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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 9, 2013

Be in the Know

Wisconsin Rewind: YouTube ace returns to Madison

Come to Memorial Union at 5 p.m. Thursday to see how alum Ben Relles, head of programming strategy at YouTube, is taking his UW education viral. Related: Get up to speed on the Homecoming parade and the weekend schedule of events.

Get Social

@uwmadison’s favorite tweets

Tyler Mason
Izzy Brinker


Compose – Inspire – Share the Wonderful

Do you find it hard to explain why you’re proud to be a Badger in just 140 characters? Try something new and create your “Words On, Wisconsin!”

Campus Life

Moving Forward. Looking Back.

At UW, the campus is ever-changing, and yet certain aspects remain timeless. Each week, with the help of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, the student life blog Kait and the Badger is using photography to take a look at the campus then and now.

Photo: students outside Kohl Center

Huge Wisconsin contingent among new class

The incoming freshman class at UW-Madison represents more Wisconsin residents than in the past 12 years. If you're a nonresident, it's OK too. The class is the largest in history, with more than 6,300 students!

Photo: Kurt Squire

Q&A: Our first MOOC

UW’s first-ever pilot Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) launched last week. Kurt Squire, a professor in the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, answers questions about his class — Video Games and Learning — which began last Thursday.

In the News

Photo: Patrick Sims

Fall forum will discuss state of diversity issues

With a new chancellor, new leaders like Patrick Sims and a new framework for inclusivity and diversity on campus in the works, the 2013 Fall Diversity Forum will cover a lot of ground. Mark your calendar for Oct. 21-22. Related: Watch a Madison Magazine TV segment on campus diversity.

Your Health

Acupuncture services available through UHS

Looking for a unique, inexpensive way to relieve discomfort and pain? Are you curious about alternative or complimentary medicine treatments? Want to see what that "weird needle treatment thing" is all about? University Health Services (UHS) can help.


Accomplished student flutist started at the top

Many musicians aspire to play at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center during their careers, but for flutist and UW student Hinano Ishii, these venues were just the beginning.