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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 3, 2014

Be in the Know

Photo: Bascom Hall

What is The Weekly?

Thanks for checking out this semester's first issue of The Weekly. What's it all about? Every week, University Communications will bring you news about UW-Madison, along with the most useful items from social media and the campus web. We'll help make your life just a little easier, while also making you laugh and feel smarter. More FAQs.

Video: Welcome back from Dean of Students Lori Berquam

She's everywhere! Dean of Students Lori Berquam is traveling around campus, welcoming students and reminding you that the Division of Student Life is available to help, no matter what the situation.

Photo: State Street Mall construction

Campus construction projects to wrap up soon

Construction seems never-ending, but good news: some of the dust should soon clear. The State Street-Library Mall construction project is scheduled to finish in October, with Park Street already open. Related: Here's the stuff that happened while you were gone.  

Get Social

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Bleacher Report

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 career development goals and to attend one of the many events happening this month.

Campus Life

Photo: Rock climber at Union South

UW reaches high in latest rankings

September is a rankingspalooza for colleges and UW earned honors for both campus life and academics. The honors rolled in from such varied sources as Money Magazine, Princeton Review and the Center for World University Rankings.

Photo: Camp Randall Stadium seen from the air

A new tradition: The W Project

Camp Randall won’t host its first football game of the season until Saturday, but its field will see plenty of action tomorrow. First-year students will take part in the W Project on Thursday, when they will flow onto the field to form the UW’s Motion W for an ambitious snapshot.

Badgers in the World

Photo: Badger Volunteers

Help our lakes. Plant gardens. Promote recycling.

UW students are being invited to register for the largest volunteer program on campus. Badger Volunteers, a program through the UW’s Morgridge Center for Public Service, is designed to foster deeper connections between students and community partners. Fall 2014 registration for the program runs through Sept. 11 online.  

Your Health

Photo: Tip of wheat plant in field

Five things everyone should know about gluten

You hear a lot about gluten these days, but how well do you really understand it? What is gluten? Is it harmful? Should you cut it out of your diet even if you don't have celiac disease? Beth Olson, professor of nutritional sciences, has the answers.


Are you on the list?

Did you rock your GPA last semester? If so, you probably ended up on the Dean's List. View the searchable listing from the Registrar's Office.