Twelve faculty and campus members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been named Morgridge Fellows. The program is led by Morgridge Center academic staff and guest speakers from campus and community perspectives.
June 22, 2021 marked the 50th Anniversary of Wisconsin’s ratification of the 26th Amendment — the amendment that guaranteed all Americans aged 18 and older the right to vote in all United States elections, and outlawed age discrimination among eligible voters.
In GridgeFridge’s sixth episode, we talk with Steven Olikara about his undergraduate experience at UW–Madison, leading a model of public service, political conversations and more.
With the elections behind Wisconsin for the remainder of 2021, it is important to remember that voting is just one step in being a civically engaged citizen. Now is the time to take action, hold elected officials accountable, and get involved to ensure progress is made.
Gillian McBride felt disconnected from the campus community and almost left UW her freshman year. But after she accepted a job at the Morgridge Center for Public Service, McBride says she decided to give UW a second chance. Now, she can’t imagine what her life would look like if she had chosen to leave.
The 2021-22 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships have been awarded to eight outstanding undergraduate projects at home and across the globe. A total of 12 UW–Madison undergraduate students are part of this year’s projects, sponsored by the Morgridge Center.
Despite the different paths they took after leaving UW, Qureshi and Ellis remain connected to community and each other thanks to the time they spent working as Community-based Learning (CBL) interns at the Morgridge Center for Public Service.
As we begin the last week of Badger Volunteers for the spring 2021 semester, it feels serendipitous and right that the last week coincides with Points of Light’s National Volunteer Week.
In GridgeFridge’s third episode, League of Women Voters interns Angela Maloney and Makayla Pesch discuss all-things-voting on campus and everything students need to know before heading to the polls for the spring primary.
Carol graduated from UW-Madison in 2018 after working for five semesters as a special events intern and an operations intern at the Morgridge Center. Carol first became involved with the Morgridge Center through Badger Volunteers.