The building that Anton and Michelle Doneff decided to buy at a sheriff’s auction is a little more ambitious than the average fixer-upper. It stands as a landmark in downtown Manitowoc, encloses 35,000 square feet…Learn More
Wisconsin & UW-Madison: Boundless Together
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The idea of partnership is at the heart of the University of Wisconsin–Madison story. The cities, villages, and towns of Wisconsin have sent the UW their best, and those individuals have returned to communities throughout the state to do great things.
UW graduates have built companies, clinics, factories, farms, and ventures that have served people in Wisconsin and around the world. In turn, Wisconsin’s communities have given the university ideas, inspiration, energy, and essential resources.
This partnership is nothing new: the founders of Wisconsin and its university saw the school and the state as inextricably bound. In 1904, University of Wisconsin president Charles Van Hise gave voice to this principle — called the Wisconsin Idea — stating that he would “never be content until the beneficent influence of the university reaches every family in the state.”
Read your county’s story and the stories of other counties in the state. You’ll find that the Wisconsin Idea is alive and well and that the UW and Wisconsin are Boundless Together.
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Stories From Across the State
Driving away from their dairy farm in Jefferson County on their way to visit one of their grown daughters, Daphne and Lloyd Holterman can see what got them here. “You don’t get to choose what…Learn More
Positivity. It’s a quality many of us strive to exhibit. But Denise Retzleff is one of the few to radiate it on an almost daily basis. In her role as 4-H Youth Development Educator in…Learn More
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is the largest youth-serving organization in Milwaukee. It’s also the largest Boys & Girls Clubs chapter in the nation. Every single day, more than 5,000 youth stream…Learn More
Story in Numbers
Administrative Costs at the UW are Extremely Low 1
- Office of the Chancellor Budget in Brief 2015 – 16
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 5, 2014
- Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2015
- Data Digest 2014 – 15, Office of the Provost
For more information on any of the 72 stories, please contact Vince Sweeney at VinceSweeney@supportuw.org or 608-308-5135.