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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 19, 2016

Be in the Know

Meningitis: What you need to know

Get the vaccine - it's fast, friendly and free! UHS recommends that all undergraduates get vaccinated against meningococcal disease serogroup B. Clinics start tomorrow at the SERF.

Check your email for the campus climate survey – and speak up!

UW-Madison wants ALL students to speak up about their experiences on campus through the new survey, which runs through Nov. 7. Results will strengthen efforts to make campus more welcoming and supportive of all Badgers.

Orange you red-y to see fall colors?

In Wisconsin, blink, and you might miss the beauty of fall. The third week of October should be peak fall colors for the Madison area, but we’re not procrastinators here at UW. Get a head start on fall foliage at these spots around town.

Get Social

@uwmadison’s favorite tweets

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Science Arcade at the Wisconsin Science Festival

The Discovery Building becomes an 80’s arcade Fri., Oct. 21 from 6 – 9 p.m. Featuring vintage games, concessions and guest speakers. Play for free!

Campus Life

The Weekly quiz: Where is this bear?

For this week's Weekly quiz, tell us where this polar bear makes his home. Do you know which building you can see it in? Email the answer to You could win free stuff! Click to see the answer to last week's question.

In the News

Photo: student voting

If you’ve made up your mind, vote now

Election Day isn’t until Nov. 8, but you can cast your ballot now using absentee voting, either by mail or in person. From Oct.  24 to Nov. 4, students can register and vote in the Student Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and in Union South from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

My Favorite Things

Staffer’s video of exploding mushrooms goes viral

Nothing says fall like an "oddly soothing" video of puffball mushrooms popping in the rain, says Gizmodo. "It’s gotten way more attention than I ever expected," says DoIT's Cid Freitag.

Off Campus

Big muscles to go with their big brains

Two well-rounded Badger scientists are showing their athleticism on a national stage. Both are researchers at the Morgridge Institute; they competed in ESPN's BattleFrog obstacle course and "American Ninja Warrior."