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Wiscopinion: Who has the best cheese curds?

Tell us your Wiscopinion for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Student Union! Last week we asked you what your favorite thing about fall was — and you said leaves changing color. This week, we want you to decide where the best cheese curds are.

Photo: 2013 Homecoming Parade

Come along with me, Badgers — it’s Homecoming!

Light of the Moon race tonight, parade on Friday and the No. 5 rated Badgers football team taking on Maryland Saturday at Camp Randall (with a possible special guest). Add in tailgating, a trivia contest and block parties, and Homecoming Week is a busy time to be a Badger.

New center looks to spark interfaith dialogue

When going to family events, meeting new people and discussing things in class, one of the topics we usually avoid bringing up is religion. But a new group on campus is looking to do exactly that: Bring inter-religious discussions to UW’s campus. Learn more about the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry and its goals.

50 years ago: Dow protest drew eyes of the nation

On Oct. 18, 1967, UW students occupied the Commerce Building (today’s Ingraham Hall), to protest recruiting by Dow Chemical, the maker of napalm. Violence erupted when city police officers with riot sticks forcibly removed students. Hear from those who were there.

Arrest made in assault, attempted abduction case

UWPD has arrested a person of interest in connection with the assault and attempted abduction that happened near Observatory Drive last week. The man has no UW-Madison affiliation and was taken into custody without incident.

Sift and winnow plaque

Regents adopt Freedom of Expression policy

The UW System Board of Regents passed a policy Oct. 6 that imposes a mandatory set of sanctions for students who repeatedly disrupt the free expression of others. Learn more about what this means for UW-Madison.


When walking on campus, take measures for safety

In the wake of an assault and attempted abduction on campus early Monday morning, remember these safety resources. SAFEwalk offers escorts to accompany you. And the WiscGuardian app makes your phone a personal safety device.

Nervous about going to office hours? Here are some tips

Going into a professor’s office hours can be intimidating, but professors really are just normal people, and they want to hear from you — even if it’s not about class. Aside from course questions, office hours are a great way to build a relationship with your instructors. Here are some suggestions for making that easier.

Photo: Beer taps at Union Terrace

Fake IDs: Fact vs. fiction

How much of what you’ve heard about fake IDs is fiction, not fact? Check out this article from University Health Services – you might be surprised.

VIDEO: Why you receive crime warnings and what to do

Crime warnings are sent out to the campus community to provide notice of a crime that has recently occurred and that represents an ongoing threat. This video explains why you receive the warning and what’s included.