Surrounded By Reality
The Wisconsin Idea
"The borders of the University extend to the borders of the state." Research conducted at the University of Wisconsin System should be applied to solve problems and improve health, quality of life, the environment and agriculture for all citizens of the state.
Sifting and Winnowing
A metaphor for the academic pursuit of truth, academic freedom, associated at the UW.
Coined by UW President Charles Kendall Adams in an 1894 final report exonerating professor Richard T. Ely of
censurable charges from state education superintendent.
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“Whatever may be the limitations which trammel inquiry elsewhere
we believe the great state University of Wisconsin
should ever encourage that continual and fearless
sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”