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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 26, 2014

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Be in the Know

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Rebuild or repair? That is the Rec Sports question

Will money be spent to rebuild or repair? Students will make this decision when voting on a new Rec Sports Master Plan. If the Master Plan is approved, seg fees would increase after buildings reopen. If it fails, fees would increase over the next five years, with money going to repair existing facilities.  Related: Chancellor Blank weighs in on the proposal on her blog.

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Survey says: Freshmen, seniors share your thoughts

Students are passionate about UW–Madison – the academics, the connections, the opportunities. Now freshmen and seniors are being asked to share their candid thoughts about their UW experience in a confidential National Survey of Student Engagement.

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February 28 Deadline for Ag Innovation competition

Students are reminded that Agricultural Innovation Prize applications are due Friday. Students are tasked with developing innovative plans to address social and agricultural challenges within food systems. More.

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Campus Life

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Video: Think spring — and beyond! — with the Terrace

Forget what the thermometer says: the days are getting longer (no, really!), and we're getting closer than ever to those warm, wonderful days out on the Terrace. Until then, we've got this video.

In the News

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Geoscientists’ find confirms 4.4 billion years of Earth’s history

Think that moldy pizza seems ancient? The microscopic zircon crystal found in Australia by geoscience professor John Valley is now confirmed to be the oldest known material of any kind formed on Earth.

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Through Wisconsin International Scholars, students pursue global passion

“After traveling to Russia, there was no turning back for me,” says Brett Schilke. As he prepared to enter UW–Madison, Schilke discovered how the Wisconsin International Scholars (WISc) program would help him continue to pursue his international interests and connect with peers who share a passion for global affairs. Related: Meet the Fall 2013 Wisc Scholars.

Achievements

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Awards honor excellence by teaching assistants

Is your TA awesome? The work of 15 teaching assistants was recently recognized in the College of Letters & Science Campuswide Teaching Assistant Awards.

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