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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison November 11, 2015


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Veterans Day is every day for returned student veterans

Many undergraduates see their most significant reminder of military service once a year. Nic Harsy and other student veterans think about it every day. Related: Student vets find balance while trying to blend in

A bicyclist pedals on a bike lane at an intersection along University Avenue against a backdrop of car lights and rush-hour traffic traveling through the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at nightfall on Nov. 14, 2012. In the background is a Madison Metro bus. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Be careful in that crosswalk!

We know to look both ways before crossing the street, but do we do it? On campus — with cars and bikes in constant motion — accidents happen, but they don't have to. To change the dangerous pedestrian culture on campus, we need a few reminders.

A student updates her calendar while taking notes on a laptop computer during an undergraduate course, Mass Media and Youth, taught by Karyn Riddle in a classroom at Vilas Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 26, 2013. Riddle, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, studies how violence in mass media, news and video entertainment affects youth. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Looking for spring courses? Check out these 11 intriguing offerings

Did you know there's a course on campus where you'll spend the semester debating the meaning of life? How about another course that teaches you how to manage your money? Find your new favorite class this spring among these unique options.

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Tips and tricks for “making it” from ESPN’s Andy Katz

How did Andy Katz go from being a Daily Cardinal beat writer to one of ESPN's most recognizable personalities? Last week, during his campus visit, he shared his story. Check out his exclusive interview with the College of Letters & Science.


Native November offers many events to celebrate living traditions

You don't need to be native to enjoy and appreciate Native American Heritage Month! Events include beading workshops, a talk by the creator of Native Appropriations, discussions of issues facing native communities, a feast and more.

My Favorite Things


Food for your Friendsgiving — no baster required

Wisconsin Union Catering takes the work out of your holiday dinner with Thanksgiving-to-Go dinners. Pre-cooked roast turkey, gingersnap mustard glazed ham and vegetarian dinners with all the trimmings are available to order now until Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Off Campus


Writing contest focuses on Yahara watershed

What’s your vision of a positive future for water and people in south-central Wisconsin? The “Our Waters, Our Future” writing contest seeks inspiring short stories that can fuel actions to ensure healthy waters and vibrant communities for generations.


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Graduate student, ‘Green Talent’ works to address climate change

Ph.D. student Samuel Zipper was one of more than 550 applicants for Germany's Green Talents Award, fostering innovation in the environmental and sustainability fields. The impressive part? He was the only American to win.

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Getting started with Clutter (the Office 365 kind)

Have you noticed a new folder cluttering up your list of Outlook email folders? When turned on, this new feature learns your email reading habits and moves less important emails (typically ads and mailing list messages) into a Clutter folder.



Quiz corner is super sparkly and polishes up nice

Welcome back to the quiz corner, your home for free swag with a little edumacation on the side. (And yes, we turned the comments on this week.)