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Uncovering winter’s blanket

March 3, 2021

As we awake from winter and flirt with the warmer, snow-melting temperatures of early spring, let’s reflect on the found beauty of Mother Nature’s seasonal transitions.

New UW–Madison campaign highlights Badgers stepping up

February 25, 2021

A new UW–Madison campaign, “Can’t Stop a Badger”, explores the stories and people whose relentless drive are making Wisconsin – and the world – a better place.

Campus emerging from icebox

February 17, 2021

Campus has suffered through an extreme cold spell, with temperatures dropping below zero for 12 nights in a row. While it makes outdoor activities difficult, it gives campus buildings an eerie, beautiful look, with steam lit up by the winter sunlight.

Prime rime (ice) time on campus

January 8, 2021

Campus took on an enchanted look when freezing fog created rime ice coating the branches of trees and bushes

Winter is coming, Badgers

November 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it a year like no other on the UW–Madison campus, but the seasons continue to change as always. The first snowfall of the year on Tuesday gave campus a wintery look.

When bomb tore through Sterling Hall 50 years ago, he was inside: ‘I still have flashbacks’

August 18, 2020

Bill Evans remembers feeling the building shudder, then seeing a wave of dirt and dust blow by a lab door. He immediately reported that something terrible had happened.

At University Hospital, damage and shock in aftermath of 1970 Sterling Hall bombing

August 18, 2020

The blast shattered most of the hospital's east-facing windows, including those in the intensive care unit. “Our assignment was to pick glass off of patients,” remembers a nursing student.

Another summer of construction on campus

July 30, 2020

So much has changed over the past five-plus months, but there’s one thing that always seems to be eternal – summer construction at UW–Madison. This summer is no exception.

Student to student: 6 of the best tunes from the class of 2020 spotify playlist

May 6, 2020

Music is the gateway to the soul. Or, in this case, graduation. In anticipation of virtual commencement, the UW–Madison senior class officers have put…

What to expect at virtual commencement

May 6, 2020

A first-ever virtual commencement means exploring new ways to connect to Badgers across the globe and a chance to celebrate with loved ones, whether at home or through virtual platforms.

Greenhouse a refuge from winter woes

February 13, 2020

There’s a place you can go to escape the snow, the cold and the watery gray of a Wisconsin winter. Not California or Florida, but somewhere right here on campus. The Botany Greenhouse in Birge Hall is an 8,000-square-foot oasis of warmth and greenery. Remember green?

Campus a popular stopover for migrating butterflies

October 2, 2019

Butterflies like to stop at the UW–Madison campus and Arboretum to rest and drink up the nectar in the many flowers there.

‘These spaces are sacred’: Ho-Chunk speaker urges mindfulness, reverence of campus indigenous sites

September 24, 2019

She invited audience members to picture the land as it once was, with wigwams up and down the Isthmus and a gathering space for international council meetings of tribal leaders near today’s Wisconsin State Capitol.

A day in the life of a student tour guide, the red-polo-wearing ambassador for thousands of campus visitors

May 14, 2019

Often the first point of contact between the UW and the roughly 80,000 people who visit it each year, student tour guides wear many hats: trivia savants, de facto university ambassadors, academic advisors, elementary school teachers and dad joke connoisseurs.

President’s Oak lives on

October 11, 2018

On Wednesday morning, a graft from the long-standing, much-beloved President’s Oak was planted near Washburn Observatory during a ceremony celebrating both the future and the past.

Campus situated between two lakes means beauty, but also high waters sometimes

August 24, 2018

Rising waters from Lake Mendota area are affecting some parts of the UW–Madison campus, including the Hasler limnology building and Picnic Point.

Dutch elm disease claims “Elmer,” a campus tree more than a century old

August 9, 2018

An elm tree affectionately known as Elmer, a landmark on campus for more than a century, has been taken down, a victim of Dutch elm disease.

World Emoji Day? Here’s your emoji guide to UW–Madison

July 18, 2018

Texting your friend but don’t have time to spell out “Hagenah Fountain?” In honor of Tuesday's World Emoji Day, try this handy emoji guide for all things related to Wisconsin.

Student to student quiz: Which Bucky on Parade are you?

July 17, 2018

There's a Bucky on Parade for every personality. Are you social like "We are Bucky", sporty like @GameDayBucky or outdoorsy like "Goodnight Bucky"?