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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 10, 2012

Be in the Know

Travel tips from the pro: Peter Greenberg tells you what you need to know

Of the 193 countries recognized by the United Nations, CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg has visited 151 of them. The Weekly had a conversation with him about life on the road, tips for budget travelers and how to summon the courage to get that passport -- and use it.

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Wanna see some Crafty Badgers?

Head to the first-ever Badger Craft Clash – a student DIY Throwdown.  7 pm tonight at Memorial Union. Free “make-it-and-take-it” crafts, door prizes and more. See our event page for more info.

Campus Life

Your tuition dollars at work: Madison Initiative update

For students who might otherwise grumble at the prospect of a math class, the Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning (WisCEL) has been a breath of fresh air. WisCEL’s “learning commons” spaces encourage students to collaborate in small groups or work problems out on a whiteboard. The project is funded by the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, a supplemental tuition increase adding millions to instruction and financial aid.

Suggest a Go Big Read Question?

Would you like to ask this year's Go Big Read author a question about her book, her writing process, or radioactivity? Deadline is today! Lauren Redniss's 7 p.m. Oct. 15 lecture at Varsity Hall, Union South, is free and open to the public.

Harvard scholar Guinier to headline diversity forum

Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier, one of the nation's top scholars in the areas of access to higher education and civil rights law, will give the keynote address at this Friday's (Oct. 12) daylong annual UW-Madison Diversity Forum.


Comm Arts Prof Lori Kido Lopez

Meet Lori Kido Lopez. She’s a runner, a gastronome, and a media expert. Her work is on the cutting edge of media and cultural studies.

Your Health

UHS: New after-hours nurse line

Your body doesn’t always respect your schedule when it comes to getting sick or hurt. Feel awful after clinic operating hours and need help on what to do next? Simply call UHS’s After-Hours Nurse Line.


Badgers keep finding time to give back

Student-athletes are among the busiest people on campus, with practices, travel, conditioning and team meetings to go along with classes and study. Yet, the 800 or so student-athletes and coaches still make time to give back to the community.

The Weekend

The Weekend with Alexandria Odekirk: Dark Knight Rises showing, bouldering

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