Campus Life Spotlight


Seventy-six trombones and a Mike Leckrone

Director Mike Leckrone has led high-energy UW Varsity Marching Band concerts for 43 years, and he wasn’t going to let recent double-bypass surgery slow him. The band ended its year on a high note with concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check out these photos.

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Video: Watch the chairs return to the Terrace

After a long winter in storage, the colorful sunburst chairs returned to the Memorial Union Terrace Thursday. Just add some real sunshine, and let the studying and socializing begin. – See more at:

Undergraduate Celeste Huff and his sister Melina, 6, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., stop to dance a polka by Bascom Hall and the Abraham Lincoln statue as they participate in campus scavenger hunt, part of Siblings Day at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 8, 2017. Hosted by the UW Parent Program, the daylong event features a mix of fun activities, educational programming, and tours of both the campus and city, for UW-Madison students to share with their siblings. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Younger Badger brothers and sisters get a look at campus

Plenty of future Badgers were here on Saturday, April 8, as the younger brothers and sisters of UW-Madison students explored campus as part of Sibs Day activities. In addition to a scavenger hunt and science experiments, they got to pose with Bucky Badger. They’ve been indoctrinated early.


If you look hard enough, science is beautiful

Do you know what a tongue muscle looks like under extreme magnification? A thermal image of a cow? A close-up of a spider poised to jump? Check out the winners in the Cool Science Image contest.

Undergraduate student Elise Schimke sits with her photo book, "Libraries of UW-Madison," amid a row of shelving in College Library at Helen C. White Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 15, 2017. Started as a class photography project, Schimke's book highlights a topical theme as related to the area of specialty for each of UW-Madison's 41 campus libraries. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Capturing 41 libraries – a photo at a time

Senior Elise Schimke loves libraries, and she found a way to capture the essence of the more than 40 on campus — through photos.  The result is “Libraries of UW-Madison,” a quirky trip through the stacks of a top university.

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Badger women hope to ice it

For the fourth consecutive season and 10th time since 2006, the Badgers women’s hockey team (32-2-4 overall) advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four, after pounding Robert Morris 7-0 on Saturday. They’ll face Boston College (28-5-5) in the national semifinals at 5 p.m. Friday  in St. Charles, Missouri. Archrival Minnesota plays Clarkson in the other semifinal.

On April 6, 2015, hundreds of Badger fans cheer in excitement in Union South's Varsity Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as they watch the Wisconsin men's basketball team take on Duke in a televised NCAA tournament championship game being played in Indianapolis, Ind. The Duke Blue Devil's went on to win, 68-63, during the final minute of the game.  (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Selection Sunday: Are Badgers headed to Orlando? Sacramento? Or elsewhere?

The Badgers men’s basketball team will find out its place in the NCAA basketball tournament this Sunday, also known as Selection Sunday. Experts say they’ll likely get a 6 or 7 seed, although this weekend’s Big Ten Conference tournament could change that. Read the analysis. Pictured above, students watch the Badgers in the NCAA finals in 2015 at Union South’s Varsity Hall.

Hazel Symonette, left, program development and assessment specialist in the Division of Student Life, and Marquise Mays right, chair of the Wisconsin Black Student Union, perform a libation pouring ritual in memory of those who have passed on during a dedication and libation ceremony for the new Black Cultural Center.

Black Cultural Center opens with a splash

The new Black Cultural Center inside the Red Gym was dedicated on Tuesday with about 150 people in attendance.  “This center will be a place for people – not just black people, but the whole UW community – to learn about the vast contributions of black students to this university,” one student said.

Students take advantage of the unseasonably warm February temperatures, reaching the upper 60s for several days, to study on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 21, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

The warm February sun

Officially, it’s never been this warm in Madison in late February since humans began keeping track. Madison set five records for high temperatures Saturday through Wednesday, with the all-time high temperature in winter being set in the early afternoon on Wednesday at 66.


"The Freeing of the Slaves" in the north Read ROom wal of the UW Law Library. Credit: Robin Davies

Go take a look: Mural captures drama of emancipation

Have you seen this? The dramatic John Steuart Curry mural commemorating the Emancipation sits in the UW Law Library’s old Reading Room. Too controversial in 1936 for a U.S. Department of Justice Building, it was painted instead at UW-Madison.

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