Chancellor Blank on meeting frequently with students: “That isn’t my job”

Interview with UW-Madison's chancellor failed to reassure the safety of Black students and clear pathways to progress (A link to the audio and transcript of the interview is provided for reference.) We, the editors of The Black Voice, were granted an interview with the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rebecca Blank, on October 28 … Continue reading Chancellor Blank on meeting frequently with students: “That isn’t my job”

“We can’t keep waiting for this” BIPOC Coalition agrees to meet with Chancellor Blank twice per semester

In a long-awaited and altogether tense meeting Wednesday night, the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Coalition has reached an agreement to meet with Chancellor Rebecca Blank at least twice a semester, with expectations to consult with other university administrators in between these meetings, in order to make progress on their demands.  Representatives from the … Continue reading “We can’t keep waiting for this” BIPOC Coalition agrees to meet with Chancellor Blank twice per semester

New WBSU President stands fearless against university

WBSU President Nalah McWhorter. Photo Credit: Rebecca Radix @rradix Nalah McWhorter is the new incoming president of UW’s Black Student Union for the 2020-2021 school year and she is determined to leave her mark.  A rising junior from Racine, WI studying Marketing Entrepreneurship, McWhorter’s passion for social justice issues, activism, and uplifting the Black community … Continue reading New WBSU President stands fearless against university

What do you do with your place at the table: Dr. Mae Jemison Keynotes UW’s Annual MLK Lecture

Tuesday night, Kiley Ogodogu and her eight-year-old daughter Niya were patiently enduring a band concert in their hometown of Oregon, when they received a text about UW-Madison’s annual Martin Luther King Lecture featuring Dr. Mae C. Jemison.  The mother, daughter duo rushed to UW-Madison’s Union South as fast as they could.  “I thought it was … Continue reading What do you do with your place at the table: Dr. Mae Jemison Keynotes UW’s Annual MLK Lecture

Students are SIC of UW: Student Inclusion Coalition Demands UW To Do Better

Nobody starts where they end, within this process, there is always a journey, and in this journey, one starts out comfortable, but then things change. Life changes, and before you can stand out you have to learn how to fit in because things don’t end up as they start. This is a paraphrased message preached … Continue reading Students are SIC of UW: Student Inclusion Coalition Demands UW To Do Better