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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 16, 2014

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Be in the Know

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Don’t panic! Favorite food carts staying nearby

The weather still stinks, but the return of food carts to Library Mall signals the official start of springtime in Madison. Learn how your favorite spots for snacking will be affected by construction in the coming months.  

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Got commencement questions? We’ve got answers!

If you've got questions about commencement -- for yourself, or for family or friends traveling to Madison to celebrate -- join campus experts for a live Web chat on Thursday, April 17 from 12-1 p.m. (CDT).

Get Social

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All-Campus Party

You are invited to participate in five days of activities, April 22-27, presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board. Check out the event schedule for what is billed as Bucky’s favorite holiday.

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Campus Life

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Less hassle, more discounts for Wiscard

This summer, Wiscard purchases on campus will be made simpler and offer more discounts on food. Campus Cash, Housing Food and Union Meal funds will merge into a single account for nearly 50 campus locations.

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Llama fur and entrepreneurship build a business

Two UW-Madison students are bringing together collaborators on three continents to pursue their dream of building a sustainable sleeping bag. Jared Sandlin and Jared Burris are on the verge of launching their first product: a sleeping bag insulated with llama fur.

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An update on Ethnic Studies programs in Letters & Science

In recent weeks, there have been discussions on campus surrounding the future of the four Ethnic Studies units in the College of Letters & Science. Learn more about the process and what it means.

Buzz

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Students brainstorm ideas for Bucky’s Butchery

Twenty-one students majoring in animal science, design studies, food science, art and computer science, brainstormed ideas for the look and feel of campus’ future meat store – Bucky's Butchery –  which will open when CALS’ new meat science building is completed in 2017.

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Earth Day: From Teach-ins to Twitter

UW-Madison's environmental legacy is well-known, but worth taking another look at as Earth Day approaches on April 22. The Wisconsin Alumni Association examines student involvement, academic advances and alumni accomplishment in the environmental field.

Your Health

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More mumps cases: what you need to know

The number of mumps cases identified in UW-Madison students has increased to five. Check out this update from UHS to learn how to prevent the spread of sickness and keep others safe if you do get sick.

Achievements

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Phi Beta Kappa inducts 116 new members

The Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin Phi Beta Kappa welcomed 116 new members at a reception last Saturday night that also honored Anthony DiSanza, professor of music.

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Art historian named Beinecke Scholar

Brontë Mansfield, a junior majoring in art history and English, has won a nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship, worth $34,000 towards graduate study.

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