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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 14, 2016

Be in the Know

Student Disaster Guide: Broken computer? Noisy roommate? We got answers

Your stuff is moved in, you got all your syllabi and you’re settling in to the second week of classes. We hope it’s smooth sailing, but should something go awry, there are resources to help you out if…

Ding, dong, the idiom is dead — thanks to UW student

Who says you can't unring a bell? An engineering student from the University of Wisconsin–Madison has won an international competition (and a $100K scholarship) by designing a way to prove a popular catchphrase wrong.

Dear World: This is what it’s like to be a Badger

Dear World has visited campuses from Paris to Princeton to hear the stories and take portraits of the people there. Now they're headed our way Sept. 19. Find out how you can take part.

Go Big Read, but don’t forget your ticket

Students get first priority for tickets to this year's Go Big Read event featuring author Matthew Desmond, author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Here's how to get them, starting Oct. 3.

Get Social

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Perfect Your Living Space with the DoIT Tech Store

From Apple TV to wireless printers, the DoIT Tech Store has your campus living essentials, with academic discounts and convenient on-campus store locations.

Campus Life

The Weekly quiz: What is this??

This week, we have something we spotted on campus, but we’re not even really sure what it is. Do you know where it is, and even more importantly, what it is? Email your answer to You could win free stuff! Click to read last week's answer.

My Favorite Things

They’d like to hit you with some clubs

Check out the Badger Cheese Club, the Tea Lovers Club, the Aikido Club and 800-plus other organizations at the Student Org Fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Thursday in the Kohl Center. Video: Student orgs in action

Your Health

If you see something, say something

UW-Madison wants you to help your help fellow Badgers. It's part of a strategy called bystander intervention to address problems such as high-risk drinking and sexual assault. Programs include Badgers Step Up, Green Dot and Our Wisconsin.