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Fifty years ago, black students at UW–Madison, propelled by longstanding grievances and fresh flash points, called for a campus-wide student strike until administrators agreed to 13 demands. Learn what happened next.

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University Communications is housed under the Office of University Relations, whose three areas of focus offer a variety of services and programs for the university community, news media, alumni, parents, community and government leaders, and the general public. These units, University Communications, University Marketing, and Government Affairs and Strategic Partnerships – which includes Federal Relations, State Relations, Community Relations and the Office of Business Engagement – work collaboratively and creatively on projects designed to increase awareness of the university among a variety of constituents. The Office of University Relations also fosters partnerships with three key affiliate organizations, the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni AssociationWisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and UW Health, as well as our many UW–Madison schools and colleges.

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As part of a three-day, campus emergency-response exercise, Scott Hildebrand (left), special assistant to the vice chancellor for finance and administration, and University Communications staff member Greg Bump talk as university leaders, staff and emergency management personnel reported to an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on June 28, 2017. The mock drill, named