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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan speaks

September 8, 2017

Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court shares insights on her life in the law Friday at the Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.

Flamingos, pranks and togas: Leon Varjian exhibit highlights Madison’s playful past

May 24, 2017

Materials from recently discovered storage units have been organized into an exhibition called “Dizzyland: Leon Varjian and the Antics of the Pail & Shovel Party.”

Grads, you’re almost there!

May 12, 2017

All week, flocks of soon-to-be graduates have covered campus, celebrating and capturing photos of this special time.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2017

May 7, 2017

Some overcame immense challenges to get here. All have achieved a cherished goal. See how some members of the Class of 2017 made their mark.

Just add sunshine

April 14, 2017

"All right — take your seats, everyone." Sounds like a professor at the beginning of class, right? But in this case, it's an invitation. After a long winter in storage, the colorful sunburst chairs returned to the Memorial Union Terrace Thursday. Just add some real sunshine, and let the studying and socializing begin.

Sunburst chairs to return to Memorial Union Terrace on April 13

April 10, 2017

The Wisconsin Union invites UW–Madison students and the campus community to ring in the opening of the Memorial Union Terrace by bringing the iconic orange, yellow and green sunburst chairs back onto the Terrace on April 13 at 3 p.m.

Food sovereignty events explore indigenous cuisine

March 9, 2017

The first Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival will be March 10 to 12. It focuses on how communities manage their food systems while celebrating indigenous, local and regional foods.

Inspired by King, students share a day of service and reflection

January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. is known for poetic words and heroic actions. On Monday, the University of Wisconsin–Madison community came together to consider King’s legacy and how he continues to inspire.

Memorial Union first floor to reopen on Dec. 5

November 28, 2016

Memorial Union’s first floor will reopen Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. with the Daily Scoop, Badger Market and Peet’s Coffee & Tea serving customers and comfortable study space available.

UW students meet with activist Russian punk rock group

November 18, 2016

On Thursday, one of the original members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, with a new member of the group, journalist Sasha Bogina, gave a public conversation and Q&A in the Wisconsin Union Theater about their activism and current work focused on prison reform.

Campus prepares pumpkins, costumes for Halloween

October 28, 2016

The campus community is finding many creative ways to celebrate Halloween – carving pumpkins on a crisp October night, wandering the oh-so-spooky hallways of Humanities, hobnobbing with history's greatest artists.

Monks’ art offers a break from hectic campus pace

September 28, 2016

To broaden cultural awareness on campus, the Wisconsin Union Directorate invited monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery to their annual World Music Festival to share their art.

Terrace time

May 20, 2016

Crowds thronged the Memorial Union Terrace this week as it reopened following a major renovation.

Laverne Cox visits

May 10, 2016

Cox, an actress and advocate for moving beyond traditional gender expectations, spoke on campus Monday as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series.

YouW Profile: Madeline Horan, WUD Music Committee

April 25, 2016

Junior Madeline Horan, majoring in Communication Science and Disorders, is an active member of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Music Committee. Members book, promote, and cover shows …