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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison January 18, 2017

Be in the Know

The Union: More food options than cheese curds and pretzels

Three restaurants opened Tuesday in the Memorial Union. In addition to the Rathskeller's comfort food, the union now has Carte, a made-to-order salad and sandwich shop, and Strada, an Italian eatery with pizzas, pasta and piadinas.  

Video: Berquam gives a hearty Badger welcome back

It's a whole new semester, and Dean of Students Lori Berquam wants everyone to feel welcome back on campus, she says in this video. And new students, don't forget your Wisconsin Welcome app, which can guide you around campus and to events.  

‘Awkward Black Girl’ to kick off Black History Month

Issa Rae — you may know her as the "Awkward Black Girl" — will speak from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, in Union South to kick off the UW-Madison Black History Month celebration.

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Privacy Matters!

Are you sharing too much online? Could your favorite app be trouble? Your personal info is like money. Find out how to keep it safe.

Campus Life

Winter in Wisconsin: Be ready for ice, snow and bitter cold

Campus has had a little bit of everything this winter: subzero cold, freezing rain and a big dump of snow. Here's how students can prepare to survive the UW winter, with tips on everything from clothes to forecasts to class cancellations.

In the News

Photo: Ab and Nancy Nicholas

Nicholas match raises $100 million for scholarships

A generous match has been completed, resulting in $100 million being raised to generate about $4.5 million in annual scholarships. In June 2015, Nancy Nicholas and Albert “Ab” Nicholas pledged a $50 million matching gift to get it started.

Ninja champions relied on energy, teamwork

There was no stopping the three-person Wisconsin team on their road to the "Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness" championship. " Zack Kemmerer, Taylor Amann and Andrew Philibeck beat MIT in the finals on Dec. 20. Kemmerer reflects on the triumph.

My Favorite Things

Don’t ignore those light bulbs going on!

Do you have a great idea — an invention, a business or even an app? UW-Madison has several competitions to help you make them a reality. Awards are made during Innovation Days in the spring, but you need to get started now with entries.  


Photo: Students working with power tools

Video: Building the future of transportation

It's not easy to build a pod that will move at 200 mph through a vacuum tube. A group of UW students is creating Badgerloop, which is competing in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop design competition. The team will race the pod on a test track later this month.  

Your Health

Meningitis update