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The Weekly

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

Be in the Know

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.

Photo: Hand holding beer

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.  

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

Campus Life

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 You could win free stuff! Click to read last week’s answer.

In the News

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.

Pro Tips

Photo: student voting

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  


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.