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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 6, 2016

Be in the Know

Graphic: 'W' crest

‘Enough is enough’ for racial incidents on campus

Each individual at UW-Madison has a responsibility to contribute to a safe, respectful and inclusive environment. Act now: attend Thursday's Hate and Bias info sessionsubmit a proposal or reflect on the messages of Vice Provost Patrick Sims.

Did you get out the vote yesterday? Tell us about it! 

UW-Madison strives to create not just good students, but good citizens as well—including supporting your right to vote. What info was most helpful preparing you for the polls? Take this short survey and tell us.

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Register for the fall: Shakespeare & Media

Learn Shakespeare.  Hold 400-year old books.  Experience the First Folio in Madison.  Register for “Shakespeare & Media.”  Fall 2016, Tues/Thurs 9:55am.  No pre-requisites.

Campus Life

Back to the garden

The Allen Centennial Garden is just starting to wake up from its long winter's nap. Above, an archived photo shows the garden in spring. Related: Read more about efforts to turn the adjoining Agricultural Dean's Residence into the HQ for student ag orgs.

Out and About Month begins with powerful story of Syrian refugee

The poignant, triumphant story shared by Subhi Nahas, who testified at the UN about persecution of gays and lesbians by the Islamic State, is one of many campus events taking place during Out and About Month.

In the News

Bud Selig: baseball commissioner, businessman, UW-Madison professor

Isthmus takes note of the sports history class former baseball commissioner Bud Selig is co-teaching. Selig's account of his role in major league baseball, including bringing the Brewers to Milwaukee, provides what one student calls a surreal experience.

My Favorite Things

For those who wanna go fast, we salute you

Most engineering students spend time cranking out equations or grinding away for their next exam. The Wisconsin Racing team pushes the boundaries of engineering and design, manufacturing and racing a Formula-style car in national competition.


Four students win prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Out of the 1,150 nominations received in 2016, 252 scholars were named nationwide. This year, all four of UW–Madison’s nominees received the award.

Your Health

Energy emergency: When caffeine consumption goes too far

Most of us turn to some form of caffeine for a quick boost. In moderate amounts, it can help decrease drowsiness and improve focus. But when caffeine is over-consumed or mixed with alcohol, the effects can be anything but uplifting. How much is too much.?


Quiz corner is full of bad puns and looks great with a polo-shirt tan

Did you rub Abe's left foot for luck on this week's quiz? How many times do you think the tour guides have told the one about the ventilation system in Humanities? Or the bodies in Science Hall? (Wait -- that one really is true.)