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  • Sleeping bag and filling Llama fur and entrepreneurship build a business April 16, 2014 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students are bringing together collaborators on three continents to pursue their dream of building a sustainable sleeping bag.
  • Berquam, Sims: Our view on 'UWNotFair' April 9, 2014 In recent days we have heard about a new effort by an out-of-state group that plans to legally challenge UW-Madison’s admissions policies. We strongly disagree and want to share our views on this topic.
  • UW's Relay for Life on April 11 will help fight cancer April 7, 2014 Participating in a Relay For Life event, like the one set for UW-Madison on April 11, is a way to take action and help finish the fight against cancer.
  • Busing to Dallas Fan excitement builds for Badgers' trek to the Final Four April 4, 2014 Sleeping. That’s what Kate Roeder would usually be doing at 6 a.m. Fridays.
  • Prevention steps encouraged after mumps diagnosis on campus April 3, 2014 University Health Services (UHS) has confirmed that three UW-Madison students have recently been diagnosed with mumps. The cases don’t appear to be connected and UHS is working with public health officials to monitor the situation.
  • ASM Green Fund applications available to students March 5, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison student organizations may now apply to receive funding for sustainability-related projects on campus from the newly created Associated Students of Madison Sustainability Committee Green Fund for Fall 2014.
  • Water polo play Club water polo melds aspects of several sports March 4, 2014 For those interested in finding out more about campus water polo, the men’s club is hosting its own invitational March 8-9 at the South East Recreational Facility.
  • NSSE logo Student engagement survey: Turning the focus on the UW experience Feb. 26, 2014 There are times when UW-Madison finds itself under the figurative lens of a research study. In this case, it’s a national survey directed towards freshmen and seniors – asking for their candid and confidential thoughts on their experiences at UW.
  • Student Org Fair Recent Sightings: Getting organized Jan. 30, 2014 A member of the Badger Acts of Kindness student organization holds up a sign offering free hugs during the spring semester Student Organization Fair at the Kohl Center on Jan. 30.
  • Hot cocoa for students Recent Sightings: Cocoa and the cold Jan. 27, 2014 A steady stream of students come in from the subzero winter weather and grab a free hot cocoa being offered in the Bascom Hall rotunda on Jan. 27.
  • Update: No changes to Winter Commencement plans Dec. 22, 2013 The Winter Commencement ceremony will take place as scheduled at the Kohl Center on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. Extra crews have worked through the night to clear nearby sidewalks and plow parking lots.
  • Students, families asked to plan ahead for snow, Winter Commencement Dec. 20, 2013 UW-Madison students and parents are encouraged to plan ahead for the 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 Winter Commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center.
  • Guth family at mealtime Student, mother of eight finds balance in a busy life Dec. 10, 2013 Melissa Guth, like many students, has to strike a balance between being a full-time student with her other commitments. Unlike most other students, Guth’s other main commitment is to her eight kids.
  • Lecture hall Student debt levels below national average Dec. 9, 2013 Undergraduate student loan debt at the University of Wisconsin-Madison continues to be below the national, state and UW System averages, according to the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).
  • Drew Birrenkott UW-Madison senior wins Rhodes Scholarship Nov. 24, 2013 University of Wisconsin-Madison senior Drew Birrenkott has been awarded a 2014 Rhodes Scholarship. He joins an elite group of students that have received one of the top honors in higher education.
  • Photo: Leaves Slideshow: Goodbye to fall Nov. 18, 2013 As the northern wind blows and the last oak tree leaves on Bascom Hill begin to fall, we bid adieu to autumn's golden moment. It's been a glorious season to behold.
  • Teach-in to help "Young Invincibles" select health insurance options Nov. 15, 2013 A teach-in on new health insurance options is designed to send students home for Thanksgiving with important information to discuss with their families.
  • Crisis fund helps students get back to normal Nov. 13, 2013 No one expects their home to go up in flames, but that’s what happened to the residents of the Casa Blanca Apartments on Sunday, Nov. 10. Some residents left their apartments unsure of when they would be able to return, or whether their possessions might be damaged beyond repair.
  • Fire on Old University Ave. displaces students Nov. 10, 2013 The Dean of Students’ Office is leading efforts to assist approximately 50 University of Wisconsin-Madison students affected by an overnight structural fire near campus.
  • First-year student remembered for love of music, nature Oct. 14, 2013 Cassidy Fritsch came to UW-Madison with a track record of academic success and a readiness to get involved. In just over six weeks on campus, she had already joined several organizations that spoke to her concern about the natural world: the Veterinary Science Club and the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community.