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New policy is crystal clear: Only see-through bags at football games

From now on, fans can only bring clear bags to Badger home football games at Camp Randall, according to a new policy. Each ticket holder is allowed one small clutch purse and one large clear bag. Guests won’t be allowed in with a non-approved bag.

New leaders named for cultural centers, Our Wisconsin

Gabe Javier, who has served as interim director of the Multicultural Student Center for more than a year, will become the center’s director Aug. 1. In addition, Karla Foster has been named coordinator of the new Black Cultural Center and the Our Wisconsin program welcomes two new faces.

Tag your photos and videos to be featured in One #UWSummer Day

What are you doing in Madison on July 18? Whatever it is, we want to know! Share photos and videos using #UWSummer and check out what everybody else is doing. Find out more here.

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Online courses: You don’t have to be in Madison for summer term

UW-Madison’s Summer Term is a chance to advance your degree, get a prerequisite out of the way or focus on a challenging course. Thanks to an increase in online offerings, it’s now easier to do that on your own time — from anywhere in the world. Here’s why six students chose to take a UW course online this summer.

Orange, blue and fun add up to interior design contest win for UW senior

When she was a girl, Courtney Christensen used to decorate the rooms in her dollhouse. Today, she’s an interior architecture major at UW-Madison who won a nationwide interior design contest sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.

The Guide: Your key to all UW courses

Do you know where to find the requirements for your chosen degree? What about a list of all the certificates offered by UW–Madison? This month, UW–Madison published the 2017–2018 edition of our Guide, the combined catalog of undergraduate and graduate academic offerings and the Wisconsin Experience.

Update from Dean Lori Berquam: Three down, three to go

The vice provost and Dean of Students has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She shares how it’s going and her gratitude for the support she’s receiving.


New group brings philosophy to the community

Madison Public Philosophy is a new group of UW–Madison students that takes philosophy out of the classroom. They specialize in teaching philosophy to children and creating dramatizations of famous thought experiments — all to get you to think.

Five tips for studying online this summer

Even if you can’t make it to campus this summer, you can still have a UW-Madison experience, thanks to an increasing number of online classes offered during summer. They’re a good way to satisfy a requirement or focus on a challenging subject.

Warning: Watch out for blue-green algae before you swim!

It’s been pretty cold this past week, but if it warms up and you want to go swimming make sure there aren’t any blue-green algae present. The algae (which are technically bacteria) can produce dangerous toxins. Learn more about what to watch for.