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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 27, 2013

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Be in the Know

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Chancellor finalists schedule campus visits

Public reception dates have been scheduled for all four finalists for chancellor, with the first running from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. View schedules, bios and CVs for Rebecca M. Blank, Nicholas P. Jones, Michael H. Schill and Kim A. Wilcox.

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UW will offer ‘MOOCs’

Five UW faculty members will offer four pilot courses as part of a free new delivery system in higher education known as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two will launch as soon as this fall.

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Support Wisconsin Dance Marathon

UW students will dance for 15 hours straight, raising money to benefit the kids and families at the American Family Children’s Hospital. Show your support as dancing begins at 6 p.m. Fri., March 1 at Memorial Union.

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Campus Life

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Meet Vaughn Williams and his NYC Posse

The UW was the first public institution to join the Posse Program and is now the largest partner, drawing students from four cities — Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Sophomore Posse Scholar Vaughn Williams shares how his posse eased his transition from New York City to UW.

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From the Archives: Astronauts make 1966 visit

On February 24, 1966, astronauts James “Jim” Lovell and Donald “Deke” Slayton returned to Madison amid fanfare to participate in a variety of events around town and on campus. The Found in the Archives blog remembers.  

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Best bathroom on campus?

A recent Capital Times story cited the public restrooms in Nancy Nicholas Hall as among the "coolest" on campus, if not the entire city. What's you pick for the nicest bathroom on campus?

Introducing...

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New campus blog covers UW culture from a different perspective

Kait Vosswinkel is a native of West Allis, just outside Milwaukee. As a non-traditional student, she’s using her blog, Kait and the Badger, and her Twitter account, @KaitTheBadger, to explore campus culture from a different perspective. Related: See Kait's interview with a student who struggled before reaching UW.

Badgers in the World

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The Weekly Q & A: Moll takes the reigns of @UWPowersMe

Nate Moll is infamous among friends and colleagues for wearing his tour guide hat. Now, Moll is using Twitter to showcase his many other hats and the best that UW-Madison has to offer as the voice behind @UWPowersMe, an account that features student, faculty and alumni from a different UW school each week.

Your Health

Meditate your way to a healthy life

Looking to sharpen your focus and find some clarity amidst the daily hustle and bustle of a busy life? Meditation is just the thing to help foster relaxation and improve overall well being. UHS is holding a session from 12-1 p.m. March 6.

The Weekend

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The Weekend with Kelly Kanavas: Skyfall, Irish music, the Chazen

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