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Long shadows are cast as students play soccer on the recreational playing fields on the western edge of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus during an autumn sunset on Oct. 5, 2011. The aerial photograph was made from a helicopter overhead. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Completion delayed for Near West Playfield upgrade

The Division of Recreational Sports has announced a delay in the completion of the Near West Playfield upgrade project.  The completion was estimated to be the week of Thanksgiving, but now will finish in the spring.

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A look at ground-breaking Badger athletes

Following World War II, African American athletes joined UW teams in larger numbers, and for decades, they were the most visible minority students on campus. But they often faced obstacles and discrimination.


Update on UW bias reports

Like many college campuses nationwide, UW-Madison has seen an increase in harassing and uncivil behavior based on race, ethnicity, presumed national origin and political affiliation. Remember: Treat others with respect and decency.


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Athletics announces new policies for home games in wake of noose incident

Athletics has adjusted policies related to the expectations placed upon attendees of its home athletic events. The new standards, part of an ongoing review of fan behavior, carry-in and ticket policies, will be in effect this weekend.

Photo: student voting

If you’ve made up your mind, vote now

Election Day isn’t until Nov. 8, but you can cast your ballot now using absentee voting, either by mail or in person. From Oct.  24 to Nov. 4, students can register and vote in the Student Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and in Union South from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.



‘This flag comes down today!’

Bree Newsome climbed up a pole and changed the world. The activist removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House on June 17, 2015. She’ll speak at Gordon Dining & Event Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 12.



Questions about campus safety? We’ve got answers

What if I don’t feel safe in my residence hall or apartment anymore? The 2016 Annual UW-Madison Security Report has lots of good answers to your questions about reporting crimes, and campus safety in general.



Work-Study’s Sweeney ‘cared deeply about helping students’

Joan Sweeney, who died Sept. 21, helped generations of students in the UW-Madison Work-Study office. “She cared deeply about helping students, particularly first generation students and ones from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds,” says a co-worker.


Glamour magazine highlights student’s journey from homeless to hopeful

UW-Madison student Brooke Evans’ college career consisted of cold nights sleeping in her car, canned food and rising costs. She was homeless, and this summer she spoke with Glamour about her struggles and hopes for other homeless students.


$10 million gift announced to Chancellor’s Scholars Program

“The Chancellor’s Scholarship program has connected me with tools and people that I need to make my education possible,” says one recipient. Currently, 255 Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients are enrolled, representing diverse majors and areas of interest.