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The Weekly

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

A French bull dog named Phoebe stands watch as twin sisters and UW-Madison seniors Alex, center, and Zoe Aaron relax on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and enjoy another unseasonably-springlike day with the temperature surpassing 70 degrees on Feb. 22, 2017. The forecast for the weekend includes a return to more winter-typical weather with temperatures in the 20s. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Be in the Know

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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.

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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.

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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

Come celebrate with us through events and opportunities to get to know the Peace Corps. For more information, visit us online at www.peacecorps.wisc.edu.

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Campus Life

Students take advantage of the unseasonably warm February temperatures, reaching the upper 60s for several days, to study on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 21, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

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.  

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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

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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!

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