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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Browse the editorial styleguide A–Z

Van Hise Society, the (VHS)
for major donors to the UW; use society on second reference; do not capitalize the when calling it the Van Hise Society
see CMS 8.115–8.116 for a discussion of the names of ships, submarines, aircraft, trains, space programs, and the class, make, and model of cars
versus, vs.
write out in text, but in sports-related marketing, the abbreviation vs. is acceptable; see also court cases
veterinary school
Its full name, the School of Veterinary Medicine, is preferred, but in cases when it’s shortened, use veterinary school, not vet school.
vice chancellor; vice president (not hyphenated)
per CMS 6.78, use an en dash: The vote was 14–6
see versus, vs.