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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 30, 2014

Be in the Know

A warning from UWPD: Bike thefts rise on campus

As the weather gets nicer, more and more people are out and about on their bikes. With that, we know the number of thefts of bicycles typically increases — and this year is no different.  In fact, compared to this time last year, bike thefts on  campus have nearly doubled.

Beloved scholar, humanitarian Elder to retire after five decades

Joe Elder, professor of sociology, languages and cultures of Asia, and integrated liberal studies, has taught at UW-Madison since 1961. In addition to being an awesome guy, loved by generations of students, he is one of the country’s leading scholars on South Asia. Here's his story.  

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Campus Life

Res hall move-out

Volunteer during move-out at university residence halls

As more than 7,400 students prepare to move out of the university residence halls, University Housing is asking for volunteers to help residents and their families repurpose or recycle items they no longer need.

Happy Cranniversary! CALS celebrates with new ice cream flavor

It's sweet, tart and delicious: a cranberry-flavored vanilla base loaded with whole cranberries and swirls of a cranberry sauce. The new flavor, featuring some of Wisconsin's best-known products, was created in honor of the 125th anniversary of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

In the News

Finalists named for two student life positions

University Housing and the Multicultural Student Center are both soliciting feedback on candidates for their top leadership positions -- replacing Paul Evans and Donte Hilliard, respectively. Add your thoughts at public presentations and meet-and-greet events in the coming week.

Badgers in the World

Jail Library Group

Jail Library Group works to bring reading to inmates

Anna Wigtil spends a few hours every weekend in jail. Wigtil, a student in the School of Library and Information Science master’s program, helps facilitate the Jail Library Group at Dane County’s Public Safety Building. Each weekend, volunteers circulate carts filled with donated books and magazines among inmates.  

Job Hunt

SJMC’s malleable curriculum propels Badgers in new media

Facebook's Katie Harbath and Twitter's Alex Kowalsky are just two of the many young journalism graduates using their UW-Madison education in the world of new media. Assistant professor Katy Culver says the flexible SJMC curriculum has been key.


Styrocycle team

Styrofoam reuse and recycling program wins competition

A team of UW-Madison undergraduates has won a $90,000 award to expand a novel Styrofoam reuse and recycling program in the Madison area. The award will enable the team to expand and prototype their program to reduce packaging waste through collection and reuse of bio-shipping containers.