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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison December 12, 2012

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Your Union, but better

When you change a campus icon like the Memorial Union, people notice. And when part of the building disappeared recently, some people really noticed. The work is being done to preserve the past, but also improve the building for the future.

Moments in Time: The Year in Photos

Life goes by in a blur most days, yet there are compelling moments taking place all around us — if only we had time to look. UW photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter have chosen these images as the most compelling faces and places of 2012. Related: Vote on The Weekly's Student Photos of the Year before Dec. 19.

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Campus Life

Students on the Street: Your worst holiday gifts

What was your worst holiday gift? We asked students last week and they told us: Furbys, woolen socks and ugly sweaters.

Jimmy Anderson’s UW story will inspire you

As Sunday's Winter Commencement approaches, we salute soon-to-be Law graduate Jimmy Anderson, who has overcome a terrible accident and paralysis to finish his degree and prepare for a career as a lawyer. Related: Tweet your congrats at #UWGrad

‘New 32’ rising in Lakeshore

A new $17.3 million residence hall, temporarily named New 32 Hall, will be ready to house more than 170 students next fall. It will have a conservation and sustainability name and focus.

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Behind the scenes with the UW Marching Band

Most people only see the UW marching band’s final product: the stellar half-time show it presents to adoring Badger fans. Behind the scenes, UW Marching Band administrative coordinator Shannon Schaefer is the unsung hero of the operation.

Achievements

Honors: Montee Ball and Exceptional Library employees

On Tuesday, Montee Ball was awarded first-team All-America status from the Associated Press, among other end of season awards. College Library also recently recognized its best employees.

The Weekend

The Weekend with Alexandria Odekirk: Dogs on Call, Firefly, women’s hoops

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