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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 17, 2014

Be in the Know

Union South’s weekly farmers’ market is open

The farmers' market isn't just for Saturdays anymore. For the second year, Union South is hosting a weekly farmers' market every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 23 along Orchard Street Mall. You'll find local, organic products, and plenty of fresh bites to satisfy your lunchtime cravings.

Photo: Parents' Weekend

Your parents are coming this weekend

Friday evening fun, Saturday morning pregame tailgates, Sunday strolls around campus... sounds like the standard fall weekend, right? Your life on campus can be experienced by parents during Parents' Weekend from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21.

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MU Reinvestment – Input Session

Help us redesign Memorial Union! See the prospective designs & give your input for the second phase of the renovation: Memorial Union Reinvestment.

Campus Life

Photo: Alec Soth and Brad Zellar

Photographer and writer are artists in residence

A picture's worth a thousand words, and now it's worth 3 credits. Photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar are teaming up this semester as artists in residence to teach an interdisciplinary course called “Truth, Lies, Memory, and Imagination: The Photograph as Story.”

Photo: Railroad crossing sign and lights

Police watching for unsafe rail crossing behavior

Next time you encounter a train on campus, be forewarned: There may be a police officer on board watching you. In an effort to promote safety at railroad crossings, UW Police are riding along and radioing patrol officers to ticket people who are violating safety laws that are there to protect us.

In the News

Photo: Human ecology professor and students


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on what it calls "the least understood school on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus." It's the School of Human Ecology, featured in an extensive profile as "the hub of problem-solving for some of the most basic issues of life."


YouW Student Profile: Maichou Lor

What's your UW story? Maichou Lor, a graduate student from the School of Nursing was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, living with an extended Hmong family. She is the first person in her clan to finish a university degree and is excelling in the early entry PhD program. 

Your Health

Photo: UWPD High Res Patch

Reporting sexual assault: UWPD says “TELL US”

Sexual assaults are one of the most under-reported crimes on college campuses. Only about 1-percent of sexual assaults are actually reported to law enforcementYou have the ability to change that.