Campus Life

‘The Discussion Project’ cultivates engaging classroom conversations

When students engage in discussions in class, they learn more about the topic and about their fellow students. A new initiative on campus helps instructors facilitate high-quality classroom discussions and prepare their students to participate in them.

Get the facts on the Housing meal plan

New residents for the 2018-19 Academic Year will be asked to select a meal plan tier for food purchases for the year, based on your eating habits. UW offers the most affordable room and board in the Big Ten and has made changes to the plan based on student input.

New seminar seeks to connect students of different races, religions

The “Necessity of Now” seminar aims to break down barriers between students from different races and religions by prompting tough and intimate conversations. “If we don’t find ways to talk to each other today, then when are we going to do it?”

Photo: Lori Berquam

Berquam: Welcome back, and get the most out of UW

As the new semester starts, Dean of Students Lori Berquam advises you to try something new. Attend Wisconsin Welcome events, ask professors about doing research, consider an alternative spring break, or volunteer.

7 student clubs to join to pay it forward

The org fair is coming up next week, and there are more than 900 hundred student organizations for you to choose from. If you want to make the world a better place, there are also more than 400 different student organizations with opportunities to serve the community. Here’s seven you should consider joining.

To celebrate MLK day, students take part in volunteer event

UW celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, a week after the holiday, so more students would be in town to participate. Students and staff prepared backpacks that will be given to first responders so they can be used to help comfort children in crisis.

Happy Holidays from Chancellor Blank, Bucky and Hanns Kuttner

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and her husband Hanns Kuttner want to wish you a happy winter break and holidays. Oh, and Bucky too (even though he can’t talk). “You make this a great community in which to live, learn and work,” Blank says.

Come celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 22

UW-Madison students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2018 UW–Madison MLK Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 22, from 3 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Union. It features volunteer service opportunities, justice dialogue sessions, an art project and a free dinner accompanied by a student keynote panel.

Wiscopinion: What do you want to ask you fellow students?

With a semester’s worth of Wiscopinion polls, we want to find out what sort of questions you would ask your fellow students. Answer and win a $25 gift certificate to the University Bookstore. In last week’s poll, we asked what type of music you like to study to, and most said instrumental.

Wiscopinion: What type of music do you listen to while studying?

It seems a lot of you actually like your relatives and family. Last week we asked you about what you were most looking forward to over break, and the top priority for most (41 percent) was seeing your family. Second was sleeping in. This week, we want to know your go-to study music.