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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 25, 2015

Be in the Know

Student budget forum draws questions, concerns

About 100 undergrads and allies turned out Monday night at Varsity Hall in Union South to hear more about how the proposed state budget may affect the university. The forum followed earlier sessions geared toward graduate students and staff members.

MSC provides “Tools & Strategies for Cross-Racial Allyship”

As the #BlackLivesMatter conversation continues, students from many backgrounds ask, “Where do we go from here?” A workshop at the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) hopes to help.

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Campus Life

Wisconsin wrestling gears up for postseason

Lost amid the campus frenzy surrounding elite programs like men’s basketball and women’s hockey, one Wisconsin team prepares for its upcoming postseason run in relative anonymity.

For Brooklyn Jumbies, activism is a tall order

In conjunction with Laura Anderson-Barbata's interdisciplinary arts residency, the Brooklyn Jumbies offer a series of interactive community events featuring conversations, stilt-walking and activist celebrations of the African diaspora.

In the News

Video: Forbes profile highlights the Internet of Things (IoT) Lab

Forbes describes the Internet of Things Laboratory as "an innovative new education lab in America’s heartland." Faculty, students and industry use new technologies to create useful objects with embedded, data-sharing electronic sensors.

My Favorite Things

Men’s basketball: Get your stripe on for Senior Day vs. MSU

Senior Day will be a whole lot more color-coded with the Red and White Stripe Out on Sunday, March 1. Can't figure out what to wear? (Here's a hint: the student section will stay Grateful.) We've got all of the info -- including a link to special Stripe Out t-shirts.

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Stories hold power for new professor Thulani Davis

Award-winning writer and journalist Thulani Davis believes in the power of a well-told tale, especially now that she is an assistant professor of Afro-American studies. But Davis is intimately connected to one of America’s greatest full-circle narratives.

Pro Tips

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DoIT shares recs for keeping mobile devices safe and healthy

Smartphones are computers too, and are subject to some of the same risks. Viruses and malware affecting mobile devices exist, and infections are on the rise. DoIT took a look at the smartphone antivirus software out there, and whether it’s worth installing.

Your Health

Do home flu remedies actually work?

When you've got the flu, you'll try anything: Vapo-Rub on your feet, oil of thieves, gargling all sorts of wacky concoctions. But does it ever make a difference? Related: It's not too late to vaccinate! Flu shots still free at UHS