Campus Life Spotlight

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

A look back: Campus looks great in both white and green

We’re nearing the end of 2016, and a pictorial look back shows a year full of inspiring moments. These photographs, selected by University Communications photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter, are a collection of their favorite Moments in Time for the year.

Watch Team UW compete in Ninja Madness Sweet 16

Three UW students — “Science Ninja” Zach Kemmerer, pole vaulter Taylor Amann and “R.A. Ninja” Andrew Philibeck — will compete vs. Maryland in Team Ninja Warrior College Madness, airing at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 on Esquire Network. Viewing party info here and here.

 

What’ll it be — Rose, or Peach perhaps?

The Badgers will square off Saturday against the Penn State Nittany Lions for the Big 10 Championship. At stake will be a spot in the Rose Bowl, or perhaps even a semifinal bowl in the college football playoff — Peach or Fiesta. Here’s how to get tickets and a look at the Badger bowl history.

 

The Weekly quiz: Birds served on campus

This week, in the weekly quiz, we’ll give you a break on a fresh question, and instead just revel in the tryptophan-filled history of Thanksgiving at UW-Madison.

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