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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 23, 2013

Be in the Know

Photo: graduates at commencement

Changes ahead for spring undergraduate commencement

Beginning in the spring of 2014, Commencement will look significantly different, thanks to a partnership between Chancellor Becky Blank and the officers of this year’s senior class. Under the revised plan, a single ceremony would be held at Camp Randall Stadium at noon on Saturday, May 17.

Halloween safety: Avoiding dangerous things that go bump in the night

Aside from thinking about how you’ll be wowing the Freakfest crowd with your costume, don’t forget to keep in mind some tips and wisdom from past celebrations that ensure a smooth and safe Halloween. Related: Does this costume make me look racist?

Get Social

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Dinners On Wisconsin!

Some people meet and greet. Badgers meet and eat. Sign up for Dinners on Wisconsin! and enjoy a free home-cooked meal with local alumni.

Campus Life

Rec Sports wants input for facilities upgrades

The Division of Recreational Sports wants your feedback on its facilities and is gauging interest on whether they need to be renovated or replaced. An online survey is one of a number of opportunities to weigh in. With aging facilities showing signs of wear and tear, Rec Sports needs the input for its plan for upgrades.

Screen grab of My UW-Madison

My UW to get a makeover

Call it an overhaul, a makeover, or a remodel–My UW-Madison is due for some major changes. A redesign is under way, with the goal of a upgraded version being launched next summer. Learn more about the features and proposed changes.

In the News

Students #MakeBoPay $66,130 to American Cancer Society

A year ago, Bo Ryan challenged the student body to determine his donation to the American Cancer Society, and the Badgers responded in impressive fashion – making him donate $41,279. In year two of the Shooting Down Cancer event, the UW students outdid themselves, upping the donation to an incredible $66,130.

Badgers in the World

UW grad impresses with new Zola Jesus album

During her time at UW, Nika Roza Danilova split her time between classes and being an internationally known and critically acclaimed experimental musician. Under the persona Zola Jesus, Danilova has experimented across musical genres, creating haunting and lyrical songs with a unique and powerful voice.


Astronaut scholarship honors undergrad’s adventures in research

Matt Doran isn't your average engineering undergrad, conducting research and shaping courses on robotics and signal processing. This week, he's receiving a scholarship from an astronaut.