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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 22, 2015

Be in the Know

Survey asks for student feedback on sexual assault and sexual misconduct

All students are asked to complete this confidential survey in collaboration with the AAU. Results will guide policies encouraging a healthy, safe and nondiscriminatory environment. Related: UHS offers resources for dealing with recent sexual assaults

Blank’s Slate: Chancellor provides update on UW-Madison budget reductions

The $36 million plan includes $21 million in budget cuts and redirects an additional $15 million from other campus units to the university’s overall educational mission. The plan includes the elimination of approximately 400 positions, but attempts to shield students from the impact.

Go Big Read selects ‘Just Mercy’ for 2015-16

Archbishop Desmond Tutu says Bryan Stevenson is "shaping America's moral universe." Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, wants fellow Americans to realize that something is wrong when the land of the free has the world's highest incarceration rate.

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Are you a student entrepreneur?

UW-Madison wants to learn more from students who founded or co-founded companies during their time on campus. We invite you to take this quick confidential survey to expand our knowledge.

Campus Life

Plenty of time to sign up for Summer Term

Want to tackle a tough course all at once? Maybe get some prerequisites out of the way? Summer Term is the best way to finish your degree a little faster and enjoy the best of Madison in the summertime. Choose from more than 1,000 courses - plus another hundred online.

Technology, film underscore 17th annual Undergraduate Symposium

When the lights dimmed in Union South’s Marquee Theater last Thursday, it wasn’t for a feature-length movie. This year’s Undergraduate Symposium, the annual showcase event for undergraduate research, was the first to feature film shorts as part of its lineup.

Celebrate spring — responsibly!

Large-scale spring events include the Crazylegs run and Spring Game on Saturday, April 25; the All-Campus Party from Sunday, April 26-Friday, May 1; and Revelry on Saturday, May 2. Graduating Badgers can add a new tradition: a Motion W photo op.

Off Campus

Suspending travel to Kenya a difficult choice

The university's decision to suspend student travel to Kenya due to increased violence affects a number of students and faculty as well as a global health project that helps teens live with HIV/AIDS.

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‘My Earth’ energy-tracking app encourages sustainable behaviors

For people motivated by technology and fast-moving information, a SoHE professor has created an energy-tracking app to make reducing day-to-day energy usage more accessible.

Spotlight

Eight student services professionals win SPA awards

Alberta Gloria is a passionate professor who creates an academic "family" around her students. She and seven other UW-Madison professionals have been honored with awards from the Student Personnel Association.