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The Weekly

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

Be in the Know

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.      

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.  

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

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.  

‘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.  

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.