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The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison, Madison, or Wisconsin) is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in 1848, UW-Madison is the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It became a land-grant institution in 1866. [3] The 933-acre (3.78 km2) main campus includes four National Historic Landmarks.[4] UW-Madison is organized into 20 schools which enrolled 29,153 undergraduate, 8,710 Numen Lumen (Latin) graduate, and 2,570 professional students and granted 6,040 bachelor’s and 3,328 "God, our light" or "The divine within the universe, graduate and professional degrees in 2008.[5] however manifested, is my The university employs 2,054 faculty memlight"[1] bers. Its comprehensive academic program 1848 offers 135 undergraduate majors, along with 151 master’s degree programs and 107 docFlagship, Public, State toral programs.[6] University, Land-grant, SeaThe UW is categorized as an RU/VH Regrant search University (very high research activUS $1.645 billion [2] ity) in the Carnegie Classification of InstituCarolyn "Biddy" Martin tions of Higher Education.[7] In 2007, it had research expenditures of $913 million, mak2,054 ing it the third largest in science and engin42,030 eering and the largest in non-science expenditures in the nation.[8] Wisconsin is a 29,153 founding member of the Association of Amer11,280 ican Universities.[9] The Wisconsin Badgers compete in 25 inMadison, Wisconsin, U.S. tercollegiate sports in the NCAA’s Division I Urban Big Ten Conference and have won 27 nation933 acres (3.77 km²) al championships.
Wisconsin Badgers Cardinal & White Bucky Badger

The university had its official beginnings when Wisconsin was incorporated as a state in 1848. The Wisconsin Constitution provided for "the establishment of a state university, at or near the seat of state government..." On July 26, 1848, Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin’s


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Charles T. Wakeley became the first graduates of the university, and in 1892 the university awarded its first Ph.D. to future university president Charles R. Van Hise.[12]

The Wisconsin Idea

Fire at Bascom Hall which destroyed the dome in 1916[10]

Located on the West end of campus, Allen Centennial Gardens is maintained by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Students, faculty and staff are motivated by a tradition known as "the Wisconsin Idea," first conceptualized by UW-Madison President Charles Van Hise in 1904, when he declared that he would "never be content until the beneficent influence of the university [is] available to every home in the state."[13] The Wisconsin Idea holds that the boundaries of the university should be the boundaries of the state, and that the research conducted at UW-Madison should be applied to solve problems and improve health, quality of life, the environment, and agriculture for all citizens of the state. The Wisconsin Idea permeates the university’s work and helps forge close working relationships among university faculty and students, and the state’s industries and government.[14] Based in Wisconsin’s populist history, the Wisconsin Idea continues to inspire the work of the faculty, staff, and students who aim to solve real-world problems by working together across disciplines and demographics.[15]

Science Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was partly designed by former UW-Madison student Frank Lloyd Wright first governor, signed the act that formally created the University of Wisconsin. With John W. Sterling as the university’s first professor (mathematics), the first class of 17 students met at Madison Female Academy on February 5, 1849. A permanent campus site was soon selected: an area of 50 acres (200,000 m²) "bounded north by Fourth lake, east by a street to be opened at right angles with King street," [later State Street] "south by Mineral Point Road (University Avenue), and west by a carriage-way from said road to the lake." The regents’ building plans called for a "main edifice fronting towards the Capitol, three stories high, surmounted by an observatory for astronomical observations."[11] This building, University Hall, now known as Bascom Hall, was finally completed in 1859. A fire later destroyed the building’s dome, which was never replaced. North Hall, constructed in 1851, was actually the first building on campus. In 1854, Levi Booth and

Over time, additional campuses were added to the University. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was created in 1956, and UW-Green Bay and UW-Parkside in 1968. Ten freshman-sophomore centers were also added to this system.[16] In 1971, Wisconsin


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legislators passed a law merging the University of Wisconsin with the nine universities and four freshman-sophomore branch campuses of the Wisconsin State Universities System, creating the University of Wisconsin System and bringing the two higher education systems under a single board of regents.

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Student activism

Sign near Sterling Hall commemorating fatal 1970 bomb attack On August 24, 1970, near 3:40 AM, a bomb exploded next to Sterling Hall, aimed at destroying the Army Math Research Center. Despite the late hour, a post-doctoral physics researcher, Robert Fassnacht, was in the lab and was killed in the explosion. The physics department was damaged worse than the intended target, the AMRC. Karleton Armstrong, Dwight Armstrong, and David Fine were found responsible for the blast. Leo Burt was identified as a suspect, but was never apprehended or tried. The story of this event is told in the book Rads.[19]

Bascom Hill, 1968, with crosses placed by students protesting the Vietnam War, and sign reading, "BASCOM MEMORIAL CEMETERY, CLASS OF 1968" In the late 1960s and early 1970s, UW-Madison was shaken by a series of student protests, and by the use of force by authorities in response, comprehensively documented in the film The War at Home. The first major demonstrations protested the presence on campus of recruiters for the Dow Chemical Company, which supplied the napalm used in the Vietnam War. Authorities used force to quell the disturbance. The struggle was documented in the PBS documentary Two Days in October,[17] as well as the book, They Marched Into Sunlight.[18] Among the students injured in the protest was future Madison mayor Paul Soglin. Another target of protest was the Army Mathematics Research Center (AMRC), located in Sterling Hall. The student newspaper, The Daily Cardinal, published a series of investigative articles that made a convincing case that AMRC was pursuing research directly pursuant to US Department of Defense requests, and supportive of military operations in Vietnam. AMRC became a magnet for demonstrations, in which protesters chanted "U.S. out of Vietnam! Smash Army Math!"

Timeline of notable events
Other notable historical moments in the first 150 years of the University of WisconsinMadison include: • 1863 Women students first admitted to University of Wisconsin during the Civil War [20],[21],[22] • 1866 State legislature designated the University as the Wisconsin land-grant institution • April 4, 1892 The first edition of the student-run The Daily Cardinal was published • 1894 State Board of Regents rejected an effort to purge Professor Richard T. Ely for supporting striking printers, issuing the famous "sifting and winnowing" manifesto in defense of academic freedom, later described as "part of Wisconsin’s Magna Carta"[18]


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• 1898 UW music instructor Henry Dyke Sleeper wrote Varsity, the university’s alma mater • 1904–1905 UW Graduate School established • 1907 Wisconsin Union was founded • 1909 William Purdy and Paul Beck wrote On, Wisconsin the UW-Madison athletic fight song • 1907–1911 The "Single-grain Experiment" was conducted by Stephen Moulton Babcock and Edwin B. Hart, paving the way for modern nutrition as a science • 1913 Vitamin A discovered by UW scientist, Elmer V. McCollum • 1916 Vitamin B discovered by McCollum • 1919 Radio station 9XM founded on campus (Now WHA (970 AM), it is the oldest continually-operating radio station in the United States) • 1923 Harry Steenbock invented process for adding vitamin D to milk • 1925 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation chartered to control patenting and patent income on UW-Madison inventions • 1934 The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, whose mission was to restore lost landscapes, such as prairies, was opened • 1936 UW-Madison began an artist-inresidence program, the first ever at a university • 1940–1951 Warfarin (Coumadin) developed at UW. Named after Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation • 1969 The Badger Herald was founded as a conservative student paper • 1970 Sterling Hall bombing • 1984 University Research Park founded to encourage technology transfer between university and businesses • 1988 The Onion founded by two UWMadison students, Tim Keck and Christopher Johnson • 1998 UW-Madison’s James Thomson (cell biologist) first isolated and cultured human embryonic stem cells

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"Sifting and winnowing" plaque on Bascom Hall, UW-Madison tribute to academic freedom and graduate divisions in agriculture and life sciences, business, education, engineering, human ecology, journalism and mass communication, letters and science, music, nursing, pharmacy, and social welfare, the university also maintains graduate and professional schools in environmental studies, law, library and information studies, medicine and public health, public affairs, and veterinary medicine. The four year, full-time undergraduate instructional program is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as "arts and science plus professions" with a high graduate coexistence; admissions are characterized as "more selective, lower transfer-in."[7] The largest university college, the College of Letters and Science, enrolls approximately half of the undergraduate student body and is made up of thirty-nine departments and five professional schools[23] that instruct students and carry out research in a wide variety of fields, such as astronomy, economics, geography, history, linguistics, and zoology. The graduate instructional program is classified by Carnegie as "comprehensive with medical/veterinary." It grants the second largest number of doctorates in the nation.[7][8]

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is a large, four-year research university comprising twenty associated colleges and schools.[7] In addition to undergraduate

U.S. University Rankings
ARWU World[24] ARWU National[25] 17th 15th


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ARWU Natural Science & Math[26] ARWU Engineering & CS[27] ARWU Life Sciences[28] ARWU Clinical Medicine[29] ARWU Social Sciences[30] CMUP[31] THES World[32] USNWR National University[33] USNWR Business[34] USNWR Law[35] USNWR Medical (research) [36] USNWR Medical (primary care) [37] USNWR Engineering[38] USNWR Education[39] 17th 27th 10th 20th 20th 11th 55th 35th 29th 36th 27th 13th 15th 12th

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Madison that were included in the National Research Council’s 1995 study, 16 ranked in the top 10 nationally.[43][44] In 2007, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that 57 disciplines at the UW-Madison were in the top 10 in the U.S. in scholarly productivity.[45] The UW placed 18th among national universities in Washington Monthly’s 2007 rankings, which consider community service and social mobility, as well as research productivity.[46] In 2009, UW-Madison was ranked 6th in Internet Media Buzz by the Global Language Monitor.[47] Madison’s undergraduate program was ranked 35th among national universities by U.S.News & World Report for 2009.[33] The same magazine ranked UW’s graduate School of Business 29th,[34] and its undergraduate business program 13th.[48] Twelve CEOs of S&P 500 companies hold degrees from the University of Wisconsin, putting it in a tie with Harvard and Princeton for first place.[49] USNWR ranked UW’s School of Law 36th,[35] while Vault listed it as one of its Top 25 Law Schools for 2008.[50] Other graduate schools ranked by USNWR include the School of Medicine and Public Health, which was 27th in research and 13th in primary care,[36] [37] the College of Engineering 15th,[38] the School of Education 12th,[39] and the La Follette School of Public Affairs 14th.[51] Madison has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly-funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.[52][53] In the Gourman Report on undergraduate programs, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was ranked the third-best public university, after the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan. Additionally, it was ranked the seventh-best university in the United States for overall strength of the undergraduate programs.

The UW was ranked 17th among world universities and 15th among universities in the Americas in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2008 Academic Ranking of World Universities, which assesses academic and research performance.[24] In the G-factor International University Ranking of 2006, which is a reanalysis of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University data, the UW-Madison was listed 13th.[40] The Times Higher Education Supplement placed it 55th worldwide, based primarily on surveys administered to students, faculty, and recruiters.[32] Additionally, the professional ranking of world universities from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, based in part on the number of senior managerial positions occupied by alumni, placed UW-Madison 35th internationally.[41] In the Webometrics ranking, which is based on a combined indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents and the visibility and impact of web publications, UW-Madison ranked 7th worldwide.[42]

UW-Madison was ranked 11th among national universities (with three institutions tied) by the Center for Measuring University Performance in its 2007 report, with rankings based on objective statistics on research, faculty awards, student qualifications, and university assets.[31] Of 38 programs at the UW-

UW-Madison was a founding member of the Association of American Universities.[54] In 2007–2008, the school allocated $832 million towards research on campus, placing it second in the country in generating research funding, behind Johns Hopkins University.[55] Collectively, its research programs were also


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sixth in the number of patents issued in 2005.[56] Overall, the University maintains almost 100 research centers and programs, ranging from agriculture to arts, from education to engineering.[57] It has been considered a major academic center for embryonic stem cell research ever since UW-Madison professor James Thomson became the first scientist to isolate human embryonic stem cells. This has brought significant attention and respect for the University’s research programs from around the world. The University continues to be a leader in stem cell research, helped in part by the funding of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and promotion of WiCell.[58] Its center for research on internal combustion engines, called the Engine Research Center, has a five-year collaboration agreement with General Motors.[59] It has also been the recipient of multi-million dollar funding from the federal government.[60] The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of thirty sea grant colleges in the United States. These colleges are involved in scientific research, education, training, and extension projects geared toward the conservation and practical use of U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes and other marine areas. In January 2008, the US Department of Agriculture cited the University of WisconsinMadison Research Animal Resource Center for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including not using painkillers in animals undergoing painful procedures, improper monitoring of animals, and not reporting medical problems to staff veterinarians.[61]

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North Hall, the first building on campus Located in Madison, about a mile from the state capitol, the university is situated partially on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. The main campus comprises 933 acres (3.77 km²) of land, while the entire campus, including research stations located throughout the state, is over 10,600 acres (42.9 km²) in area. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, a demonstration area for native ecosystems, is located on the west side of Madison. The main campus includes many buildings designed or supervised by architects J.T.W. Jennings and Arthur Peabody. The hub of campus life is the Memorial Union. The UW-Madison has its own police force, food service, hospital, recreation facilities, botanical gardens, power facilities, and an on-campus dairy.

Letters & Science Honors Program
The L&S Honors Program serves over 1,700 students in the College of Letters and Science (the UW-Madison’s liberal arts college) with an enriched undergraduate curriculum. In addition to its curriculum, the program offers professional advising services, grants, scholarships, and awards, and numerous academic, social, and service opportunities through the Honors Student Organization. The Honors Program also supports several student organizations, such as the University of Wisconsin-Madison Forensics Team.

Bascom Hall
As one of the icons on campus, Bascom Hall,[62] at the top of Bascom Hill, is often considered the "heart of the campus." Built in


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in 1910. It remains an important music venue and is home to the university opera.[64] This building also is home to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, with part of the building being used as office space and classrooms.

George L. Mosse Humanities Building
The George L. Mosse Humanities Building, located on Library Mall, was built in the late 1960s in the Brutalist style. Campus myth has it that the building (with its poor ventilation, narrow windows, inclined base, and cantilevered upper floors) was designed to be "riot-proof" in that it was inescapable by protestors and easily penetratable by a SWAT Team. Its seven floors house the History, Art, and Music departments. The most recent Campus Master Plan calls for it to be demolished and replaced with two other buildings.

Bascom Hall atop Bascom Hill at the heart of the campus. 1857, a decorative dome that once sat atop the structure was destroyed by fire. The structure has been added to several times over the years. The building currently houses the office of the chancellor and vice chancellors. Bascom Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing building within the Bascom Hill Historic District.[63]

Grainger Hall
Home of the Wisconsin School of Business, Grainger Hall was built in 1993. It recently underwent a major renovation and addition to assist the 12 MBA specialization programs that were housed there.[65] The addition occupies the corner of Park Street and University Avenue, projecting the school’s crest outward in a location that once housed a bank.[66]

Music Hall

The Wisconsin Union

Music Hall This Victorian Gothic building, built in 1878 and initially named Assembly Hall, was designed to house an 800-seat auditorium, a library, and a clock tower. Dedicated on March 2, 1880, the building originally held conventions, dances, and commencement ceremonies, along with its primary purpose of a library. After the library moved to a different building on campus, a portion of the hall was assigned to the School of Music in 1900. Shortly after renovations in the early 1900s, the building was officially named Music Hall

The Memorial Union as seen from the Library Mall on the UW-Madison campus The University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to two student unions. The older, Memorial Union, was built in 1928 to honor American World War I veterans. Also known as the


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Union or the Terrace, it has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful student centers on a university campus. Located on the shore of Lake Mendota, it is a popular spot for socializing among both students and the public, who enjoy gazing at the lake and the sailboats that are often present. The union is known for the Rathskeller, a German pub adjacent to the lake terrace. Political debates and backgammon and sheepshead games over a beer on the terrace are common among students . The Rathskeller serves "Rathskeller Ale," a beer brewed expressly for the Terrace. It was also the first union at a public university to serve beer.[67]

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home for social and recreational activities, including weekly dances by student groups, music and film series, and bowling leagues. The Wisconsin Union also provides a home for the Wisconsin Union Directorate Student Programming Board (WUD), which provides regular programs for both students and community members. One of the most wellknown members of WUD is the Wisconsin Hoofers, a club involved in organized outdoor recreational activities.[71]


Hoofer Badger Sloops on Lake Mendota behind Memorial Union Memorial Union is home to many arts venues, including several art galleries, a movie theater, the Wisconsin Union Theater, and the Craftshop, which provides courses and facilities for engaging in a variety of arts and crafts. The Memorial Union is also home to the only business on campus owned and operated solely by students, ASM StudentPrint. Students and Madison community members alike congregate at the Memorial Union for the films and concerts each week. An advisory referendum to renovate and expand Memorial Union was approved by the student body, and the university is currently in the planning phase for the expansion.[68] Union South, the newer campus union, is at the southwest end of campus. It was built in the 1970s to alleviate the pressure for space on Memorial Union. Plans to construct a new "green" Union South have been approved by the student body and the current building is being demolished.[69] [70] Union South mainly served users of the UW-Madison’s science-related buildings, but was also a

A view of the Wisconsin State Capitol from atop Bascom Hill. Mosse Humanities building is on the right, Wisconsin Historical Society (fore) and Memorial Library (rear) on the left Wisconsin had the 10th largest research library collection in North America in 2005–06, according to the Association of Research Libraries.[72] Memorial Library, along with more than 40 other professional and specialpurpose libraries, serve the campus.[73] As of July 2008, the campus library collections included more than 7.3 million volumes representing human inquiry through all of history. In addition, the collections comprised more than 55,000 serial titles, 6.2 million microfilm items, and over 7 million items in other formats, such as government documents, maps, musical scores, and audiovisual materials. Over 1 million volumes are circulated to library users every year.[74] Memorial Library serves as the principal research facility on campus for the humanities and social sciences. It houses the largest single library collection in the state of Wisconsin—-more than 3.5 million volumes. This library also houses an extensive periodical collection, a large selection of domestic and foreign newspapers, Special Collections,[75] the University Archives,[76] the Mills Music Library,[77] a


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letterpress printing museum,[78] and the UW Digital Collections Center.[79] Undergraduates can find many of the resources they need at College Library in Helen C. White Hall.[80] Special collections there include Ethnic Studies, Career, Women’s and Gaus (Poetry). The Open Book collection, created to support the extra-academic interests of undergraduates, features DVDs, audio books, and video games, along with paperback books.[81] The library also has a coffee shop, the Open Book Café.[82] College Library houses an extensive media center with over 200 computer workstations available for student use, DV editing stations, scanners, poster printing, and equipment checkout (including laptops, digital cameras, projectors, and more). The Kurt F. Wendt Library[83] serves the College of Engineering[84] and the Departments of Computer Sciences,[85] Statistics,[86] and Atmospheric & Oceanic [87] In addition to books, journals, Sciences. and standards, Wendt Library houses over 1.5 million technical reports in print and microfiche. Designated a Patent and Trademark Depository Library, it maintains all U.S. utility, design, and plant patents, and provides reference tools and assistance for both the general public and the UW-Madison community. The online catalog for UW-Madison Libraries is MadCat.[88] It includes bibliographic records for books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, microforms, and computer databases currently owned by over 40 campus libraries, as well as records for items that are on order. The UW-Madison Libraries website provides access to a number of resources licensed for use by those affiliated with UW-Madison, in addition to those openly available on the World Wide Web.

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Wisconsin Historical Society found on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin in 1897.[89] The Chazen Museum of Art, formerly the Elvehjem Museum of Art, maintains a collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photographs spanning over 700 years of art.[90] The university’s Zoological Museum maintains a collection of approximately 500,000 zoological specimens, which can be used for research and instruction. A special collection contains skeletons, artifacts, and research papers associated with the Galápagos Islands. Since 1978, the UW-Madison Zoological Museum has been one of only three museums granted permission by the Ecuadoran Government to collect anatomical specimens from the Galápagos Islands.[91] The L. R. Ingersoll Physics Museum contains a range of exhibits demonstrating classical and modern physics. Many of the exhibits allow for hand-ons interaction by visitors. The museum also has a number of historical instruments and pictures on display.[92]

Charter Street Power Plant

The Geology Museum features rocks, minerals, and fossils from around the world. Highlights include a blacklight room, a walkthrough cave, and a fragment of the Barringer meteorite. Some noteworthy fossils include the first dinosaur skeleton assembled in Wisconsin (an Edmontosaurus), a shark (Squalicorax) and a floating colony of sea lilies (Uintacrinus), both from the Cretaceous chalk of Kansas, and the Boaz Mastodon, a

Power plant


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Located 2 blocks south of the busiest part of campus is the University’s coal-burning heating plant. The 9.8 MW power plant opened in the mid 1950s, and produces a little over 50 million kilowatt hours of electricity every year.[93] On May 3, 2007, the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit against the university alleging violations of the Clean Air Act.[94] The plant does not use modern pollution controls such as scrubbers, catalytic reduction, or carbon injection.[95] In 2006–2007, the editorial boards of local papers called for the elimination or phasing-out of the coal power plant.[96][97] In June 2007 it was reported that runoff from the coal pile behind the Charter St. plant may be draining into the storm water system and that the pollutants could contain arsenic and other heavy metals.[98] Governor Doyle has called for a phase-out of coal power on the UW campus by 2012.[99]

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Both hockey programs compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while the traditionally highly ranked[100] men’s and women’s crew programs compete in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. The school’s fight song is On, Wisconsin!. The school’s mascot is Buckingham U. Badger, commonly referred to as "Bucky Badger". 2005–06 marked the first time in school history that four Badger teams brought home national championships in the same academic year. In the fall, the men’s cross country team won its fourth national championship, after finishing second the previous three years. The winter season was highlighted by the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams both winning national titles. The year was capped off in the spring with the women’s lightweight crew taking its third straight Intercollegiate Rowing Association national crown. In 2008, both men’s and women’s crew teams claimed national titles.[101]



Camp Randall Stadium The Badgers play college football at the 80,321 capacity Camp Randall Stadium. After every game, win or lose, the University of Wisconsin Marching Band plays popular songs during the Fifth Quarter. The Badgers’ current head coach Bret Bielema succeeded long-time head coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez in 2006. The Badgers won three Rose Bowl Championships under Alvarez in 1994, 1999, and 2000. In 2006, Bielema led the Badgers to school record eleven-win regular season and to twelve overall wins after defeating Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl.[102]

Bucky Badger The University of Wisconsin-Madison sports teams participate in the NCAA’s Division I-A. With the exception of men’s and women’s hockey and rowing (Wisconsin Crew), University of Wisconsin-Madison athletic programs compete in the Big Ten Conference.


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played there was the Hall of Fame game against the University of Notre Dame. The school’s strong ice hockey tradition gained another dimension with the addition of a women’s team that began play in the 1999–2000 season. Coached by Mark Johnson, son of "Badger Bob" and member of the men’s 1977 title team, the team won its first national championship on March 26, 2006. The women’s team repeated as national champions in 2007 with a victory over the University of Minnesota-Duluth on March 18 at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, NY. With a 5-0 victory over Mercyhurst in the 2009 Women’s Frozen Four final in Boston they added their third NCAA title. On April 8, 2006 the men’s team, coached by Mike Eaves, Johnson’s teammate on the ’77 title team, won their sixth national championship. The six national championships rank 4th in NCAA ice hockey history.[105] The men’s team had previously won NCAA titles in 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983 and 1990. The 2006 titles marked the first time that both the men’s and women’s Division I NCAA hockey titles were won by the same school in the same year.[106] During the 2005–06 season, the men’s team also set an NCAA attendance record, averaging 13,511, surpassing their previous record set in 1998–99.[107]

Men’s basketball
The Badgers have made 11 consecutive appearances at the NCAA Tournament, with a Final Four visit in 2000 and an Elite Eight appearance in 2005.[103] Badgers’ head coach Bo Ryan, a four-time Division III national championship coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has coached the team since 2001. The Badgers play at the Kohl Center, where the student fans are known as the Grateful Red. In the 2006–2007 basketball season, the Badgers attained their highest AP ranking in school history (#1, Feb. 19–25), garnering 35 first-place votes.[104] The Badgers’ earned their only NCAA National Championship in 1941.

Women’s basketball
The women’s basketball team is led by Head Coach Lisa Stone and Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner Jolene Anderson. The Lady Badgers also play at the Kohl Center since their move from the Wisconsin Field House in 1998. The 2006–2007 season was a record-setting year as the Badgers recorded 23 wins, including 17 home wins, and were the WNIT Runner-Up Champions.

Ice hockey

The Wisconsin Badgers compete in the Big Ten Conference. Their most notable rivalry is with the University of Minnesota, which is the most-played rivalry in Division 1-A football.[108] In their annual college football game, the teams compete for Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The two universities also compete in the Border Battle, a year-long athletic competition in which each team’s wins earn points for their university. The long-standing football rivalry between the University of Iowa and Wisconsin was finally recognized in 2004, with the winner of their annual game being awarded the Heartland Trophy. Wisconsin and Marquette, located in Milwaukee, also have a non-conference basketball rivalry, which is driven both by intrastate loyalties and public-private differences in the schools. In more recent years, an intense rivalry has developed between Wisconsin and Ohio State University. The Wisconsin men’s and women’s hockey teams compete in the WCHA (Western

Men’s hockey game played at the Kohl Center Badger ice hockey first became a men’s varsity sport in 1922. Although dropped after the 1934–35 season, it again became a varsity sport in the 1963–64 season. Bob Johnson, nicknamed "Badger Bob" by fans, took over the reins in 1966. The men’s team played in the Dane County Coliseum until moving to the Kohl Center (capacity 15,237) in the fall of 1998. The first ice hockey game


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Collegiate Hockey Association), where their most recognized rivals are the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota and the Fighting Sioux of the University of North Dakota. Other rivals include the University of Denver, Colorado College, Michigan Tech, and St. Cloud State.

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Campus radio
The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus radio station is WSUM 91.7 FM.[111] Historically, UW-Madison has been home to a collection of student run radio stations, a number of which stopped broadcasting after run-ins with the FCC. The current radio station, WSUM, began in 1997 in a webcast only format because of the prolonged battle to get an FCC license and construct a tower. This lasted five years until February 22, 2002, when the station started broadcasting over FM airwaves at 91.7 from its tower in Montrose, Wisconsin. The radio station currently has around 150 volunteer DJ’s and 8 paid managers. All UW-Madison students, as well as a limited number of community members, are eligible to participate in running the station. WSUM remains entirely free format, which means that the on-air personnel can showcase a large variety of music and talk programming at their discretion with few limitations. WSUM has garnered many awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for their news, play-by-play broadcasts of Badger athletic events, and unique public service announcements.[112].

The mascot is an anthropomorphized badger named Bucky who dons a sweater affixed with the UW-Madison athletic logo (currently the red "Motion W"). Beginning in 1890, the university’s first Bucky Badger was a live, temperamental and unruly badger who was quickly retired. Although the nickname of the Wisconsin teams remained the "Badgers," it was not until Art Evans drew the early caricature version of Bucky in 1940 that today’s recognizable image of Bucky was adopted. In 1949, a contest was held to name the mascot, but no consensus was reached after only a few entries were received. In reaction, the contest committee chose the name Buckingham U. Badger, or "Bucky," for short. The team’s nickname originates from the state nickname. In the 1820s, many lead miners and their families lived in the mines in which they worked until adequate aboveground shelters were built, and thus were compared to badgers.[109]

"Party school" image
Wisconsin was named the number one "party school" in the May, 2006 issue of Playboy magazine.[113] Although rated one of the nation’s top party schools in the 2005 Princeton Review annual survey, it dropped out of the top twenty in that category in the 2007 survey, but retained first place for beer consumption.[114] UW-Madison has long held a reputation for academics, political activism, and drinking; the last of these can be understood in the context of the state’s traditionally high level of alcohol consumption in general.[115] The festive mentality is most notably displayed with the annual Mifflin Street Block Party and the State Street Halloween Party. The Mifflin Street Block Party, which began in the 1960s as a counterculture event, is today a spring semester finals week kickoff. Both events are commonly attended by tens of thousands of partiers, including many who come from out of state. Following a (nonpolitical) riot that developed at the 1996 Mifflin Street Block Party, it was forcibly canceled by the city; since then, the city has permitted resumption of a Mifflin Street event.

Student life
Over 750 student organizations or clubs register with the Student Organization Office at UW-Madison each year.[110]

Student newspapers
UW-Madison is the only American university to have two competing daily student newspapers: The Daily Cardinal, founded in 1892 and The Badger Herald, founded in 1969. In addition, students also produce the liberal Madison Observer, founded in 2003, and the conservative Mendota Beacon, founded in 2005. The Onion was founded in 1988 by two UW-Madison juniors, and was published in Madison before moving to New York City in 2001.


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MTV’s College Life
On April 13, 2009, MTV premiered the reality series College Life about the day-to-day lives of eight UW-Madison freshmen. According to MTV,[116] the students do the filming for the series, but not the editing. During production, the university pulled its support of the show. Subsequently, a disclaimer is aired at the beginning of each episode stating that UW-Madison does not endorse the program.


UW-Madison alumni and notable people
Wisconsin has over 375,000 living [117] Although a large number of alumni. alumni live in Wisconsin,[117] a significant number live in Illinois, Minnesota, New York, California, and Washington, D.C.[117] Wisconsin also has over 15,000 alumni internationally. [117] Wisconsin alumni or faculty have been awarded 17 Nobel Prizes and 24 Pulitzer Prizes.[117]

See also
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