy masks and hand sanitizer, the UW’s resourceful archivists were already thinking of posterity. They put out a call for photos, videos, social media posts, oral histories, and other digital artifacts from the campus community. The goal was to preserve Badger experiences of a unique historical moment.. Hundreds of submissions came in, some of them aching with despair. Other entries are more lighthearted. “I think people are trying to make the best of a terrible crisis,” says Katie Nash, who heads the UW Archives. To read more of the article, click https://onwisconsin.uwalumni.com/exhibition/the-pandemic-for-posterity/
Public listening sessions for candidates being considered for the UW Chief Diversity Officer are scheduled this week: March 17, 11 am – noon and March 18, 6-7 pm. Here is the link to more information.
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.
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