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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison March 11, 2015

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Photo: Protestors in front of Bascom Hall

Campus responds with resources, march after teen’s death

The fatal shooting by Madison police of 19-year-old Tony Robinson on the city’s East Side Friday is leading to calls for renewed action on social justice on the UW-Madison campus. Robinson was not a UW student but had friends who attend the university.

8 Days, $8, 150 movies: Film Fest returns April 9-16

Did you know the Wisconsin Film Festival is the largest university-managed film festival in the nation? Expand your cinematic horizons April 9-16 with new, highly acclaimed films such as The End of the Tour and Timbuktu, and stunning documentaries like Ballet 422, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, and Push It to 11: The Bits of BacoRelated: View the festival trailer

UWPD recovers 600 stolen bikes

Have you been the victim of a bike theft in the last ten years? The UW-Madison Police Department may have your bike. Learn more and follow the instructions to potentially recover your stolen bike.

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Campus Life

A fine four lead the Badgers into March Madness

Heading into the NCAA tournament, the four seniors leading the men's basketball team reflect on their fondest memories of UW-Madison and one another.

School of Music rallies behind stricken student

Student musicians from five ensembles will perform a benefit concert Wednesday, March 18, for Brittany Sperberg, an energetic trombonist and senior music education major who's battling a debilitating illness.

My Favorite Things

Introducing…. #UWFinalFur

We loaded up a bracket full of puppies, cats, even a cow decked out in Badger gear. Did yours make it? Campaign for votes and see if yours or your friend's pet will make it all the way through the head-to-head matchups to reach that one shining moment. The first round of 32 match-ups has already started -- Vote now!

Off Campus

Photo: Beer taps at Union Terrace

Six teams of student brewers vie for top honors

With a smell, a swirl and a swig, a panel of experts selected the top red lager in a student brewing competition. "Inaugural Red" is coming to the Terrace this summer.


Neurobiology closing in on a fall launch

Brain scientists are achieving remarkable breakthroughs in battling obesity, stroke, dementia and other challenging afflictions. Fueled by growing student demand for this field, the College of Letters & Science is preparing to offer a new neurobiology major, ideally by the fall.


Line Breaks Festival offers a week of cutting edge performances

With Overture Center performances, talkbacks and an extended art exhibit, the First Wave Hip-Hop Theater and Urban Arts Community will showcase the top new aesthetics in contemporary performance art at the ninth annual Line Breaks Festival.