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UW-Madison junior has clothing company — and it’s got wings

“One day I was sitting on my couch, not doing my ACT homework, and thought ‘I’m going to start a clothing brand and it’s going to be all about being a good person and everything is going to have angel wings!’”

Campus response to protests aims to protect free speech for all

You’ve heard a lot in the news lately about protests against speakers on college campuses. UW-Madison works to ensure all sides can have their say.

Student research: It’s already making a difference

Do children learn more from eBooks or print books? How do you get people to recycle the proper materials? These are among the student research topics presented at the 2017 Undergraduate Symposium.

Your parents were right: Hard work and brainpower do pay off

Two undergraduates were among 18 UW-Madison students receiving National Science Foundation fellowships. In addition, 15 undergrads were part of seven projects receiving Wisconsin Idea Fellowships.

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You can vote early on campus

The Wisconsin spring election will take place Tuesday, April 4. View Wisconsin ballot information. City of Madison residents may vote early on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily through Friday at Union South and the Student Activity Center.

Alpine ski team at nationals: Fun on and off the hill

The Wisconsin Hoofer Alpine Ski Team last week competed in the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championships at Mount Bachelor in Oregon, after qualifying at a regional competition. The Weekly caught up with team members to reflect on a thrilling season.

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UW students look at poverty in southern Wisconsin

A team of UW-Madison students met with more than 275 people to better understand poverty in southern Wisconsin and what policy solutions might help. They found many poor families that refuse to give up. The team came up with seven key findings.

 

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Back to the polls, on Feb. 21.

Didn’t we just have an election? Well another one — for some state and local offices — is Tuesday, Feb. 21.  Here’s all you need to know for how you can vote, and a look at what will be on your ballot.

Q&A and video: ‘Unimpossible Missions’ contest winner speaks

Catch up with the UW-Madison student who won a $100,000 contest against nearly 600 students from 35 different countries by answering the question, Can you unring a bell? The key was finding the right idiom to tackle, he says.

 

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Nicholas match raises $100 million for scholarships

A generous match has been completed, resulting in $100 million being raised to generate about $4.5 million in annual scholarships. In June 2015, Nancy Nicholas and Albert “Ab” Nicholas pledged a $50 million matching gift to get it started.