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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison July 19, 2017

Be in the Know

New leaders named for cultural centers, Our Wisconsin

Gabe Javier, who has served as interim director of the Multicultural Student Center for more than a year, will become the center’s director Aug. 1. In addition, Karla Foster has been named coordinator of the new Black Cultural Center and the Our Wisconsin program welcomes two new faces.

#UWsummer day shows campus is humming in the heat

UW-Madison's campus is busier than ever during the Summer Term with classes, research, athletics and more. On Tuesday, we documented all that was happening in Badgerland, with plenty of help from you. Check out the day in this video recap!

Photo: Camp Randall stadium

New policy is crystal clear: Only see-through bags at football games

From now on, fans can only bring clear bags to Badger home football games at Camp Randall, according to a new policy. Each ticket holder is allowed one small clutch purse and one large clear bag. Guests won't be allowed in with a non-approved bag.

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Campus Life

Best selfie spots on campus, according to Bucky

For those of you who want to step up your selfie game, Bucky Badger is here to help. From Camp Randall to Lake Mendota, find out about the best spots to take selfies on UW-Madison's campus — all tested out by Bucky himself.

My Favorite Things

They’re screaming for ice cream — Banana Peanut Butter flavor

Recent UW-Madison graduate Emily Gerber and senior Kerry Huth have started an online petition to make Babcock Dairy Plant’s Banana Peanut Butter ice cream a permanent flavor. Daily Scoop employees dish up a standard set of permanent flavors year round, with specialty flavors available a couple weeks at a time.  

Pro Tips

UWPD warns students about phone scam

UW-Madison police have received several reports from students – mostly international ones – who report receiving a call from a UWPD officer demanding money and threatening arrest if they don’t pay. It's a scam. Don't pay or give personal information. Hang up immediately.

Spotlight

UW junior is a champion baton twirler — she’s also legally blind in her left eye

Tara Harris is the current College Miss Majorette of Wisconsin, and has several other baton-twirling championships. And she's done it even though she's legally blind in her left eye, which limits her ability to see in three dimensions.