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Share your Wiscopinion – and win free stuff!

Every student has a Wiscopinion, right? We want to hear what you think – and we’re giving away free stuff! This week’s topic: your favorite Babcock ice cream flavor. Check back next week for the results. One student will win a $25 gift certificate (one entry per student).

Video: New class teaches sign language

A new class offered this summer teaches students American Sign Language, and students loved the immersive experience. “Sign language is a beautiful mode of communication,” says one participant.

UW researchers create new resource about depression

Researchers have created a resource focused on young adults’ varying experiences with depression. Video and audio clips feature 38 young adults talking about what they’ve gone through, how they cope and where they’ve found hope for the future.

Reaching new heights

In his freshman year, pole vaulter Rashid Coulibaly managed to boost his personal best by an astonishing 2 feet, 7 1/2 inches. See how he did it.

Reaching new heights

Freshman pole vaulter Rashid Coulibaly is already achieving remarkable feats for UW’s track and field team, tying for third-best outdoor vault in UW’s record book at 17 feet, 6½ inches. Learn more about this promising freshman who added 2 feet, 7½ inches to his vault in just five months.

Financial aid office gets social

The Office of Student Financial Aid has come into the social media age and joined both Twitter and Facebook! It’s a great place for you to go to get the latest info on tuition and aid. On Twitter, the handle is @UWMad_FinAid, and the Facebook page is here.

Connect with UW financial aid — on social media

The Office of Student Financial Aid has come into the social media age and joined both Twitter and Facebook! It’s a great place for you to go to get the latest info on tuition and aid. On Twitter, the handle is@UWMad_FinAid, and the Facebook page is here.

Go Big Read Book tells of growing up in Rust Belt, escaping poverty

Go Big Read, the UW-Madison campus common-reading program, selected “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance for the 2017 -18 year. In the book, Vance tells the story of what it feels like to be born into a region and class that has experienced serious economic disruption.

Photo: Fake Statue of Liberty head

Does an exhibit at the Union make ‘Pail & Shovel’ party respectable?

Flamingos on Bascom, the Statue of Liberty sunk in Lake Mendota and boating races in Camp Randall. The fertile imagination of Leon Varjian and the “Pail & Shovel” political party that transformed campus in the 1970s will be honored at an exhibition at Memorial Union starting Saturday.

 

New bias response and advocacy coordinator to help students

Satya Chima has joined the UW-Madison Dean of Students Office as bias response and advocacy coordinator. She will assist and support students in addressing incidents of bias and hate both on and off campus.