May 2024

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The Oxford Dictionary defines the American Dream as “the ideal that every citizen of the United States should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” 
Dr. LJ Randolph, Jr. is Assistant Professor of World Language Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Students and staff who frequent the Edgewood College dining room may wonder why the food is so tasty. 
When arriving at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974, I noticed the African American population was such that if you were on campus, you knew one another; If you were living in the community, you knew each other. 

UMOJA Inside:


May 2024 — Knowledge In and Out of the Classroom

Photos by: Leotha Stanley Composition by: Theran Michaelis (Theran Creative) Theran Michaelis, owner of Theran Creative, has worked on the UMOJA Magazine team since the beginning of 2019.  His role includes designing [...]



From the UMOJA Desk: The American Dream Vs. Higher Education

The Oxford Dictionary defines the American Dream as “the ideal that every citizen of the United States should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” 



UW-Madison’s Randolph Serves as President of ACTFL

Dr. LJ Randolph, Jr. is Assistant Professor of World Language Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Monica Warren: A Culinary Journey of Passion and Dedication

Students and staff who frequent the Edgewood College dining room may wonder why the food is so tasty. 



Strategies for Access, Retention and Success

When arriving at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974, I noticed the African American population was such that if you were on campus, you knew one another; If you were living in the community, you knew each other. 



Dr. Kevin Lawrence Henry Earns Two Early Career Research Awards

Dr. Kevin Lawrence Henry, Jr. may be newer to the UW-Madison faculty, but he has a long relationship with the university and with Madison.



Richard Sims

Richard Sims currently serves as Interim Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Edgewood College.  



‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’ comes to Overture Center this summer with Milwaukee-native Shari Washington Rhone

Iconic and unforgettable, “TINA - The Tina Turner Musical” invites audiences to experience the electrifying journey of Tina Turner, the legendary "Queen of Rock 'n Roll."



Seoul Calling!

All of my adult life, I have been blessed to travel extensively.



Dr. Billings, American Education Research Association

When Gloria Ladson-Billings rose to give the 2024 American Educational Research Association Distinguished Lecture in Philadelphia on April 12th, the room was electric.



Vel Phillips Memorial Black Student Union HBCU Spring Tour 2024

Hello everyone! We wanted to share some exciting highlights from the MMSD Black Student Unions Spring 2024 HBCU and civil rights tour.



Navigating Life’s Rollercoaster: 

Life's journey can feel like a rollercoaster ride, with high highs and low lows.



Spotlight on Confidence John 

I'll be starting my PhD in Nutritional Sciences this fall at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.



2024 Access Health Celebration of Service

April 18, 2024



Women In Focus Scholarship Program

The bulk of our scholarships are awarded to deserving high school seniors of color in Dane County, to assist the students as they begin their post high school educations.



Multicultural Student Center 35th Anniversary

April 4, 2024



List of 2024 Graduates

Black/African Graduation Celebration Adama BahMadison Area Technical College Aiden AssadMadison Area Technical College Aissatou SowMadison Area Technical College Aldonia HillMadison Area Technical College Alyana EnemuohUniversity of Wisconsin- Madison Anatasha PhillipsMadison [...]



Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch

April 6, 2024



Just Dane, 50 Year Celebration

April 11, 2024



CEOs of Tomorrow, 2024 Spring Pitch

April 13, 2024



West High School BSU Allstars vs. Community Leaders Basketball Game

April 20, 2024