From the Director
Finding common values, making connections, and fostering collaboration are at the heart of our work at the Academy.
Every election, my parents would joke about how their votes would cancel each other’s out. They agreed to disagree and there were some topics my parents did not debate.
Recently, I have been hearing a lot about resilience, the invaluable quality that is essential to maintaining daily life during times of crisis and which is also the underpinning of great achievements.
I step enthusiastically into the Academy Executive Director role at a time of guarded optimism and cautious dreaming.
Taking time for reflection and re-examination
A ten-year journey carrying the vision forward comes to an end.
Finding the right lever to pull at the right time can result in big change.
Have dwindling investments in K-12 civics and social studies led us to our current cultural/political moment?
One of the signs of good mental health is the ability to tolerate ambiguity.
Imagine what it was like on that February afternoon in 1870, when hundreds of people crowded into Wisconsin’s State Agricultural Hall for the convention to organize the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.
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Madison, Wisconsin 53726
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Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25