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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison March 20, 2013

Be in the Know

Introducing Rebecca Blank

In case you missed it, Rebecca M. Blank, acting secretary in the U.S. Department of Commerce, has been recommended as UW's next chancellor. Learn more about her biography and hear her view on returning to university life after years in Washington, D.C.

Advising and enrollment, the easy way

Do you know "Search, plan and enroll"? Those three words will help you get the classes you need in the upcoming enrollment period. Learn more in a new video from the Registrar's Office. Related: More tips on advising and enrollment from campus experts.

Get Social

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The Art of Conversation

Join award-winning journalists as they reveal behind-the-scenes stories of how conversation leads to discovery. Tuesday. April 16, 7 p.m. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building.

Campus Life

Students on the Street: What are you doing for Spring Break?

The most popular answers: World of Warcraft, travel and sleep.

Photo: aerial view of Picnic Point

Weary of winter? Take a fresh look from above

Mother Nature has continued to sprinkle the campus and surrounding areas with snow, reminding us that winter has its own elegance. The aerial images in this slide show capture reasons to pause and admire the season before warmer temperatures arrive for good.


Erika Dickerson: Not ‘just’ a student

Student, activist, artist, teacher, feminist are just some of the words that can be used to describe Erika Dickerson.

Badgers in the World

UW grad scores front row for NCAA Tournament

As director of communications for CBS Sports, UW-Madison School of Journalism alumnus — and big Badger fan — Daniel Sabreen ’02 has a pretty sweet job: overseeing communications efforts for CBS Sports’ college properties (including the NCAA tournament and SEC football), as well as the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the overall publicity for the cable channel CBS Sports Network.

Student Org Showcase

Photo: David Ward

Chancellor Ward provides clarification on WISPIRG

Interim Chancellor David Ward writes with an update on the issue of funding for WISPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group), a group that has been widely discussed around campus over the past few weeks. The current campus discussion includes an incomplete set of facts, he says.


Competitive riding leads student to equine medicine

Much of Lauren Zappitelli’s time is spent either learning how to care for horses or riding them. For a veterinary medical student who focuses on equine care, this isn’t all that unusual. But it’s how Zappitelli rides, and where, that sets her apart.