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The Weekly

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

People watch the sun set over Lake Mendota while sitting on the Goodspeed Family Pier near the Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during autumn on Oct. 18, 2016. On the horizon is Picnic Point. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Be in the Know

Photo: Rebecca Blank

A post-election message from Chancellor Blank

I stayed up late last night to watch the outcome of the presidential election, as I suspect many of you did. As in every election, there were winners and losers. But regardless of your political affiliation, I think we all would like to see America thrive in the future as a vibrant democracy and a world leader.

Photo: Sign reading "Urban Meyer drinks skim milk"

Prepare your Badger wordplay for this one

Students are invited to a sign-making party from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in Gordon Dining & Event Center, with materials supplied. It's all to prepare for the Big Ten Network Tailgate outside Gordon, at 8 a.m. Saturday, before the game against Illinois.  

Bucky Badger is unveiled in 1949. With a name chosen through a student vote, the mascot came to life, with Bill Sagal ’51 donning the costume. CREDIT: UW-Madison Archives Images

Regdab? Seven things to know about Homecoming

The 2016 Homecoming Committee has assembled a full week of events to celebrate one of Wisconsin’s oldest traditions. With the help of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, we’ve put together seven things every Badger should know about Homecoming.

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Celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 14-18

Stop by the Global Fair for free food, live music, and info on how to take your UW experience global. Check out more events planned for the week!


Campus Life

Where is this?

The Weekly quiz — where was this building?

On this campus, some things stay the same, but most things change. Here is a building being torn down in 1956 at a prominent spot. Do you know what building it was, and what's being built there now? Email the answer to Then click to see the answer to last week’s question.

In the News

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Athletics announces new policies for home games in wake of noose incident

Athletics has adjusted policies related to the expectations placed upon attendees of its home athletic events. The new standards, part of an ongoing review of fan behavior, carry-in and ticket policies, will be in effect this weekend.

My Favorite Things


Fifty years of helping UW students

Students walking into the offices of the Center for Academic Excellence feel welcome — and that's a big deal. For 50 years, CAE's mission has been to guide first-generation students, low-income students and students of color through the UW-Madison experience.  



Vote for new commencement gown; finalists show Badger pride

The Senior Class Officers of 2016-2017 have been working with the Office of the Chancellor and the University Book Store to redesign the cap and gown worn at commencement. Check out the final three designs, and vote for one by Friday.



Who says students can’t have start-ups?

Every startup should have an origin story, like Apple and its essential garage. A UW-Madison senior has invented a product to stop an invasive species we know all too well: Buckthorn.