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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 17, 2016

Be in the Know

Two lucky Badger athletes are living the dream

Star soccer player Rose Lavelle -- and her awesome dog -- report back from a whirlwind adventure with Team USA. And just in time for this week's MSU series, meet the newest goalie for the men's hockey team: business major and walk-on Ryan Breon.

Q&A: Tyriek Mack encourages fellow students to keep “Moving Forward”

As "Moving Forward: Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Diversity" gets closer, student leader Tyriek Mack talks about why the student voice is so important in this discussion -- and how attendees can find out what pieces they can add to this puzzle.

Task force ideas go live to combat sexual violence on campus

UW-Madison is taking an "all of the above" approach to addressing sexual violence among students, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. University and student leaders detailed how new and existing initiatives can shift campus attitudes.

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Campus Life

Student org helps Special Olympics athletes go for the gold

Not all basketball tournaments are alike. Badgers for Special Olympics (BFSO), just a tiny organization a few years ago, has grown into a robust group that uses sports like basketball to live out the Wisconsin Idea. 

Apply now for new Pre-Law Scholars Program at Law School

Students from underrepresented groups and socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds can apply for the James E. Jones, Jr. Pre-Law Scholars Program, for students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year of college.

In the News

Karla Foster leads campus community in celebration of Black History Month

Chances are you've seen Karla Foster out and about on campus during Black History Month -- and many other times. The Capital Times sat down with this energetic professional to learn how she brings people and events together.


Kyle Knox: the accidental conductor

Three years after clarinetist Kyle Knox landed a dream job with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, he was forced to switch careers. Now he's a graduate student in conducting -- something he'd never considered until his life changed. 

Your Health

Financial stress? You’re not alone

Economic stress hits most students on campus in one way or another -- and it can have a serious impact on your health, your studies and more. Here are some quick tips to help you gain more stable financial footing.


Quiz corner wants to be a Badger, so come along!

Boy badger or girl badger, it doesn't matter: everybody loves a mascot. Did you come up with the right answer? Either way, try your luck with this week's question!