University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Archives

MPS Black and Latino teens take steps toward college

October 27, 2022

The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM) welcomed students in the Milwaukee Public School’s (MPS) Black and Latino Male Achievement program in October to provide support and inspiration toward positive career journeys. About 250 students from nine MPS schools arrived by bus at the UWM Student Union where they toured the campus, met with mentors, learned… [Read More]

New UWM admissions director hopes to ‘propel students further than where I am’

September 15, 2022

By Lauren Breunig Born and raised in Detroit, Marc Young moved to Stevens Point for college, which was a major culture shock. Realizing there weren’t many people in the admissions department who looked like him, Young became a campus tour guide. He hoped to connect with prospective students of color and show them a little… [Read More]

African Diaspora Council delivers school supplies to students in need

October 21, 2021

On Friday, October 15, 2021, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s African Diaspora Council (ADC), an affinity resource group comprised of faculty and staff at UWM, presented two car-loads of school supplies they had collected for area students. The students who attend these schools often do so without the basic tools necessary for learning, like pencils… [Read More]

From the other side of the world, girl in Kenya learns computer coding at UWM

August 26, 2021

The pandemic and a year of virtual schooling had an unexpected benefit for a little girl in Kenya who connected with Girls Who Code at UWM. “I use the computer for school, and I wanted to understand more about how they work,” said Elsie Maingi, who is 10 years old and lives in Nairobi. However,… [Read More]

UWM commits to ending equity gap in higher education

November 26, 2020

By Genaro C. Armas UWM is joining the Moon Shot for Equity, a national initiative with the goal of eliminating equity gaps in higher education by 2030. The announcement was made in late October. The Moon Shot for Equity is a public-private partnership with education firm EAB, which is dedicated to ensuring students of color… [Read More]

UWM Chancellor’s special message to the community

October 1, 2020

By Mark Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee We prepare. We partner. We produce. This has held true throughout UWM’s history and it certainly won’t change now, because this is exactly what Wisconsin needs. The headwinds of 2020 are testing us all, and like you, UWM is braving them through nimble adjustments and resilience. Challenging times… [Read More]

UWM coach Pat Baldwin writes about the process of overcoming adversity

February 20, 2020

By Pat Baldwin Men’s basketball coach University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee One of the more popular catchphrases in sports today – you hear it all the time from coaches and athletes – is “trust the process.” As in, “We’ve just got to trust the process and we’ll get through this adversity,” or “I’m trusting the process and… [Read More]

UWM research spotlights need for teachers of color in schools

January 30, 2020

By: Genaro C. Armas One of the most important things schools can do for students of color is have teachers of color in their classrooms. It’s crucial for many reasons, but one of the basic reasons is this: Teachers of color have higher academic expectations for students of color than white teachers do, according to… [Read More]

Newest UWM graduates show education’s life-changing power

December 26, 2019

  By Mark A. Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee held its 121st graduation ceremony on Dec. 15, and more than 2,100 students earned the right to walk across the commencement stage at UWM Panther Arena. Over the course of 2019, more than 5,000 students graduated from UWM, which is the… [Read More]

UWM coach emphasizes how small details build to big results

November 20, 2019

By Pat Baldwin Men’s basketball coach University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee We have big goals as a basketball team, but you don’t reach those big goals without first knocking off the little goals, one at a time, day in and day out. The same holds true for any business, organization or group – give yourselves permission to… [Read More]