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Finding tranquility in the midst of exam stress

Exams are a stressful time for everyone, so don’t forget to give yourself a “brain break” in a quiet peace place. Here‘s a list of tranquil places in and around campus that fit the bill perfectly, from a greenhouse to a coffee shop.

Winter grads to enjoy pomp and circumstance on Sunday

On Sunday, more than 1,000 students will take part in the winter commencement ceremony at 10 a.m.in the Kohl Center. A special student who graduated 50 years ago but never had the opportunity to take part in the ceremony will also be there to put some closure on his academic career.

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The best route home after a late night at the library

After a late night (or early morning) studying at College Library, you’ll have a new option for getting home during finals week. A pilot shuttle service will run between College Library and all of the University Residence Halls from midnight to 6 a.m.

Public viewing of TV shows created by commencement speakers

With Winter Commencement just 11 days away, the Union will screen TV shows created by speakers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. See “Once Upon a Time” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Union South; and “Lost” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Memorial Union.

Campus mourns graduate student, global health adviser

The campus community is paying tribute to two Badgers who passed away recently. Landscape architecture graduate student Ian Santino, 31, died Nov. 28 from cancer. Robin Mittenthal, who helped develop the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health, was killed in a farm accident.

With moped rules changing, know where to park over winter break

Starting Jan. 1, mopeds will be prohibited from parking on terraces, sidewalks, and at/near bike racks in Madison. In addition, moped storage over winter break is limited to the dedicated Residence Hall lots on campus. Read the details.

Wild campus events, from Bull Worm yells to crying on the Terrace

You have likely seen these improbable events on Facebook, but did you attend? Below are some of our favorite imaginative Facebook events — both fictional and real — created by UW–Madison students.

Need gift ideas? Try something red and white and Badger all over

Missed Black Friday? Skipped Cyber Monday? Maybe this is what you’ve been waiting for — gifts you won’t find in the big box store, with Wisconsin written all over them (in some cases, literally). Just in time for your seasonal shopping, here is our 2017 Gift Guide.

Campus mourns loss of graduate student, advisor Colin Rohm, 26

Graduate student Colin Rohm is being remembered by his campus colleagues as a scholar of uncommon talent and wide-ranging passions who nurtured the intellectual curiosity of thousands of his fellow students as a gifted advisor.

Advice from seniors: What would they have done differently?

As seniors get ready to graduate, they reflect on their years at UW–Madison and provide advice to freshmen just starting out. Four seniors share what they would have done differently if they could go back in time.