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  • Posted on February 16, 2017

    Last week, it was announced that Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City had won the distinguished Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence in Nonfiction. This prestigious […]

  • Posted on February 7, 2017

    For a background on the themes discussed in this article, check out Part I of this two part series on gentrification, Gentrification – Understanding & Context. The […]

  • Posted on January 17, 2017

    Gentrification – Understanding & Context is Part I of a two part series on gentrification and its consequences. Stay tuned for Part II: Gentrification – […]

  • Posted on December 19, 2016

    Here we are again. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were scanning “Best of 2015” book lists, reviewing community suggestions, shuffling through […]

  • Posted on November 22, 2016

    On the UW campus, the lunch hour tends to be a sacred refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s a beloved time […]

  • Posted on November 16, 2016

    This week Wisconsin School of Business students and the Go Big Read program partnered to harness art as a means to further investigate the ideas […]

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    Posted on November 15, 2016

    Whew, it’s been a busy semester. Over ten thousand students and faculty on campus have read and discussed “Evicted” in their classes and at book […]

  • Posted on November 10, 2016

    Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, visited this past Tuesday, November 1st, giving eager students, faculty, and community members an […]

  • Posted on October 31, 2016

    Earlier this month, an unlikely pair, President Barack Obama and rapper Macklemore, teamed up to address an increasingly dire issue in America: opioid addiction. The two […]

  • Posted on October 24, 2016

    The Author Event for Go Big Read is fast approaching. In just over a week, Matthew Desmond himself will be on campus to speak about […]