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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison March 1, 2017

Be in the Know

Summer dreams: When will the Terrace open?

We've all been dreaming of the day when we can sit on the Memorial Union Terrace, sip a drink and watch the sunset. Although recent warm weather drew early visitors, the official reopening probably won’t be until April.

Immerse yourself in another language, culture

The International Learning Community language houses — in Adams Residence Hall — will surround you in another language and culture, if you choose to live there. Residents say it's a great way to become proficient in a language.  

Badgers are No. 1 in Peace Corps volunteers

More Peace Corps volunteers came out of UW-Madison than out of any other large school in 2017, according to a new ranking. One student says that eagerness to volunteer stems from 'The Wisconsin Idea."

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Apply today for the Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study

Scholarships are available for summer tuition. Scholarships are need-based awards available to any high-achieving undergraduate.  Apply by April 4 at

Campus Life

Black Cultural Center opens with a splash

The new Black Cultural Center inside the Red Gym was dedicated on Tuesday with about 150 people in attendance.  “This center will be a place for people – not just black people, but the whole UW community – to learn about the vast contributions of black students to this university,” one student said.

In the News

UW students look at poverty in southern Wisconsin

A team of UW-Madison students met with more than 275 people to better understand poverty in southern Wisconsin and what policy solutions might help. They found many poor families that refuse to give up. The team came up with seven key findings.  

My Favorite Things

Video: What’s all that green stuff?

Has it been too long since you've seen green grass, leafy trees ruffled by warm breezes and blue skies? Take a look at this aerial video of campus, made last summer, and realize – spring is almost here!


Photo: Rebecca Blank

Chancellor: Our Wisconsin expanding to serve all new students

Our Wisconsin invites students to “lead the Badger Way” by fostering an environment of inclusion and respect. Chancellor Blank shares highlights of the program's first year and how it will reach more students beginning this summer.

Your Health

Consent: How we say ‘yes’ and ‘no’

Consent is a free and clearly given “yes,” not the absence of a “no.” For a lot of us, we know what consent looks and feels like. The communication of a “yes” or a “no” can take its form in many different ways, not all expressed verbally.