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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison November 23, 2016

Dusk falls to nighttime as pedestrians walk along East Campus Mall past the Chazen Museum of Art (left) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during autumn on Oct. 28, 2016. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Be in the Know

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Staying safe on campus

Enjoy Thanksgiving at home, but don't forget to lock up your stuff while you're away. The UW-Madison Police Department has seven tips for Crime Prevention and Campus Safety. More ideas: Don't walk alone, and lock your doors.

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5 tips to make your Thanksgiving break a success

With no classes Thursday through Sunday for Thanksgiving Break, students are looking forward to spending time on the couch catching up on their favorite TV shows. Check out these 5 tips to refresh yourself over the holiday break!

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Plan for second dose of meningitis vaccine

If you're home for the holiday, talk with your folks about how to get your second dose of meningitis vaccine. Make an appointment for winter break with your family physician or check your insurance to see if a pharmacy at home or in Madison can provide it.

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Campus Life

UW-Madison Chef Carson Gulley poses with his chefs and a number of roast turkeys to be served to students around Thanksgiving time in 1947.

The Weekly quiz: Birds served on campus

This week, in the weekly quiz, we'll give you a break on a fresh question, and instead just revel in the tryptophan-filled history of Thanksgiving at UW-Madison.

In the News

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A look at ground-breaking Badger athletes

Following World War II, African American athletes joined UW teams in larger numbers, and for decades, they were the most visible minority students on campus. But they often faced obstacles and discrimination.

My Favorite Things

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Eat up — it’s all delicious

The approach of the holidays is the perfect time to plan for some good eating. Whether it's planning slow food,  talking WUD cuisine, or even reflecting on the role of food in your family and culture, it's all tasty.

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Are you ready to rant?

Want to blow off some steam? Watch Free Rant Friday, Badgers! In this occasional series, Cynthia Liu will vocalize all of student life's irritations. In the first episode, she rants about how hard it is to find your core squad during freshman year.  

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