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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 10, 2013

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Be in the Know

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Video: Rebecca Blank’s message to campus

Confirmed last Friday as the next chancellor of UW-Madison, Rebecca Blank once rented an apartment on Pinckney Street and enjoys ice skating in the winter. Related: Email Blank a greeting at chancellor@news.wisc.edu.

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Berquam: End sexual assault on campus

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Lori Berquam says there are steps we can take individually and as a campus community to stop sexual assault. Read her message to students, along with info and statistics on prevention.

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Campus Life

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The Power of Design: SoHE efforts bring laptops to Kenya

Laptops from interior design students in the School of Human Ecology are changing lives in Kenya. Student Rebecca Grady and professor Lesley Sager discuss their amazing journey.

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English prof weighs in on Draper, Mad Men

Caroline Levine is a scholar of Victorian literature — one who’s spent plenty of hours poring over the words of Charles Dickens, George Eliot and the Brontë sisters. Yet one of the English professor’s newest publications is an essay on the popular television series "Mad Men," and its views of American society in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Don’t let your old Wiscard expire

A new Wiscard was designed in 2008 to increase campus security and provide better access to campus services. As a result, Wiscards issued since that time carry a five-year expiration date and some are coming up soon.

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Summer in Madison? Why not take a class?

Enrollment for UW-Madison summer courses begins this week. There are more than 1,000 courses to choose from, including more than 60 courses offered online. Get ahead by taking a course that accommodates your busy summer schedule. Courses vary in session length – some as short as three weeks.

Badgers in the World

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The Milkman Returns: J.J. Watt visits to thank law students

Almost three years ago, J.J. Watt turned to students at the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic in the Law School for help setting up a nonprofit group to fund after-school sports programs. Last week, Watt came to say thanks. “The foundation wouldn’t be here without the help of the clinic,” says the NFL All-Pro.

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Mark your calendar: April events worth attending

There are a huge number of events on campus this month. A few of special note are LGBTQ Out & About Month events from April 9-26, the Give a Damn! documentary and UHS Poker Run on April 18, and the Madison Glow Run on April 19.

Achievements

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First in the morning, first in the nation

While other students still slumber, the Air Force ROTC “Flying Badgers” have already worked up a sweat running laps at the Shell. That’s what it takes to be first — and that’s what this group is. The cadets' average physical fitness score is the highest in the nation. “I told them we could be No. 1,” says Lt. Col. Todd Berge.

The Weekend

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The Weekend with Christian Wilson: African music, Spring Pow-Wow, farm breakfast

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