Students in Lisa Andresen’s middle-school science class at North Crawford School got their hands dirty learning about energy and biodiversity thanks to UW-Madison–based programs. “They loved every minute,” says Andresen, who took advantage of…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
When is a veterinarian more than a veterinarian? When they show as much care for people as they do for animals. That definitely defines Dr. Patrick Warpinski. Warpinski is the owner and operator of The…Learn More
At age 11, Amanda WhiteEagle’s father planted a seed. “Long before I knew what went into going to law school, I told him that I wanted to be an attorney,” she says. “He told me…Learn More
Spending an entire career as a medical doctor serving one community is becoming increasingly rare. Clinics are less frequently owned by the doctors who staff them, doctors themselves are more mobile, and as a result…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.