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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 5, 2016

Be in the Know

Bascom blaze burned brightly — 100 years ago

A century ago on Monday, Bascom Hall almost burned down. Its dome was destroyed in a fierce fire that students helped fight. The dome was never replaced — one of many changes over the years to campus's signature building. Take a look at its evolution.

Julie Winokur has a question: Can’t we agree to disagree?

Filmmaker Julie Winokur's son told her she was intolerant of other people's political views. So she went out and talked to hundreds of them and made a film. She's headed to campus to share it.  

WillThaPlaywright in the age of Twitter

Truly it is a flash of merriment, to put a puppy filter on the Bard! William Shakespeare would probably chuckle at the buffoonery on the #Shakesconsin hashtag, which marks the visit of his "First Folio" 1623 edition to UW-Madison.      

Get Social

@uwmadison’s favorite tweets

Ben Vincent
Chris Gothner

Dress up that new iPhone

The DoIT Tech Store has your iPhone 7 accessories, including cases by Otterbox, SKECH, Incipio, and designer looks from Kate and Jack Spade.

Campus Life

The Weekly quiz — do you know where this is??

For this week's Weekly quiz, we found a sculpture in a rather remote spot: On a rooftop. Do you know which building it's on?  Email your answer to You could win free stuff!

In the News

‘This flag comes down today!’

Bree Newsome climbed up a pole and changed the world. The activist removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House on June 17, 2015. She'll speak at Gordon Dining & Event Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 12.  

Questions about campus safety? We’ve got answers

What if I don't feel safe in my residence hall or apartment anymore? The 2016 Annual UW-Madison Security Report has lots of good answers to your questions about reporting crimes, and campus safety in general.  

Your Health

Top five resources for sexually active Badgers

Regardless of whether or not you’ve chosen to be sexually active while attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it’s important that you know what's available to keep yourself and our campus safe and healthy. So take a look at this list UHS pulled together.