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Spring’s arrival provides reassurance

March 20, 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis roiling life on campus and all over the world, it's reassuring to see that spring arrived on Thursday, March 19. This year's spring equinox arrived early, and it was welcome.

Three with campus ties rescue drowning man from Lake Mendota

September 6, 2019

A UW–Madison fraternity member, a campus employee, and an alumnus of the university are being credited with saving a 24-year-old man from drowning in Lake Mendota.

Nearly completed marina reinvests in lakefront, community

August 28, 2019

The nearly completed Tong Family Marina makes it easier to access the lake, improves the lakefront and also has a positive effect on the lake's eco-system.

If it’s not the tundra, it’s the heat: 5 ways to cope

July 17, 2019

Extreme temperatures have been predicted in Madison for the next couple of days and we all know what that means. Desperately…

Reddit competes to visualize Madison’s prized Lake Mendota ice data

February 12, 2019

Data visualizations generated by a Reddit competition reveal a concerning trend that’s been known to scientists at UW–Madison and elsewhere for decades: ice is disappearing on Lake Mendota.

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.

Tong family makes $1 million gift towards Hoofer marina project

August 14, 2018

A new donation will help fund a project to improve the marina and lakefront promenade near the Memorial Union. Improvements include new piers, better storage and a new greenspace on shore.

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.