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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 5, 2012

Photo: Picnic Point sunset

Be in the Know

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Rest in beats, John Vietnam

First Wave scholar John "Vietnam" Nguyen tragically drowned in Lake Mendota last week. A friend shares a remembrance of what made him so special. Related: Watch his application video to the First Wave program.

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No summer slowdown here

Though it may not quite match the hustle and flow of the fall and spring semesters, the summer months are filled with activity at UW–Madison. Wondering what you missed? Here’s a rundown.

Get Social

@uwmadison’s favorite tweets

Patricia Paskov
Emily Connor
Kimberly Alison

Available at last! The Red Shirt™, Fifth Edition

Get the shirt that makes a difference in students’ lives. Proceeds go to the Great People Scholarship.


Campus Life

Video: Bucky says Welcome Back

Video: A short message to students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Hey girl: UW grad student channels Ryan Gosling

UW grad student Danielle Henderson's blog, Feminist Ryan Gosling, is lighting up the Internet. It's also turning into its own book. She gets ink in this month's Marie Claire.


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From Kabul to Madison: Mehria Sayad-Shah

On a hot morning in 1994, 8-year-old Mehria Sayad-Shah raced through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. "Run!" her parents shouted at the confused girl as rockets flew overhead. Mehria's desperate run that day began a remarkable journey that has brought her to medical school here in Madison.

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Can you #FindUW? Get in the game Sept. 7

UW-Madison has a booming social-media scene, with hundreds of accounts stretching across platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. It also has historic buildings, time-honored traditions and a 935-acre campus. Combine those elements and you have #FindUW, a social-media scavenger hunt coming up this Friday.

Your Health

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Nasty cough? Sore throat? Get to UHS!

Feeling sick? What can you do? Walk-in to the UHS Lakeshore Clinic in Dejope Hall (specifically for acute illnesses and minor injuries only) or make an appointment at the UHS full-service main clinic located at 333 East Campus Mall.

The Weekend

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The Weekend: Women’s Volleyball, Student Org Fair

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