Campus Life Spotlight

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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#LoveUW is coming!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to show your affection than with a message that’s uniquely UW-Madison? We’re hard at work preparing a fresh batch. If you’ve got a suggestion, tweet it to @UWMadison and tag #LoveUW.

New University of Wisconsin Police Chief Kristen Roman, left, recites the oath of office to her predecessor, retired Chief Susan Riseling, during Roman's formal swearing-in ceremony at Union South on Feb. 1, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Hail to the new police chief

Kristen Roman was sworn in today as the UW-Madison chief of police. The former Madison Police Department captain has extensive experience in community outreach, mental health issues and services to vulnerable populations.

As a fresh coat of snow falls, students make their way to class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during winter on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Now this is what Madison should look like in January

Despite half a foot of snow falling today, life on the UW campus continued, with students making their way to class through the slush and ice. A reminder to be safe on roads and contact the professor or supervisor if you are unable to make it in to class or work.

With winter temperatures in the single digits, the sun rises over the frozen Duck Pond inside the UW Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Winter in Wisconsin: Be ready for ice, snow and bitter cold

Campus has had a little bit of everything this winter: subzero cold, freezing rain and a big dump of snow. Here‘s how students can prepare to survive the UW winter, with tips on everything from clothes to forecasts to class cancellations.