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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison March 5, 2014

Be in the Know

Forward under 40 Awards honor seven amazing Badgers

Need inspiration on where your UW degree can take you? The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) has recognized seven amazing young alumni for their contributions in a wide variety of fields to the global community. Read their stories.

Do good as you Dougie at the Dance Marathon

Join the Wisconsin Dance Marathon family for an unforgettable 12 hours of fancy footwork from noon-midnight on Saturday, March 8. Performers, family speakers, local celebrities, Bucky, the UW band and more will be on hand to raise money for the American Family Children's Hospital. Sign up to dance or make a donation today.  

Get Social

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Lit Fest 2014

What’s your genre? Young Adult? Poetry? Maybe adaptations are your thing? WUD Publications Committee invites you to Lit Fest, March 5- 8, Union South

Campus Life

And… ACTION! Film Fest goes live on March 6

Ready to pick some flicks? The schedule for the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival comes out tomorrow, with everything from action movies and comedies to local shorts and foreign films with flair. Student discounts and campus showings make the Fest your perfect destination.

In the News

Baby sea turtle

Baby sea turtles need warm blankets, too

The littlest loggerheads seem to vanish between their ocean escape as infants and their return, years later, to coastal waters. Sorting out the likely path turtles take through those "lost years" helps conservationists and wildlife managers focus on opportunities to build the turtle population, as well as how the turtles’ lives may be disrupted by climate change.

Badgers in the World


ASM Green Fund applications available to students

UW-Madison student organizations may now apply to receive funding for sustainability-related projects on campus from the newly created Associated Students of Madison Sustainability Committee Green Fund for fall 2014.

Student Org Showcase

Water polo players in the pool

Club water polo melds aspects of several sports

Club water polo is a physically demanding sport. “When I was in high school, I played football. I swam. I played a little basketball. I played baseball. I did a whole mess of sports but nothing has been quite as challenging,” says John Poelking, whose men's club is hosting an invitational this weekend at the SERF.