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Move-in 2019: A Wisconsin welcome

September 1, 2019

Thousands of new students and their families moved in to campus residence halls this weekend with the help of fellow students and staff. Bucky stopped by to lend a paw as well.

U.S. Go Congress to bring hundreds of players to campus

July 5, 2019

“The intrinsic beauty and challenge of Go, along with its deep cultural significance in China, Korea, and Japan, have attracted players from around the world,” says organizer Dave Weimer, a professor of public affairs and political science.

Blank’s Slate: UW celebrates Pride Month, Stonewall

June 28, 2019

Chancellor Blank and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor share how campus is marking the 50th anniversary of a groundbreaking moment in the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

Student to student: Valentine’s Day letters to our most beloved parts of campus

February 13, 2019

Whether or not you have a significant other to celebrate Valentine's Day with, there is plenty to love in Madison. Here are our love letters to the little things on campus that make our hearts skip a beat. 

Autumn fades on the prairie

November 12, 2018

The final days of fall bring their own unique colors and textures, stark yet lovely, to the Curtis Prairie at UW–Madison's Arboretum.

Madison’s streets were named after early U.S. revolutionaries

November 7, 2018

In Philadelphia, streets at right angles to Delaware street are named after American trees. In Washington, some streets are named after the states to which they lead. In Madison, nearly every major street was named after a signer of the constitution, thanks to James Doty, a politician and land speculator.

From poles to polls: Community art project gets out the afghans to get out the vote

October 24, 2018

An art project designed to encourage people to vote uses a new tactic: “yarn bomb cozies” on light poles on Bascom Hill.

Student to student: Four unexpected benefits of staying on campus for the summer

August 8, 2018

By now you know a lot of good reasons to stay in Madison for the summer: get ahead on classes, gain job experience, and so on. Here are four you might not have thought of.

Bucky on Parade feature: Jill Iwanski

August 8, 2018

Artist Jill Iwanski designed and constructed the "... And On Wisconsin!" Bucky statue as a tribute to her time as a trombone player in the UW Marching Band. "My involvement in the Marching Band hugely shaped my time at UW and helped make me who I am today," she says.

8 ways to enjoy Lake Mendota and Lake Monona this summer

June 20, 2018

Whether you’re looking to cool off in the heat or get some exercise outdoors, here is a list of eight ways to enjoy Lake Mendota and Lake Monona this summer.

Bucky on Parade feature: Christy Grace

May 30, 2018

Christy Grace, an artist based in Fitchburg, created the holographic, glittery "Celestial Bucky" for Bucky on Parade. Its current home is near Observatory Outlook.

Bucky on Parade feature: Dan Gardiner

May 23, 2018

Artist Dan Gardiner, who's had a long career creating murals, created the "Pucky" and the "Bucky Alvarez" statues as part of Bucky on Parade.