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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 9, 2014

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Bucky Badger

Even with loss, Final Four appearance a winner for UW

The Badgers may have lost in their Final Four contest to Kentucky over the weekend, but Chancellor Rebecca Blank points out all of the benefits to the university during Wisconsin's successful season. Related: See images from the festivities in Dallas.  

Wondering about UWNotFair? Here’s our take

Hear about an out-of-state effort to legally challenge admissions policies at UW-Madison? Lori Berquam and Patrick Sims oppose it and tell students: "There is no doubt that you deserve to be here and we want you to be here."

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Explore Summer Term at UW-Madison

With more than 1,000 academic offerings available including online options, look to Summer Term to advance your academic goals.

Campus Life


Students display work at Undergraduate Symposium

Undergraduate achievements will be on full display as students from across campus present their work at the Undergraduate Symposium Thursday, April 10, at Union South. The event is part of Ideas to Excellence, a month-long celebration of student achievements.

Take Five: What you need to know about mumps

UHS has confirmed that three UW-Madison students have recently been diagnosed with mumps. While most healthy people with mumps recover completely after a week or two, this contagious illness can still cause serious complications.


Video: Meet trumpet player Savannah Valigura

When Savannah Valigura plays the trumpet, it's a joy to your ears. The freshman performance major explains her love of music and why she's right at home here at UW-Madison.

Badgers in the World

Four juniors named Goldwater Scholars

Universities can only nominate four students each year for this top national award, so the wins for all four nominees -- Anna-Lisa Doebley, Rachel Dvorak, Geoffrey McConohy and Tong Wang -- represent a high honor for UW-Madison.

Student sustainability leader wins Udall scholarship

Junior Colin Higgins is one of just 50 students nationwide to win the scholarship, which recognizes rising college juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to careers related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy.

Student Org Showcase

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Badger Aviators explore the wild blue yonder

Students now have the chance to spread their wings and take off, thanks to a student organization dedicated to spreading awareness of aviation. Badger Aviators focuses on getting students involved in aviation. Its members are aviation enthusiasts, who are passionate about sharing their love of flying with others.