My Favorite Things

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.

 

Bucky List, part II: Your ideas

Last week we gave you a list of items to check off your Bucky List before you graduate. But students submitted plenty of ideas of things to add to the list, including one essential: eating cheese curds. And here they are: Read more »

Video: Are you a yes man, or a leader, or just MIA?

Another rant from Cynthia Liu, whose classes are PILING on the group projects. It’s important to work well with others, but group projects always seem to generate drama. Luckily, she’s identified three key group-project personalities.

Video: What’s all that green stuff?

Has it been too long since you’ve seen green grass, leafy trees ruffled by warm breezes and blue skies? Take a look at this aerial video of campus, made last summer, and realize – spring is almost here!

You ask, Bucky answers

Ask Bucky, the university’s chat, search and email service, celebrates 20 years of answering questions. Campus and Visitor Relations invites you to enter to win a $200 University Book Store gift card. And take their quiz to see how well you know campus.