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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 19, 2017

Be in the Know

UW student a finalist for National Youth Poet Laureate

"In summer in Afghanistan, poets hide behind the sun. It never sets." writes Hajjar Babban, a poet, UW-Madison freshman and child of immigrants. Now her talent is being recognized, as she's one of two finalists for National Youth Poet Laureate.

Students invent ‘Journalit’ app to keep track of life

It started as an idea, and after much code-writing, it's a reality. Two UW-Madison computer science students started from scratch and created an app to track your daily life tasks, health, notes and more.

The Bucky’s: Award name says it all

The Bucky's Award for student organizations and individuals showcased the best of UW-Madison, from the designers of the  BadgerLoop transportation pod to a sorority that raised more than $80,000 for charity.

Photo: Wenxin Huai

UW community mourns loss of student killed in weekend crash

A UW–Madison graduate student who died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle near campus is being remembered as a stellar student and a cherished classmate and friend. Wenxin “Wendy” Huai, 24, of Beijing, had been part of the campus community since 2015. She was to receive her master’s degree in economics next month.  

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Apply now to UW Pre-Law Summer Program

UW Law is accepting applications for the LSAC DiscoverLaw Pre-Law Program, a summer immersion experience for undergraduate students.

Campus Life

Video: Watch the chairs return to the Terrace

After a long winter in storage, the colorful sunburst chairs returned to the Memorial Union Terrace Thursday. Just add some real sunshine, and let the studying and socializing begin. - See more at:

In the News

Student research: It’s already making a difference

Do children learn more from eBooks or print books? How do you get people to recycle the proper materials? These are among the student research topics presented at the 2017 Undergraduate Symposium.


New bias response and advocacy coordinator to help students

Satya Chima has joined the UW-Madison Dean of Students Office as bias response and advocacy coordinator. She will assist and support students in addressing incidents of bias and hate both on and off campus.

Video: Badger Caring Closet helps students in need

The Badger Caring Closet works to ease the financial burden of daily necessities by providing supplies at no cost to students in need. It has everything from clothing to notebooks to shampoo.

Pro Tips

Tips to raise your grades

As you finish up the last few weeks of school and begin to prepare for final exams, check out these five tech tips that turn your smart phone into a personal study tool rather than a distraction.

How to get that perfect summer job. Or at least a pretty good one.

Instead of enjoying spring afternoons on the Terrace, many college students are on the hunt for a summer job. Whether you are looking for an internship, full-time position or easy money, here are some tips.


Volunteers sought during residence hall move-out

Each year, University Housing engages students, staff, and a host of partners to donate and recycle unwanted items during move out. University Housing is asking for volunteers to help residents and their families say goodbye sustainably to items they don't need.