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From the Director

Writing is a gateway to insight and wisdom, and Wisconsin needs both these days.

When the winds of change are in the air, it’s a good idea to gather one’s extended circle—especially the wisdom-keepers and those who understand our history and how it shapes these times and the future.

This spring, the Wisconsin Academy brought together our Waters of Wisconsin Initiative leaders for a day of intense discussion about the state of Wisconsin’s freshwater ecosystems.

Why has Wisconsin, which is ranked 48th in the U.S. for public arts funding, retreated from public investment in the arts?

Photograph of Jane Elder, executive director

How do the natural places we know and love define so much of what Wisconsin means to us?

One of the rewards of working at the Wisconsin Academy is being able to play in the same pool with some of the leading thinkers from across the spectrum of the sciences, arts, and letters as they wrap their heads around

I’m pleased to share with readers news that the Wisconsin Academy recently completed a strategic plan for the next three to five years.

We’re living in a time when a lot is churning, and some old assumptions about the way life is supposed to be are turning out to be less than reliable.

As the dust was settling from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions at the end of the summer, a friend of mine excitedly posted on Facebook, “I actually heard the word citizenship used!” While I can’t recall how many other people “Lik

Over the last few weeks, multiple experiences have pushed me to reflect on the power of understanding our history, learning from it, and having the courage to imagine the future in ways that safeguard generations to come.

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