Department Chair and Professor of Consumer Science Cliff Robb discusses the importance of the holiday shopping season for businesses big and small, especially in the face of inflation and cost of living increases.
Professor Emeritus Majid Sarmadi is quoted about the use of “blaze pink” in hunting gear and the continuing resistance to wearing it by some male hunters. While a Design Studies professor, Sarmadi and hundreds of his students conducted research into this shade of pink, finding that it can improve hunters’ safety.
Consumer Science teaching faculty member Christine Whelan describes ways people can find more fulfillment while participating in the holiday shopping season, including spending money on experiences and putting emphasis on spending time with loved ones.
Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Ben Fisher explains his research that found that putting law enforcement in schools doesn’t seem to make students safer, and in many cases, may result in more negative outcomes, especially for Black and brown students.
Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Jennifer Gaddis discusses how she, Human Development & Family Studies Assistant Professor Margaret Kerr and Human Ecology graduate students are working with the Madison Metropolitan School District to better understand emotions around school food and the choice to participate or not in school food programs.
Story by Sofia More x’26, UW–Madison student studying Community & Nonprofit Leadership. Mariana Ray-Hernández x’24 is a first-generation, Mexican American student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Community & Nonprofit Leadership with a passion for …
Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies Alvin Thomas discusses ways the city of Milwaukee could improve the well-being of its citizens — things like mental health resources and access to jobs — to try and bring down the number of homicides and serious crimes in the city.
Department Chair and Professor of Human Development & Family Studies Heather Kirkorian is quoted about the need to protect younger children from potentially upsetting material about the Israel-Hamas conflict and, in general, determining the appropriate age and development level for children to have access to a smartphone.
Assistant Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Kasey Keeler writes that while the prevalence of land acknowledgment statements has expanded rapidly in recent years, this type of recognition rings hollow as Indigenous people in the U.S. face a homeownership crisis. Indigenous people have had inequitable access to homeownership throughout U.S. history, Keeler says.
Department Chair and Professor of Consumer Science Cliff Robb is quoted about what he calls “generational indebtedness” when multiple generations of a family owe money on student loans, which he says can create a feeling of despair.