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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 11, 2015

Be in the Know

Student budget forums set for Feb. 17, 23

A proposed reduction in state support would also be the largest decline in state funding in university history. What does this mean for you? Related: Answers to your budget FAQs and hear from a few fellow students

Video: Snow flies fast and furious at the Battle for Bascom

You study hard; you change the world... and you know how to have a little fun when things get cold. Lakeshore may have claimed victory in the Battle for Bascom 2K15, but everybody won in what is becoming an epic annual tradition. Related: Slideshow

Get Social

@uwmadison’s favorite tweets

Jay Bilas
Scott Memmel

Show your ears some love!

Enter to win a free pair of Beats headphones from the DoIT Tech Store and get $20 to spend on Apple products just for entering. Use your coupon on Friday, Feb. 13 or Saturday, Feb. 14 at any of our three Tech Store locations.

Campus Life

Cool science images

Stunning visuals offer glimpses into seen and unseen worlds. To highlight the visual and scientific value of this imagery, the fifth annual Cool Science Image Contest solicits the best images from students and faculty and staff scientists on campus. The deadline is March 6. Related: See all of last year's honorees.

Marc Lamont Hill keynotes Black History Month

An upcoming lecture by professor, author and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill is the keynote event for UW-Madison's celebration of Black History Month. The event is part of this year's Distinguished Lecture Series.

In the News

Photo: K-9 office Rex

In memoriam: UWPD stalwart Rex dies at 12

K9 Rex could track treats just as easily as perps. The beloved police dog and his handler comprised the longest-serving team in UWPD history, serving at numerous high-profile events. Rex passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 6.

My Favorite Things

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day messages from @UWMadison

We've got sweet treats for everyone, even if you don't have someone who will save you a spot on the 80 bus. Tweet your faves at #LOVEUW and stay tuned to @UWMadison for more on Friday and Saturday!


Video: “Everybody has got to go on some kind of journey”

Heather Pickering's students use acting class to break away from the mundane and make human connections. Pickering, an instructor and MFA candidate, shares how we can use the arts to explore the personal odysseys of our lives.


Pilot testing begins for Learn@UW Course Dashboard

Thanks to the new Learn@UW Course Dashboard, students can access all of their Desire2Learn (D2L) and Moodle course content in one convenient location.