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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 13, 2016

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Speak out to change campus climate

Creating a welcoming climate for everyone at UW-Madison means speaking out against incidents of hate and bias. Learn more in this short video.


Phone scam targets UW students, impersonates FBI

Callers are impersonating federal agencies to steal personal information. Don't fall victim to this old but recurring scam! UWPD advises what to do if you get a similar call.

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Investigation of reported sexual assault continues

The UW-Madison Police Department continues to actively investigate a first-degree sexual assault that was reported to have occurred near the Memorial Union on Friday, April 8.

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Campus Life


Students and their siblings share campus life at Sibs Day

Some students have siblings ready to join them on campus; others will have to wait a bit longer. Sibs of all ages recently joined current students to experience a day in the life of a Badger during the first annual Sibs Day. Above, sisters Lucy (left) and Melissa Stalkowski collaborate in a Biotrek Science Workshop.


Returning adult students honored for overcoming extreme challenges

Imagine studying for an exam and raising a child at the same time. UW is shining a spotlight on two returning adults for finishing their degrees while juggling the demands of adult life.

An iconic "W" banner hangs between the columns of Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Nov. 9, 2007. In the foreground, a pedestrian walks by as tree leaves on Bascom Hill begin to change colors during autumn.
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Photo by: Jeff Miller
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Make your voice heard on campus climate — even if you’re graduating

UW wants to hear your best ideas to foster healthy community. Graduating undergrads and grads can participate in a paid focus group to help out. Related: Submit proposals to be funded by the university



Science Writer in Residence is well-traveled journalist

She’s trekked the world, from Guatemala to Iceland, from China to the North Pole, all in the name of communicating science. And now, the award-winning Alexandra “Alex” Witze will be in Madison as UW-Madison’s spring 2016 Science Writer in Residence.

Pro Tips

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DoIT: Must-haves for keeping your info safe

Learn how to back up, secure and store all your most important information at a free DoIT workshop.

Your Health

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UHS-sponsored online training for suicide prevention

Students who complete At-Risk by Friday, May 6, will be entered in a drawing to win one of eight $25 gift cards to the University Book Store.



Quiz corner thinks 1956 was a pretty great year for alumni

Did you recognize this bud of Bud? (Selig, that is.) Try your luck at this week's quiz question and win free swag.