Know of a book that all of us should read? Submit it for Go Big Read

Book submissions are now being taken for Go Big Read for the 2018-19 academic year. Title suggestions will be accepted through Dec. 15 and can be made online. Once again, the theme is “contemporary issues” that spur conversations.

eText pilot program to start next semester

eTexts and other digital course materials are becoming more available to students for a fraction of the cost of printed materials. Starting in spring 2018, there will be an eText pilot in 16 courses across five schools and colleges at UW. The goal is to reduce book costs and see if more eTexts could be used across campus.

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Sponsored: Amazon pickup location in Sellery Hall now open

Amazon customers on campus will now be able to have their merchandise delivered to a central pickup location on the east side of Sellery Residence Hall. The service offers free one-day pickup on Amazon Prime orders placed before 10 p.m. The facility is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. M-F and noon-9 p.m. weekends.


Photo: Walter Echo-Hawk

Diversity Forum speaker to represent the rights of Indian tribes

This year’s Annual Diversity Forum will be a two-day event Nov. 7 and 8, with speakers, break-out sessions, training workshops and a community forum. Walter Echo-Hawk, a Native American attorney representing Indian tribes on treaty, water, prisoner and repatriation rights, will speak.

Brand New Badger: Transgender freshman advocates for LGBTQ+ students

In just a few weeks on campus, Simone Williams has made many connections. The first-year student is program and outreach coordinator at the LGBT Campus Center and a First Wave member, as well as an artist and activist. Through art, education and advocacy, Williams hopes to make a difference on campus.

Mobile app lets you order food online from campus dining halls

On-campus dining just got faster and more convenient. University Housing and the Wisconsin Union have partnered with Tapingo to provide easy online ordering of food and drinks for pick-up through a free mobile app.

New system allows direct hire of note takers for McBurney

The McBurney Disability Resource Center is introducing a new electronic accommodation and case management software. The center’s new system allows McBurney staff to directly recruit and hire students to take notes for for eligible students registered with the McBurney Center.

Meet Rosee Xiong, a Brand New Badger with a talent for technology

“(My parents) urged my oldest sister to go to college, and she became the role model for the rest of us,” Rosee Xiong says. “And now I’m hoping I can be a role model for other minority students and for my younger siblings.”

Brand New Badger: From the race track to the classroom

Tazio Stefanelli is used to life at high speed – for the past seven years he has been racing cars, most recently on the Formula Ford circuit. Now the Elkhorn resident is starting his studies in engineering.

Brand New Badger: A passionate voice on race relations

During his undergraduate years at UW–Whitewater, Kyree Brooks increasingly sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations. Now the Milwaukee native is a first-year graduate student at UW–Madison.