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Heavy hitter Allan ‘Bud’ Selig tapped as 2018 winter commencement speaker

Selig is no stranger to campus. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American institutions (political science and American history combined) in 1956 and is one of the university’s most involved and supportive alumni.

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.

Vigil challenges hatred, pays tribute to Pittsburgh victims

Campus and community members gathered Monday night for a vigil paying tribute to those killed and injured in the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.

UW Women at 150: Looking for — and finding — Lorraine Hansberry

While many people know “A Raisin in the Sun,” far fewer know much about its author, Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry spent less than two years as a student at UW–Madison, but it was an important part of her journey as a writer and activist.

University Housing responds to resident feedback, improves WiFi technology

For those living in University Housing, surfing the web, streaming movies and staying connected is now easier, faster and better than before.

Student to student: 7 UW-inspired costumes to wear this Halloween

If you have still yet to come up with a Halloween outfit and want to have the coolest costume on campus, grab your hot glue gun, sewing needle and tape and try out some of these costume ideas that are literally inspired by UW–Madison.

Campus gears up for Homecoming celebration

From its beginnings on a crisp November weekend in 1911, Homecoming has grown into the UW’s most beloved tradition. Join us Oct. 18-21!

Brand New Badger: Reporter, long-distance walker, now UW student

Parr, an ultra-marathon runner and triathlete, thought a walk across the U.S. would be a romantic challenge. It didn't go as planned. Parr is new on campus this fall studying public policy after a stint as a reporter at the Peninsula Pulse, Door County's local paper.

Get social: Blue skies, dinosaur costumes, Bucky corn mazes

The weather has been all over the place on campus this week: Warm and cold, wet and dry. In that spirit, this Get Social has a little bit of everything.

Nearly three years in, The Bandana Project’s impact continues to grow on campus, elsewhere

A mental-health initiative begun by a UW–Madison student more than 2½ years ago has now distributed nearly 3,500 lime green bandanas to Badgers while expanding to other campuses in the country.

UW’s most interesting Twitter accounts you need to follow

Here are some of the best UW–Madison accounts you can follow, from world-renowned political science researchers to insect photographers and everything in between.

Rupi Kaur shares her love for Madison, delivers powerful performance

The 25-year-old poet impressed a crowd at Memorial Union on Saturday, and in turn she raved about Madison on social media. “This seems like a place where I could write a book," she wrote.

Water-skiing star — and UW–Madison senior — nabs a world first in international competition

Gabbie Taschwer was part of a record-setting jump at the Show Ski World Championships, where she helped the U.S. team win.

UW Athletics completes safety review

A review of Athletics' health and safety-related policies and procedures affirmed the success of most of the department's practices and offered recommendations for an even greater level of care.

Statement on ICE activity in Dane County

We encourage students seeking support to reach out to the Dean of Students Office in partnership with the Multicultural Student Center, a resource that provides assistance and support for the academic and non-academic success of DACA/undocumented students.

A neon workout

It's possible to get a good workout in the dark, if you have some neon to light the way. Rec Sports held a glow-in-the-dark group group fitness event at the Natatorium on Sept. 20.

Students star in “Hip-Hop U: The First Wave Scholars”

The Wisconsin Public Television documentary explores the innovative work of the students in the First Wave learning community, which focuses on spoken word and hip-hop culture.

Brand New Badger: Incoming freshman started a flourishing charity — at age 12

As a 12-year-old, Max Bobholz starte a nonprofit that collects used baseball equipment and distributes it to underprivileged children in Africa. Now he's a freshman at UW–Madison.

On voter registration day, students can step up to voting challenge

UW-Madison is competing in the Big Ten Voting Challenge, a nonpartisan effort that aims to mobilize registration and turnout. Students are encouraged to register to vote at the National Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25.