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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 9, 2015

Be in the Know

Helen C. House Party offers way more than a night at the library

There's no party like a Helen C. party! Last year, nearly 2,000 students attended. See what the fuss is about with activities including Human Foosball, carnival games, team trivia and Design-Your-Own-Tote-Bag, with free food from Ian's Pizza, Milio's and more.

UWPD campaign says ‘don’t be that guy’ when it comes to sexual assault

"Telling men how to avoid being rapists instead of telling women how to avoid rape should be a given, but it sure feels novel," says Upworthy. Read more to see why UWPD's sexual assault campaign is getting national attention.

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Campus Arts Cards Now on Sale!

Take advantage of multiple arts events on campus for an amazing low price! Students pay $40 for 8 events throughout the year.

Campus Life

Campus Farmers’ Market

Got a craving for some fresh, seasonal snacks? For apples, carrots and dozens more crisp fall treats, the weekly campus farmers' market at Union South can provide everything from a midday nibble to the fixings for a feast. 

In the News

Perkins Loan Program in jeopardy

Nearly 5,000 UW-Madison students received funding from the popular Federal Perkins Loan during the last academic year, but the program could expire at the end of September if not reauthorized by Congress.

UW-Madison ranked 11th best public college by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings Wednesday. Overall, UW-Madison ranks 41st in a six-way tie. Last year, the university ranked 13th among publics and 47th overall.

My Favorite Things

Biking gets safer, more convenient throughout Madison

Madison is one of the most bike friendly cities in the country. Learn how campus and city authorities work to keep it that way. Related: Remember these safety tips and rules of the road to keep you (and your bike) safe


Video: Mild-mannered biochemist… or Dr. Ninja?

Ph.D. candidate Zack Kemmerer spends 10-12 hours a day in a lab. Get him outside, though, and he shows why he might become a contestant on American Ninja Warrior. Watch how his twin passions for academics and athletics keep him constantly in motion.

Pro Tips

Watch out! Amazon Student invite is a phishy fake

More than 18,000 students recently received an email inviting them to try Amazon Student, an invitation that DoIT warns is fake. Learn how to protect yourself, your devices and your data. Related: Tips for identifying phishing scams


Quiz question results… and more free stuff!

See if you're a winner (well, you're always a winner with us...) in last week's inaugural quiz, and try your luck with this week's question for a chance at freebies from our campus partners.