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Philanthropy Lab class has simple mission: GIve away money

The three-credit Philanthropy Lab class offers an innovative learning opportunity in philanthropic giving. This week, the students distributed $50,000 to three nonprofit groups of their choice following a rigorous assessment and evaluation process.

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Search launched to hire vice chancellor for student affairs

A search has been launched for the role of vice chancellor for student affairs. The new position will be the university’s chief student affairs officer and responsible for overseeing and coordinating a wide range of student services.

Proposed tax changes costly for UW–Madison graduate students

Proposed tax law changes being considered by Congress would tax the value of waived tuition for graduate students. Three UW–Madison graduate students share how it would affect them. One says “it would be simply infeasible for me to attend graduate school” under these laws.

Watch Spice Adams take on Badger bowler Peter Kortes

Former Chicago Bear Anthony “Spice” Adams from the Big Ten Network faces off with Peter Kortes of the UW–Madison men’s bowling team. Can the former Bear beat Kortes at his own game?

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Sponsored: American Family supporting Rec Sports

American Family Insurance will be the first “pillar partner” of the Division of Rec Sports in the next phase of its campus partnership. With the Near West playing fields completed, American Family’s sponsorship is already helping students directly, and will encompass several other projects going forward.

UW students help run World Dairy Expo

About 100 UW–Madison undergrads worked at the 2017 World Dairy Expo to make the annual event a success. From decorating the show ring to maintaining the grounds to grilling thousands of grilled cheese sandwiches, these students know how to work.

You are not alone: Services for students affected by natural disaster

If you’ve been affected by recent hurricanes Irma, Harvey, or Maria, or by the earthquake that struck Mexico last week, there are many campus resources available for you. And know that as a campus, our thoughts, hearts, and positive energies are with you and your families.

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Got a Perkins loan? Read this!

Are you a student that receives the Federal Perkins Loan? The program is scheduled to end on Sept. 30 and all fall disbursements must happen prior to this date or your 2017-18 Federal Perkins Loan will be cancelled and cannot be reinstated. Students must accept it and sign a promissory note by Sept. 22.

 

Students go after invasive weeds in Lakeshore preserve

Six student volunteers are helping pare back invasive weeds in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve while also advancing research on how to best control invasive species in disturbed environments. Weeds like Canada thistle and garlic mustard are the target.

Cannibalistic caterpillars — who knew?

Caterpillars are supposed to be herbivores, but when the going gets tough, UW researchers found that caterpillars can end up eating each other. Plants can use certain chemicals to make themselves taste so bad not even a hungry caterpillar will munch on them. Click here to see video evidence.