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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison March 9, 2016

Be in the Know

Summer Term offers change of pace — and a great excuse to stay in Madison

Summer in Madison is a one-of-a-kind experience. With a different pace and quick turnaround time, why not use that time to make some extra progress on your academic and professional career? It's easier than you think.

Blank’s Slate: Reflecting on campus diversity and cultural change

Chancellor Blank says the energy at the recent “Moving Forward: Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Diversity” shows how much these issues are on people's minds. "While much has been done," she writes, "that doesn't mean we should be satisfied."

Campus mourns student who passed away while studying abroad

UW-Madison offers its condolences and support to the family and friends of Alex Fish, a junior studying international business and finance who died unexpectedly while on a program in Barcelona, Spain.

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Free Snacks & Summer Plans: March 15 at Union South

Get the lowdown on Summer Term, including financial aid, housing, and internships. Tuesday, March 15, 4-6 p.m. at Union South’s Varsity Hall.


Campus Life

Visit the newly refurbished facility that put the ‘observatory’ in Observatory Hill

After being closed for nearly two years for unexpected repairs, Washburn Observatory is back in business for public stargazing -- including every Wednesday in March. The observatory is in its best condition in many years, says the Department of Astronomy's Jim Lattis. “It’s probably working better now than it did in the 19th century. It’s a beautiful instrument in many different ways.”

Video: Wheelhouse Studios keeps the creativity flowing

From Free Art Friday to unique and accessible classes in a variety of fields, the Memorial Union's Wheelhouse Studios offers many outlets for creativity in the heart of campus.

My Favorite Things

Get up close with the inner workings of the famed Carillon Tower

The UW Carillon plays everything from game day favorites to Game of Thrones. But did you know there are actually three carillons inside -- and that you can visit? The Badger Herald invites you to take a new look at these familiar chimes.

Off Campus

Oscar-winning alumna Nicole Rocklin takes turn in the ‘Spotlight’

Days after winning an Oscar, life isn’t that different for Nicole Rocklin. “I woke up and had to make my kid breakfast and sweep the floor," she says. Rocklin is one of the producers of the movie "Spotlight," which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards Feb. 28.


Former director returns to campus to lead McBurney on interim basis

As Cathy Trueba, director of the McBurney Disability Resource Center since 2006, moves into a newly created role as the university’s director of compliance, the center will remain in trusted hands thanks to Trey Duffy, Trueba’s immediate predecessor.

Your Health

Violence prevention workshop offered for grad and professional students

As UW-Madison develops a program for incoming graduate and professional students to address sexual assault, sexual harassment and partner violence, UHS staff will facilitate roundtables to gather ideas and experiences that will help to inform the program.


Quiz corner says ‘So long, Stinktown!’

We're not actually going anywhere; we just couldn't resist the opportunity. If you've got a nose for campus trivia -- or if you just want to win free stuff -- this is the place!