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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison March 6, 2013

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Photo: mitten on fence post

Losers not always weepers

Hoisting a lost mitten onto a Bascom Hill fencepost is one way to seek out its owner. But you might be surprised: UW actually has many options when it comes to lost items. Many of the items that are misplaced — sunglasses, mobile phones, books and even single shoes — are not only found, but ultimately returned.

Twitter shapes classroom give-and-take

You can toss away that paper; Twitter just became your study guide. The social platform is changing the way UW students and professors interact in more classes than ever before.

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@uwmadison’s favorite tweets

Claire Allen
Tyler Gremban

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Campus Life

UW-Madison among “Sustainable 16” in Environmental March Madness

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among 16 colleges and universities recognized for excellence in environmental academics and sustainability practices as part of the Second Annual Environmental March Madness tournament.

Task force recommends stronger policies on alcohol

A task force that reviewed UW-Madison’s policies on alcohol service at university events is recommending stronger enforcement of the minimum legal drinking age, limits on events where alcohol is provided without a professional server, and improved communication of alcohol policies to the campus community. Learn more and share your feedback.


New blog aims to show off Madison’s sophisticated side

Last fall, UW-Madison undergraduates Samuel Hutchins and Daven Hines launched their blog, Urbanity. The two Milwaukee natives were inspired by the collegiate influence UW-Madison has on the surrounding city's culture and style.

Campus sign of the week?

What's your favorite sign on campus? To nominate one, take a cell phone picture and tag it #UWMadison on Instagram or tweet it to @UWMadison. We'll share the winner on social media.

Badgers in the World

Banihani, UN policy analyst and UW alumna, to speak on campus

Shams Banihani, a policy analyst with the United Nations Development Programme, will visit campus for presentations this week on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and UNDP’s work in poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, gender equality and building green jobs.  

Job Hunt

Graphic: Q&A in speech bubble

Advising web chat set for March 12

Questions about your academic plan? UW–Madison advisors want to help. Set yourself a reminder to join a live web chat from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, and get the help you need.

Student Org Showcase

Notes for Needs concert benefits Southeast Asia

Notes for Needs, a benefit concert to be held from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 in Mills Hall, will features several of UW-Madison's top A cappella groups.


UW Students Win Policy Competition

Last weekend, a team of five UW-Madison: La Follette School of Public Affairs students won first place in a regional public affairs competition and they now move on to compete at the national level.

The Weekend

The Weekend with Kelly Kanavas: Hockey, cows and mud!

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