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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 7, 2016

Be in the Know

Best late-night spots on campus

SAFEwalk has a serious mission — helping you get around campus safely — but that doesn't mean these students don't like to have fun. They know the top spots on campus, from pizza joints to libraries. Here's their list.

Video: “Our Wisconsin” promotes a stronger campus community

A new community-building program called “Our Wisconsin” is teaching incoming students about ways to make the campus more welcoming to all. Watch this video to learn more.  

Photo: Babcock ice cream

A student’s guide to free stuff

The start of a new school year means plenty of opportunities to sample food and other freebies across campus. Here's a list to get you started.

Get Social

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Get the tools and tactics you need to achieve your career goals

September is “Career and Internship Exploration Month,” a great time to think about your career development goals and to attend one of the many events happening this month.

Campus Life

The Weekly quiz: What is this??

With all the newbies on campus, we thought we'd test your knowledge of campus. What is pictured here, and where is it on campus? If you know the answer, email them to You could win free stuff!

In the News

Glamour magazine highlights student’s journey from homeless to hopeful

UW-Madison student Brooke Evans’ college career consisted of cold nights sleeping in her car, canned food and rising costs. She was homeless, and this summer she spoke with Glamour about her struggles and hopes for other homeless students.

Off Campus

Badgers, Badgers everywhere

There are 72 counties in Wisconsin, and Badgers are contributing to every single one of them. A new billboard campaign shares the stories of current and former students - like McKenzie Capouch of Ettrick - who are making their hometowns a better place.

Your Health

Trying for the best buzz? This will surprise you

It’s no secret that one of the side effects of drinking alcohol is a feeling of happiness, and while the majority of UW-Madison students don’t engage in high-risk drinking, many still believe that quantity is the secret to achieving that feeling. In fact, research shows it's a buzz kill.