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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 14, 2015

Be in the Know

Your December 2015 commencement speaker is…

This award-winning alumna turned her time on and off campus into a globally savvy organization that has helped hundreds of women. Learn more about the woman who will address the graduates on Sunday, Dec. 20.

“It’s On Us” and student forums address sexual assault

UW-Madison is involved in two national efforts to combat sexual assault. An “It’s On Us” video from Athletics premieres during the Homecoming football game; three student forums on the results of the AAU sexual assault survey begin on Oct. 20.

Get Social

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See the world like never before

Cool class FOMO? The Nelson Institute’s got you covered. Watch Earth from above, learn to live with wolves, track diseases, or figure out drought in these spring courses.

Campus Life

Happy Homecoming!  Five things you can’t miss this week

It’s Homecoming Week, and Badger spirit is flying high. As alumni make the trip back to Madison for the festivities, there’s also plenty for students to do whether or not you plan to pack Camp Randall Stadium this Saturday.

Bike and pedestrian vehicle crashes on the rise

Over nine recent days, five students and staff were injured in separate bike and pedestrian crashes that could have been prevented. UWPD backs up this safety reminder with some dramatic — and disturbing — video of two incidents.

In the News

UWPD, UW oppose ‘campus carry’ proposal

With school shootings in the news, two Wisconsin state legislators have introduced a proposal to allow concealed weapons to be carried on public campuses. UWPD responds. Related: More background from the Daily Cardinal

Off Campus

More students than ever can sharpen skills in D.C.

Not a poli sci student, but still feel that policy pull? Starting next summer, students from across campus will be able to participate in the new, year-round “Wisconsin in Washington” internship program.


Slow Food UW wins major national grant

Slow Food UW, a campus chapter of the international movement promoting “good, clean and fair food for all,” has won a $25,000 grant to expand its Market Basket program delivering, fresh, sustainably-grown produce to South Madison residents.

Pro Tips

Free tech classes provide software skills for school and beyond

Looking to spice up your resume before leaving campus? DoIT's Software Training for Students offers a wide variety of topics that will help you be successful in school and your career. Did we mention that it's free?

Your Health

Need to learn how to take a break? Wellness Symposium is for you

The first-ever UW-Madison Wellness Symposium is open to students, faculty and staff who are looking to care for themselves in the midst of their everyday lives. Learn more about the sessions offered at this unique event.


The free stuff free-for-all returns!

So... it turns out that people missed us last week. How sweet! With that in mind, we are excited to announce the PERMANENT return of this little quiz corner. Prizes every week!