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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 22, 2017

Be in the Know

Twinning in engineering: It’s in their genes

Two’s company, three’s a crowd and seven’s a freshman engineering cohort at UW-Madison. Learn more about two sets of twins and a set of triplets that all share a common passion for engineering.

Beyond the beach: alternative spring break experiences

Are you looking to do something different this spring break? Do you want to give back, not just sit on a beach? Two different programs offer the opportunity to travel, have some fun with friends and also help others.

Super Badger: White scores game-winning touchdown during Super Bowl

Former Wisconsin tailback James White, who scored the game-winning touchdown in the New England Patriots' overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, says the Patriots and Badgers are similar. "They have guys who work hard and put the team first."  

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Peace Corps Week

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Campus Life

The warm February sun

Officially, it's never been this warm in Madison in late February since humans began keeping track. Madison set five records for high temperatures Saturday through Wednesday, with the all-time high temperature in winter being set in the early afternoon on Wednesday at 66.  

From Ecuador to Kenya, student group helps out around the globe

Through the Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace, students collaborate with artisans around the world to share their stories, sell their products and reinvest profits in their communities. Read how this organization creates a global difference.


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Microbiology students assigned to correct misconceptions

A microbiology instructor challenged her students to take what they're learning outside the classroom and help people discover that what they think they know about science may be wrong. Here's how one student followed through.

Your Health

Friday rant: It’s not easy being green (with sickness)

In her newest rant, Cynthia admits she's too sick to function right now. In all honesty, the easiest thing to develop in college is a cold. And a wave of sickness has, yet again, washed over Badgertown. And UHS offers some tips to deal with it — wash your hands!