Tag Student life

California-bound Badgerloop team aims for top prize

Badgerloop Pod III, a teardrop-shaped vehicle designed and built by UW–Madison students, is making its way from Madison to Hawthorne, California, to compete in the third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition on July 22.

Kappa Sigma fraternity suspended

UW–Madison has placed the fraternity chapter on interim suspension for a safety-related incident during the weekend of June 30-July 1, pending an investigation by the Division of Student Life on behalf of the Committee on Student Organizations.

GPS and other technology help athletes find fitness faster

A sports science class focused on the most popular technologies in the field of human performance in an effort to teach UW–Madison students how to collect data, interpret the information and use it in a meaningful way.

Early summer term proves to be popular option for students in its first year

The early 4-week summer session at University of Wisconsin – introduced as a way to encourage students to take a course early in the summer in addition to their other summer plans – got off to a fast start in its inaugural year, yielding 1,009 enrollments across 53 courses.

8 ways to enjoy Lake Mendota and Lake Monona this summer

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.

Five exercises to transform Bascom Hill into your own personal gym this summer

Measuring 850 feet long and, from the Park Street sidewalk to the base of the Lincoln statue, 86 feet tall, Bascom Hill as steep and long as it is picturesque. And, as evidenced by the unfortunate sweat stains in your 7:30 a.m. lecture, it’s a good workout. With these five exercises, it could also be your new gym.

9 ways to meet new people on campus this summer

Summer is the perfect time to get connected with others and try out new things. Luckily, there are a variety of events happening at UW–Madison this summer to make that process easier.

UW–Madison alumni, students forge team to aid proposed NASA mission

A group of UW–Madison students used a foundry to cast a stand-in for a spacecraft that may rendezvous with a comet two decades from now.

Surgery residency goes global

The UW surgery department is offering for the first time an elective international rotation. The first participant was a surgery resident, and he has just returned from a month in Ethiopia.

At Camp Randall, a jubilant, emotional (and dry!) 2018 commencement

During his remarks, keynote speaker David Muir briefly went live on Instagram with a crowd shot on his phone. The audience roared. “That’s the sound of Badgers about to change the world,” Muir said.

Commencement: The weekend in photos

From elaborately decorated mortarboards to beaming graduates, commencement weekend is full of camera-ready moments.

Reesor selected as student affairs leader

“We were looking for someone with a long-term strategic vision on how we best serve students during their time on campus.  Lori impressed us all with her experience and thoughtful comments, ” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

For this graduate, memes became the start of something big

The Facebook group UW Memes for Milk-Chugging Teens has become a rapid-fire broadcaster of all manner of campus humor and its founder, Shane Linden, has become Internet famous.

Meet the Class of 2018: Making their mark on campus and beyond

Through research, advocacy, community service and humor, these eight members of the Class of 2018 illustrate the impact Badgers can have on the world around them.

Tune in – students shine on the radio

UW-Madison's student radio station, WSUM, has more than 200 members who play a large role in the organization and production of the shows.

Video: Dean of Students Lori Berquam bids farewell

UW–Madison Dean of Students Lori Berquam bids a video farewell to the campus community, as she's stepping down in August. Berquam has worked in the Division of Student Life since 2002 and has served as dean and chief student affairs officer since 2007. She's been awarded an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship and will be assigned to a senior role at a new campus.

151 students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa scholar society

Approximately 5 percent of the Letters & Science senior class is inducted into the liberal arts and science scholar society.

Portraying the spirit of Bucky — in chalk

Students presented their chalk art murals featuring Bucky Badger and other campus icons during Badgers Chalk the Block, an All-Campus Party event held on Library Mall on April 25.

Bird observing course an experience in finding passion for nature

In the Birds of Southern Wisconsin course, students must sometimes brave the elements to collect observations of Wisconsin’s overwintering and migratory birds.

UW-Madison #throwback meme discovery made

Was the first meme ever first published in a 1921 humor magazine at UW–Madison? We think so.