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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison March 16, 2016

Be in the Know

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#TheRealUW: Students share stories of bias and discrimination

Hundreds of tweets to #TheRealUW have outlined the frustration and anger with UW-Madison's racial climate. The effort was launched by students in the wake of recent bias incidents in University Housing. Related: Chancellor Blank responds.

Computer science program aims to make technology open to all

“There is a place for everyone in computer science,” says Tracy Lewis-Williams, who helps provide a challenging, collaborative environment in order to recruit a broader cross section of UW students to the field of computer science.

Engineering prof shoots and scores with bracket analysis

For Laura Albert McLay, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, March Madness means a chance to apply her work in data and analytics to bracketology. Related: Her tips and tricks for filling out your bracket

Get Social

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Be the captain of our planet

Our rapidly changing planet requires a new kind of environmental citizen. Become one! Put an environmental studies course on your summer or fall roster.


Campus Life

Wunk Sheek and partners host 47th On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow

With six dance styles, amazing outfits, educational demonstrations and, yes, fry bread (seriously, have you had some?), join thousands of participants and spectators of all ages at the Spring Powwow to celebrate indigenous culture from across North America.

In the News

Late rapper, UW student to receive honorary street name in Chicago

John "Vietnam" Nguyen, a First Wave hip hop artist and activist who drowned in Lake Mendota two years ago, will have his name emblazoned on a street sign in his hometown of Chicago. It's a historic honor for multiple reasons.

Off Campus

Forward Under 40 honors young alums making an impact

What can you do to change the world in the next 10-15 years? Probably more than you think. Meet the eight young, inspirational UW alumni who are receiving this year's Forward Under 40 Award from the WAA.


WeightUp student spinoff tracks weightlifter safety, performance

When you're pumping iron -- perhaps at the new Performance Training Center? -- it's important to track reps as well as form, for safety and efficiency. A student entrepreneur has turned his eye from the grocery store to the gym to make this process really work.

Your Health

Spring break travel: No bites, no burns, no STIs

Traveling abroad for spring break? Zika virus has become widespread in many Latin American and Caribbean countries. UHS has tips for avoiding the virus and other undesirable souvenirs.


Quiz corner (squriz scrorner?) has the scoop on free swag

I scream, you scream, we all scream for... actually, if you want ice cream at UW, all you have to do is go up to the counter, and they'll just hand it to you without yelling at all. Great university, or the BEST university?