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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 8, 2015

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A season to remember

The Badgers gave us unforgettable moments right up until the last buzzer. Relive the magic. Related: Video - Fans still have reasons to celebrate | Social media spirit | Chancellor Blank - What a ride! | Tom Oates - Badgers made 'em believe  

Blank explains reasoning behind tuition increase

As she has previously mentioned publicly, Chancellor Rebecca Blank plans to ask the UW System Board of Regents on Friday to increase tuition for professional students and out-of-state undergrads.

Gear up to graduate: important dates are coming

Two important deadlines are approaching for students who plan to graduate on Saturday, May 16 at Camp Randall Stadium. And don't miss two special photo ops coming up before the big day.

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Sessions scheduled to discuss making Diversity Framework a reality

Four sessions will help bring the framework's aims to life, creating a university community that encourages full participation of all members and maximizes the expression of their talents and contributions. Related: Meet the VP for Diversity finalists

My Favorite Things

Towering treat to reach rice-puff record

One sheet pan won't cut it. Come to think of it, you might need a chainsaw. Find out who's attempting to cook the world's largest Rice Krispie Treat this weekend.


Chancellor, provost introduce Strategic Framework for 2015-19

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf are announcing the university's five top-level priorities for the next few years. They are designed to “not only protect our legacy … but also will encourage new ideas from all corners of the campus.”

Pro Tips

Top tips for better biking

There's no better way to escape the campus bubble than a bike ride -- especially now that spring is here. Check out these handy tips from UW Commuter Solutions to get rolling again.

Your Health

Raise your heart rate — and charity dollars — at Wisconsin Wellness

Giveaways,  an obstacle course, a Zumbathon benefiting Underdog Pet Rescue and more. Who could resist a day of fun that also raises awareness about fitness and physical activity? Join Rec Sports and many local vendors for this annual event.


J-schoolers help make “Big Share” a big success

Students from the SJMC used their social media savvy to raise money for 70 area nonprofits through Madison’s first one-day, online giving event.