The University of Wisconsin released its annual campus climate report Wednesday, in which it detailed the results of a survey examining the social atmosphere at the university and posited recommendations to improve the campus climate based on these results.
One of 14 children, freshman Rosee Xiong is continuing her family’s strong educational drive. Four of her older siblings already have graduated from UW–Madison. Photo by Doug Erickson Rosee Xiong barely remembers a day when she didn’t have her fingers on a computer keyboard or some other piece of technology. That youthful passion paid off […]
Despite growing up in Madison, Selina Armenta felt culture shock when she first set foot on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus as a freshman. “I felt a little intimidated and I felt pressured to perform higher than normal because I felt like sometimes I needed to prove that I was not what people were stereotyping […]
Laura Minero was skeptical about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before she applied for it in 2012. “We essentially (were) handing over all of our information,” said Minero, who was brought to California from Mexico when she was 5. “That could expose our families and whoever we live with.” But Minero, then a graduate student, needed a way to drive lawfully, and didn’t want to keep turning down opportunities to present her research at conferences because she didn’t have a valid ID and couldn’t get on a flight. “I thought it was worth the risk,” she said. So Minero enrolled in DACA — the Obama administration’s executive action that provided work permits and protection from deportation for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans to shut down the program on Tuesday.
UW-Madison and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement is pleased to announce the hiring of Cheryl Bailey Gittens, Tracy Williams-Maclin and Kenneth Pierce.