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Marking MLK Day with a history-making leader

In addition to a keynote by Wisconsin's first African-American lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, Monday's event also featured music, discussion and, on a lighter note, coloring pages paying tribute to famous African-Americans.

Student to student: 4 ways to incorporate Halloween as you study for midterms

It’s bad enough when Halloween falls on a Wednesday. It’s worse when it falls in the middle of midterms. Here’s four ways to still celebrate October 31st while you study for midterms.

Chancellor announces major improvements to Bascom Hill

The rest stop will come complete with bathroom facilities, massage chairs, picnic tables and vending machines containing energy drinks, protein bars and Cheetos.

Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box by putting pen to paper and writing a love poem. Here are some tips.

Media advisory: UW–Madison experts ready to offer a cornucopia of Thanksgiving tips

Experts from the UW–Madison can talk turkey, Black Friday and a variety of other Thanksgiving-related topics.  

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

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.

Gifts with Badger appeal

What's on your holiday shopping list this year? Consider a gift that shows your UW–Madison pride. Browse our annual gift guide and maybe you'll even find something to tuck into your own stocking.

Remembering the fallen on Veterans Day

To mark Veterans Day on Friday, volunteers took turns on Bascom Hill reading the names and hometowns of more than 6,800 U.S. service members killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

Campus prepares pumpkins, costumes for Halloween

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.

Tip: The 12 days of experts

For many, the holiday season brings joy, fun and cookies. Lots of cookies.

Arboretum Local Products Fair encourages shopping ‘green’ and local

Holiday shopping will take on a local flavor at the fourth annual "Close to Home: Arboretum Local Products Fair" Sunday, Nov. 25 at the UW Arboretum.