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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 28, 2016

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Video: Beauty is fragile, and only sand-deep

Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery created a sand mandala – an intricate design made by carefully placing colored sand – in the Memorial Union. Watch what happened next.

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The price of detox

A trip to detox is no party. It will cost you more than $600 and likely the humiliation of being handcuffed in front of fellow students. During the fall 2015 semester, UWPD transported 103 students to detox. This is what it's like.  

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Did Jessie and Michael listen to your advice?

Back in 2014, first-year liberal arts students Jessie Howard and Michael Scott were trying to decide on their majors. So Letters & Science crowd-sourced it, asking readers to weigh in on what they should do. Two years later, hear what they've decided.  

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Arts on Campus

Make arts.wisc.edu your first stop when looking for Arts & Humanities events, news, academics and tickets. Explore Arts on Campus now!

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Campus Life

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The Weekly quiz: Where is this?

This week, in the weekly quiz, we're doing something a little different. This photo of a campus building was taken a few years ago, so it might not be so recognizable. Do you know which building it is?  Email your answer to theweekly@uc.wisc.edu. You could win free stuff! Click to read last week’s answer.

In the News

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Work-Study’s Sweeney ‘cared deeply about helping students’

Joan Sweeney, who died Sept. 21, helped generations of students in the UW-Madison Work-Study office. “She cared deeply about helping students, particularly first generation students and ones from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds,” says a co-worker.

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Video: It’s time to make your voice heard

Election Day is fast approaching, but you'll hit a roadblock on your way to the polls if you're not properly registered to vote. Watch to learn more. Related:  UW-Madison joins ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge  

Spotlight

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Compliance with Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act

All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to help make UW-Madison a drug-free place to live and learn. You can do this by learning about substance abuse, encouraging others to avoid abuse, and getting help – for yourself or someone you care about.

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