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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison November 16, 2016

The Bucky Wagon travels down State Street before hundreds of cheering spectators during the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Homecoming Parade on Nov. 11, 2016. The annual parade is one of many Homecoming week activities sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA).  (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Be in the Know

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The SERF is dead. Long live the SERF!

Five times more fitness space, 10 times less brutalist architecture. Need we say more about the planned new SERF? Decommissioning of the old SERF starts next summer — here are five reasons why that's very good news.

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Show some class by picking classes

With temperatures beginning to decline and leaves from the trees falling, it may be difficult to think of spring. But now's the time to start enrolling for your spring classes. What better than a little quiz to see if you're ready?

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Madison, we have a movie

Catch your winter commencement speaker on the big screen, portrayed by Tom Hanks. At 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Marquee at Union South will screen the movie Apollo 13, featuring former UW-Madison student and astronaut Capt. James A. Lovell. It's free!

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Where is this, and when?

The Weekly quiz — What’s going on here?

With Thanksgiving break coming up, this week's quiz reaches again into UW-Madison's past. Where was this photo taken, and why so many turkeys? Email the answer to theweekly@uc.wisc.edu. Then click to see the answer to last week’s question.

In the News

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Update on UW bias reports

Like many college campuses nationwide, UW-Madison has seen an increase in harassing and uncivil behavior based on race, ethnicity, presumed national origin and political affiliation. Remember: Treat others with respect and decency.  

Introducing...

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Proud Freshman Badger

She turned down Harvard to come to UW-Madison, and Dahlia Tesfamichael has no regrets. It's close to her family in Milwaukee, her brother's also a student here, and  "across the board in almost all fields, all areas, is excellence."

Your Health

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Video: Feeling stale and nervous? Close the books and exercise!

Maybe you don't feel like going out for a jog. But it will do you a world of good. Studies show students who exercise have higher grades and feel less stressed. A student — and experts — offer insight into the positive effects of physical exercise.    

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