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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison March 30, 2016

Be in the Know

New site highlights actions to foster positive campus climate

Work is under way across campus on the measures Chancellor Blank announced March 15 to create a more inclusive community. Track progress and find other important news at a new website launched today. Related: Submit your proposal

Are you prepared for Election Day?

Ready to vote? Make sure you have what you need before Wisconsin’s Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary next Tuesday, April 5. Related: Check out this video for quick reminders

Remembering Jim Baughman, legendary journalism professor

He may have avoided social media, but James L. Baughman, Fetzer-Bascom Professor in the J-School, truly knew how to connect with students and colleagues. Baughman died on Saturday. Related video: Baughman delivers a "5 Minute Lecture" in 2009.

Get Social

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Summer Break = Summer Breakthrough

Take classes during Summer Term to gain an academic edge. 1,000 classes on campus. 100+online. Enroll this week at MyUW.

Campus Life

Cool Science Images

You might expect to see this at the Chazen - could it be the work of an impressionist master? Nope - try a postdoctoral student in a medical genetics lab. Check out the other winning images - they're so stunning you may forget you're learning something...

Office for Civil Rights to visit campus, meet with students

As in November, students will have an important opportunity to provide input on topics such as sexual harassment and sexual violence from April 12-14, with a campus visit from representatives of the federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

In the News

‘Amazing is really the best way to say it’ for new men’s hockey staff

Excitement is red-hot for Tony Granato and his assistant coaches, brother Don Granato and Mark Osiecki -- all former Badger stars. Players, fans and fellow coaches welcome the trio back to Madison.

My Favorite Things

In daytime or Fright Night, Science Hall is one for the ages

Hoax or horror? Reality or imagination? Tales about Science Hall. (have you noticed the period?) are as tall as its towering, castle-like walls at the base of Bascom Hill. Nelson Institute Student Ambassadors share 10 favorite tidbits of Science Hall trivia.

Off Campus

UW alum, ‘Workaholic’ Anders Holm bets on himself — and wins

If you think that Anders Holm is everywhere these days, you’re right. A combination of hard work and a few lucky breaks has put the writer-actor, a 2003 alumnus of UW-Madison, in the spotlight.


Q&A: Scholar-scientist Keven Stonewall is motivated by passion

From Chicago's South Side to a cancer research lab -- with a little dapping and a TEDx talk for good measure -- Keven Stonewall is on his way to big things. He wants to inspire his fellow students as well.


Quiz corner has a ‘big voice’ this week

Sending a "haho" out to Bronson Koenig and Will Decorah, two Badgers who are awesome on and off the hardwood. Did you guess right? Try, try again for free swag.