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2017 Buckys Dean Award

The Bucky’s: Award name says it all

The Bucky’s Award for student organizations and individuals showcased the best of UW-Madison, from the designers of the  BadgerLoop transportation pod to a sorority that raised more than $80,000 for charity.

Photo: Wenxin Huai

UW community mourns loss of student killed in weekend crash

A UW–Madison graduate student who died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle near campus is being remembered as a stellar student and a cherished classmate and friend. Wenxin “Wendy” Huai, 24, of Beijing, had been part of the campus community since 2015. She was to receive her master’s degree in economics next month.



UW student a finalist for National Youth Poet Laureate

“In summer in Afghanistan, poets hide behind the sun. It never sets.” writes Hajjar Babban, a poet, UW-Madison freshman and child of immigrants. Now her talent is being recognized, as she’s one of two finalists for National Youth Poet Laureate.

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Students invent ‘Journalit’ app to keep track of life

It started as an idea, and after much code-writing, it’s a reality. Two UW-Madison computer science students started from scratch and created an app to track your daily life tasks, health, notes and more.

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Be like the industrious ant: Get ready for next fall now

Enrollment for fall courses is underway, as are plans to sign leases for next year. A little bit of planning now will make things go much easier when you’re ready to return to school after summer. Here’s a checklist. Read more »

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Get ready to relax lakeside under the oaks. Contented sigh.

The Memorial Union Terrace reopens on Thursday, and you can help bring the iconic sunburst chairs there at 3 p.m. Thursday. Start lining up at the union’s North Park Street entrance after 2 p.m. Each person in line will pick up a chair to take onto the Terrace.

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New academic calendar takes effect this fall

A new academic calendar will go into effect in the upcoming academic year. The calendar is for academic years 2017 through 2021. Major changes include fall semesters starting on Wednesdays, and spring semesters on Tuesdays.

UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger is pictured wearing an oversized replica of the new commencement gown for UW-Madison's bachelor-degree candidates during a studio portrait at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 29, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Who wears the new graduation gown better? Bucky, of course

He’s confident. He’s focused. He’s ready to take on the world. Bucky demands attention in this swoon-worthy ensemble from UW-Madison’s new spring commencement line. Click here to see a GIF of Bucky, as well as the advanced-degree gowns.


Transcend Madison: A shark tank for Badgers

More than 30 teams of students competed in the Transcend Madison Innovation Competition for money to fund their inventions. The winners included an advanced 3D printer and a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean beverage company. Related: More Innovation Days events

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An ice cream that will make Badger athletes stronger and healthier

How do you make ice cream healthier? More hibiscus and cherries, less cookie dough and chocolate chips. More protein, less sugar. Watch how UW’s Babcock Hall Dairy Plant helps make a sweet treat for UW athletes.