The Wisconsin Idea / The Wisconsin Idea in Action
http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsin-idea/ -- The Wisconsin Idea
First attributed to UW President Charles Van Hise in 1904, the Wisconsin Idea is the principle that education should influence and improve people’s lives beyond the university classroom. For more than 100 years, this idea has guided the university’s work.
From press release, Oct 12, 2012: New monument pays tribute to the Wisconsin Idea:
'The Wisconsin Idea, often articulated as "the boundaries of the university are the boundaries of the state," reflects the belief that UW-Madison teaching, research, outreach and public service should provide benefits beyond the classroom. First applied to the relationship between the university and the people of Wisconsin, it is now generally acknowledged to be national and global in scope.'
Visit the website to read more about the Wisconsin Idea and its history, and how the university continues to make a difference in the lives of Wisconsin citizens.
The Wisconsin Idea in Action is a searchable database including just some of the many ways in which UW-Madison faculty, staff and students partner with businesses, organizations and communities across the state. As more projects are added and current ones completed, this site will be regularly updated with new and revised listings.