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$20 million matching gift supports student scholarships, faculty excellence

Two of UW–Madison’s top fundraising priorities received a significant boost as donors John and Tashia Morgridge announced a new $20 million gift to the university’s All Ways Forward campaign to support faculty excellence and student scholarships.

Badger Volunteers help care for children with disabilities

Badger Volunteers have taken on a new partnership: Helping Gio’s Garden each week with its Date Night program, a night-time care program for kids birth to age 6 with developmental disabilities and their siblings. The goal is to give the parents a night off.

Memorial Union chef has created a lot of your favorite recipes

From the delicious tomato bisque soup and flavorful chili to a variety of house-made salad dressings, Chef Allison Berris is the maker of many of your Memorial Union favorites. Get to know her and her favorite parts of the job.

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.

 

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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.