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Who better to design a dorm than students?

Four engineering students proposed a simple yet viable solution for renovating Witte Residence Hall, which is more than 50 years old. Housing officials loved it and the construction now under way includes key elements of the students’ proposal.


Warrior Book Club connects veterans, civilians

Graduate student Molly Harris has not served in the military. But she drew on her knowledge of classical literature to form the Warrior Book Club, which brings together veterans and non-veterans to discuss writing about combat and its aftermath.


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Return the McBEE survey on bystander training

This week, UW-Madison students will receive the McBEE survey, which is part of the Multi-College Bystander Education Efficacy study on which bystander training programs increase prevention behaviors and reduce violence on campus. Up to 1,000 students who complete the survey will be eligible to receive a $10 gift card.

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Badgers b-ball: Kind of a Hokie match-up

The Badgers are invited to the Big Dance, where they’ll be a No. 8 seed and face the Virginia Tech Hokies in the first round. It’s a tough road, though: If they win, they’ll likely face defending national champions and No. 1 seed Villanova.



The ultimate field trip: A week in Japan for these lucky students

Professor Adam Kern and four students got to travel to Japan for a week to be featured in a popular prime-time television program. It turned out to be a life-changing event.

Summer Term

Make summer term part of your summer plans

Summer Term is a one-of-a-kind UW-Madison experience. You can focus on one or two courses, tackling a challenging subject or getting a prerequisite out of the way. And you can finish a course in three, four, or eight weeks, rather than the full 15 weeks of fall and spring terms.
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Plan ahead: Fall course listings now available

The Fall 2017 course listings (term 1182) are now online in Class Search and Course Guide.  You can access Class Search using MyUW Student Center.


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Will it be The Name of the Rose? Or The Color Purple?

It’s madness, I tell you: The UW-Madison Libraries’ Book Madness Tournament pits 64 books against each other in a bracket. Vote for your favorites to win each round. Anyone can submit a bracket, with gift cards for the winners.


Students and pedestrians walk past flowerbeds with plantings in the shapes of "U" and "W" along the stairs leading to the front of Agricultural Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the first day of Fall-semester classes on Sept. 6, 2016. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Agriculture majors: More than crops and livestock

The rapid evolution of technology is changing the world quickly, but one thing stays the same: People need to eat. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) helps train students to participate in and contribute to our nation’s diverse food systems.
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The cutout sunburst design of a silhouetted Memorial Union Terrace chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison frames the view as the sunset sets over Lake Mendota during a summer evening on June 21, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Summer dreams: When will the Terrace open?

We’ve all been dreaming of the day when we can sit on the Memorial Union Terrace, sip a drink and watch the sunset. Although recent warm weather drew early visitors, the official reopening probably won’t be until April.

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