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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison August 9, 2017

Be in the Know

How to take in the solar eclipse: Tips from UW Space Place

Since this is the first time in almost 100 years that there will be a total solar eclipse, you don't want to miss it. The eclipse will take place Monday, Aug. 21. Make sure you know how to watch — without the right eyewear you can cause serious damage to your eyes.

Program helps new international students adjust to Badger life

A new program gives first-year international students a chance to acclimate to UW–Madison before the full school year starts, with activities such as a scavenger hunt and a visit to Target.

What a summer it was! Time to get ready for fall

The final week of summer term is upon us. Here's hoping you enjoyed learning, but still got lots of sun. Now it's time for a break —  The Weekly will return Aug. 30, during move-in week. Classes start Sept. 6. On, Wisconsin!

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Campus Life

Only a couple more weeks to try out the UW Weaving Lab

At the Weaving Lab, you get the opportunity to learn how to weave for free on five floor looms in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Experience the meditative qualities of weaving, find out more about how weaving connects with math or just learn more about how fabric and textiles are made. The lab is open until Aug. 22.

What do you like best about Summer Term?

From being able to balance work and class to a relaxing campus atmosphere, UW students had a variety of different reasons for liking summer term. Hear from six of your fellow Badgers about what they liked most about spending a summer in Madison.

LGBT Campus Center celebrates 25 years

The UW–Madison LGBT Campus Center, established in 1992, continues to evolve as it listens to the needs of the student community. One student called it a place on campus "where I know I am always welcome."  

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Video: New class teaches sign language

A new class offered this summer teaches students American Sign Language, and students loved the immersive experience. "Sign language is a beautiful mode of communication," says one participant.

Pro Tips

How to Terrace responsibly

With alcohol available on the Memorial Union Terrace this summer, it's important for UW students to keep alcohol safety in mind. Being respectful when drinking helps maintain an atmosphere where people of all ages can come and enjoy the space. Here are some tips.

Spotlight

The White House

UW student interns at the White House

From studying abroad to interning across the world, UW–Madison students have had some amazing opportunities this summer. As a White House intern, UW engineering student Collin Doerflinger was there at the signing of an executive order to revive the National Space Council. Read Doerflinger's account of this historic moment.