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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison January 21, 2015

Be in the Know

Photo: Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion

Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion start with strong turnout

Some discussions were filled with emotion; some were eager and energized. Students, administrators, faculty and staff joined in the first of several dialogues addressing racial disparity and tension and the marginalization of groups in the UW-Madison community.

Multicultural Student Center welcomes discussions

Amidst renewed public conversation about bias and inequity, Joshua Moon Johnson arrived at UW-Madison to lead the Multicultural Student Center. Learn more about the MSC and how it can help students of all backgrounds feel connected and supported.

Video: UW’s newest Golden Globe winner

Jill Soloway got her start in UW's Communication Arts program. Find out how she got from Vilas Hall to becoming the Golden Globe-winning creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series "Transparent."

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Campus Life

Slideshow: Moments in Time

Looking ahead to the spring semester, revisit some of the many reasons that 2014 made us excited, inspired, celebratory and proud. These photos hint at much more in store in 2015.

In its first year, BioHouse brings opportunity for students in science

BioHouse, which opened in September with 66 students, is the newest of 10 UW–Madison residential learning communities. Find out about the people who live there and the exciting opportunities it provides.

In the News

Photo: FAFSA form

UW-Madison is a solid choice for less debt

Though the percentage of undergraduates at UW-Madison who use student loans and the amount they borrow rose slightly from last year, both still remain below national averages. Student Financial Aid breaks it down.

My Favorite Things

Video: Just how full IS the SERF? This app knows

Avoid the long, stressful waits for a basketball court or treadmill with a new app created by students. How Full is the SERF is good news for anyone who wants to work out at UW-Madison's indoor facilities.

Off Campus

Transportation Options gives wheels to UW-Madison volunteers

You've got the motivation and the energy ... but can you get there from here? On a campus where few students have cars, transportation can be a barrier to volunteering. Learn how the Morgridge Center can help students get where they need to go. Related: Register for Badger Volunteers.

Pro Tips

New Year, new you? Top tips for keeping your resolutions

Ninety percent of New Year’s resolutions have already been abandoned within two weeks, says UW Health's Shilagh Mirgain — but that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are four “building blocks” to help you beat the odds and fulfill those resolutions.

Your Health

It’s not too late to protect yourself from the flu

Flu season is here, and it's a doozy — both on campus, and across the state. You've still got time to protect and prevent, though, and take care if it hits. UHS explains how.