The University Staff blog, ‘The People’s Slate’, is a collective effort. We attempt to examine those topics which might be of interest to the staff, paying particular attention to world and historic events and personalities, especially those that have a tie into working people, the UW, and Wisconsin in general. We also try to cover a large variety of subjects related to art, music, and diverse communities in order to make the blog a useful resource where you can get a short educational download on a topic you may not have explored before.
Charles Rangel – Never a Bad Day Since
Charles Rangel was born in New York City in 1930. After dropping out of high school, he found a series of low paying jobs to be unfulfilling, and in 1948, joined the US Army. Rangel …November 30, 2021
David Susskind – From Campus to Combat
David Susskind was raised in a Jewish family. He graduated from Brookline High School in Massachusetts and entered the University of Wisconsin at Madison. During WWII, he joined the US Navy and was assigned as …November 17, 2021
Edward M. Kennedy – Private First Class
Edward Moore ‘Ted’ Kennedy was born into what would become one of America’s most storied and enduring political families in American history. His grandfather, John Fitzgerald, was Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Joseph P. …November 9, 2021
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