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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 15, 2017

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Freshmen, seniors: Have your say and a shot at $200 through student survey

On Tuesday, freshmen and seniors received an email asking them to share their candid thoughts on their UW–Madison experiences by participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Help shape UW's future, and maybe win $200!

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Get ready: Rec Sports to hold two job fairs

Rec Sports has plenty of openings, and it's holding two job fairs soon: from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the SERF, and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on March 1 at the Natatorium.

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A Badger with an eye for ground-breaking TV

"Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" have all become part of popular culture thanks to a Badger alumnus. Letters & Science graduate Josh Sapan has been CEO of AMC Networks since 1995 and was named among the most creative people in business.  

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Campus Life

"The Freeing of the Slaves" in the north Read ROom wal of the UW Law Library. Credit: Robin Davies

Go take a look: Mural captures drama of emancipation

Have you seen this? The dramatic John Steuart Curry mural commemorating the Emancipation sits in the UW Law Library's old Reading Room. Too controversial in 1936 for a U.S. Department of Justice Building, it was painted instead at UW-Madison.

In the News

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Back to the polls, on Feb. 21.

Didn't we just have an election? Well another one — for some state and local offices — is Tuesday, Feb. 21.  Here's all you need to know for how you can vote, and a look at what will be on your ballot.

Your Health

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You do need your sleep to learn in class!

You better get some Z's, if you want good grades. Electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest that synapses – the junctions between nerve cells – grow strong and large during the stimulation of daytime, then shrink while we sleep, creating room for more growth and learning the next day.

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