Category Archives: messages from the dean

Campus reflects after Ferguson, Staten Island decisions

Here is a talk given by Dean Lori Berquam recently. Berquam: Campus reflects after Ferguson, Staten Island decisions

Welcome back message

Dear Students, Welcome and welcome back! We hope you’re looking forward to the 2014-15 academic year. As your Dean of Students, I’m writing to share some key information with you—please take a few moments to read on to the end. Did you know UW-Madison boasts more than 300,000 living alumni? Badgers are proud of where […]

Response to “rape culture” op-ed

Response to “rape culture” op-ed

Sexual Assault Message from the Dean

Dear Students: Each year, the University of Wisconsin System provides a report from all System campuses outlining its response to sexual assault. The report includes the educational, preventative and reporting measures associated with sexual assault that UW-Madison has introduced, as well as the number of sexual assaults reported by students to University staff members during […]

Newtown, CT

Dear Connecticut Badgers: As information about the tragic events of this morning continues to come to light, I wanted to reach out to our students from Connecticut and express my deepest sympathy. There are no words at a time like this to express the grief and horror we all feel in the face of this […]

Lock Up over Thanksgiving Break

Dear Students: As you prepare for Thanksgiving break this week and winter break next month, I wanted to reach out with some important reminders for those who may be travelling. Every semester, we receive reports of burglaries and break-ins to off-campus student residences that often occur when the residence is unsecured. Whenever you leave your […]

Today is Election Day

UW-Madison Students,   Tuesday is Election Day. I urge you to become an active participant in the democratic process by voting for the candidates of your choice in federal, state and local races.   Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. The location of your polling place is determined by your address.   –If you […]

Instructional Safety Message 2012, from the Division of Student Life

Dear colleague, Whether you are a faculty member, staff member or a teaching assistant, we all share a bond as Badgers. Maintaining the safety of our community is everyone’s responsibility. In your interactions with students, you may directly encounter troubled or disruptive students in your classroom, office or work area. You may be the first […]

Safety Mass Email 2012

Dear UW-Madison student, I hope your semester is off to a safe and successful start! If you’re new to campus, you may not know me yet, but it’s one of my roles as your dean of students to provide information about your health and safety. If you’ve been away from Madison this summer, you should […]

August Voter Information Message

Dear Students, If this is the first message you’ve received from me, a quick word of introduction: I’m Lori Berquam, your Dean of Students. I hope you’re having a great summer, and we’re excited for the start of the semester. I’m emailing because I believe it’s important to help students learn to register and vote […]