“There’s a teeming student population here in Madison. Pure, unbridled creativity.” That’s what Austin Gent, a student at #UWMadison, says when he thinks about music in the capital city of Wisconsin. He’s the lead drummer in a popular student band on campus named East of Vilas. Alongside Austin are six other band members, all UW students. Ben Newman is the lead writer, vocalist and producer. Lane Burke and Cree Faber contribute vocals. Carl Youel covers the keys, Mac Farah holds down the guitar parts and Orion Weber supports the sound with his bass playing. The members of East of Vilas have been just the latest band to break into the scene in Madison and beyond. Get a taste of their music on their Instagram account — @eastofvilas


May 22 2:33 pm

Aakriti Bagchi, a #UWMadison sophomore studying textile and fashion design, was paired with Yuan Liu, a third year PhD student in civil and environmental engineering for this year’s Flow Project. The project pairs undergraduate artists from @uwsystem schools across Wisconsin with water scientists to create an art piece inspired by water. The collaboration highlights not only the value of art as a tool to communicate science, but also as a way to inspire new science.


May 18 10:24 am

“We’re in this together. We will do this together. And, as Badgers, we will lead the way. Now go out there and change the world.” — Liam McLean, senior class president. Congratulations to the #UWGrad Class of 2023!


May 16 9:23 am