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Four unique summer courses

Summer is a great time to try a course that’s different and unique. Whether learning about Manga, video games or the musical “Hamilton,” UW-Madison students had the opportunity to take some interesting one-of-a-kind classes this summer. Here are four you might not know about.

Top 10 summer courses with highest enrollment

From Organic Chemistry to Mystery and Crime Fiction, UW-Madison offered a variety of courses this summer — some more popular than others. Find out the what the 10 classes with the highest enrollment were.

They’re screaming for ice cream — Banana Peanut Butter flavor

Recent UW-Madison graduate Emily Gerber and senior Kerry Huth have started an online petition to make Babcock Dairy Plant’s Banana Peanut Butter ice cream a permanent flavor. Daily Scoop employees dish up a standard set of permanent flavors year round, with specialty flavors available a couple weeks at a time.

 

5 ways to fall in love with campus in the summer

Before students become a Badger it’s hard to get a full understanding of everything UW-Madison has to offer. But there are a lot of programs that help high schoolers delve into the campus atmosphere. Find out about five programs that introduce students to UW.

Summer Sweet Spots video: The UW Arboretum

Looking for some solitude so you can commune with nature? Then the Arboretum is your place. The 1,200 acre natural area has tallgrass prairies, savannas, forest and wetlands. It’s great place to wash your spirit clean, as John Muir would say.

Photo: Flowers in UW Arboretum

Summer Sweet Spots video: The UW arboretum

Looking for some solitude so you can commune with nature? Then the Arboretum is your place. The 1,200 acre natural area has tallgrass prairies, savannas, forest and wetlands. It’s great place to wash your spirit clean, as John Muir would say.

Summer sweet spots video: Memorial Union Terrace

Brightly colored starburst chairs, shady oak trees, a cool breeze off Lake Mendota. The Memorial Union Terrace is the place to relax during the summer, and it even features live music four nights a week.

Beyond the library: Best study spots for summer class

Summer brings a whole new array of beautiful study spots to enjoy — here are the best places to learn while enjoying the lazy beauty of a Madison summer. Also, tell us your favorites in the survey at the bottom for your chance to win some Badger swag.

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Video: It’s been a good year!

In the final Free Rant Friday of this academic year, Cynthia Liu gets all mushy and admits that she really enjoyed her freshman year. And she thanks all those who helped her. Stay tuned for the outtakes!

Academic societies honor top students

These Badgers have been using their heads. Phi Kappa Phi has inducted more than 60 students, and Phi Beta Kappa has inducted 144 students. These academic societies choose the most outstanding students, so take a look here and here to see who got in.