St. Patrick's Day inspires people to go searching for the Irish within them. Many will stop at a restaurant or pub, seeking an Irish experience of the consumable variety.
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Some lucky UW-Madison students will not be making the traditional trip to State Street for green beer this St. Patrick's Day, but instead will celebrate in the nation this holiday calls home.
The Wisconsin men's tennis team (0-4 Big Ten, 3-7 overall) hosts in-state rival Marquette tonight at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Wisconsin has dominated the Golden Eagles, boasting an amazing 40-2-1 series record and 23-1-1 mark at home against Marquette. Last year UW won 5-2 when returning Badgers senior Alex Kasarov and junior Mark Weinig recorded wins at the number one and six spots, respectively.
I am a terrible person. Never in my life have I had so many self-deprecating feelings, only to realize they were not only justified, but necessary. Allow me to take you back to last week.
When a studio releases a movie with a title like \Cursed,"" they open themselves up for a lot of possible criticism. It would be easy to say ""Cursed"" lives up to its title, and is actually a cursed, horrendous production. However, that statement would be overblown. The only way a title could describe ""Cursed"" is if it were titled ""Somewhat good, somewhat bad movie concerning teenagers turning into werewolves, with a worthless cameo by Scott Baio."" Then again, a title of that length would make the marquee look odd.
Most of campus and most of the State Street area lost power for approximately 1.5 hours Monday afternoon.
UW-Madison students will get a preview today of what the United Council of UW Students has cooked up for the state Legislature when the group presents its \Keep the UW Doors Open to All"" campaign on Library Mall.
Today $13.19 billion will be spent on impractical gifts for the largest consumer-based holiday of the year-Valentine's Day. Furthermore, 18- to 24-year-olds will account for much of this spending, averaging $154.65 each on their partners. The commercialization and materialism of this so-called holiday is exemplified by the purchase of primarily disposable gifts like candy and flowers, which involve little meaning and cause one to consider why this day has become so important to the average American.
The same day the University of Wisconsin celebrated its 30th anniversary of women's campus sports, the Badgers (2-7 Big Ten, 8-10 overall) also celebrated their first conference victory since Jan. 2 with a 79-71 win over Michigan (1-8, 5-15).
As a leader progressive education UW-Madison should have been the first Big Ten school and one of the first in the nation to guarantee health insurance to partners of gay and lesbian faculty. Instead, it is currently the only school in the conference not to offer such benefits.
When President Bush delivered his victory speech in Washington, D.C., the repercussions of his words resonated across the globe.
In a battle between the two remaining unbeaten teams in the Big Ten, Wisconsin (4-0 Big Ten, 7-0 overall) came from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter Saturday to win 20-17 over Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.
In the midst of negotiations between the Associated Students of Madison and Madison Metro Transit System concerning the cost for student bus passes for next year, UW-Madison officials say they are working to ensure that students will receive bus pass service next year.
As the Wisconsin football team continues spring practice, it encounters a situation it hasn't had in a couple years-a quarterback controversy. With incumbent Jim Sorgi graduating after last season, the quarterback position is up for grabs. With Sorgi's departure, the Badgers are left with a group of mostly young, inexperienced passers.??
Pattern surrounds us, from striped wallpaper to the rows of books on bookshelves. The underlying concept behind pattern is repetition-repetition is key to understanding a pattern when we see it. \Repeat, Repeat,"" showing through March 8 at the Gallery of Design, exhibits four artists who use pattern to explore concepts and process in their work. As part of the School of Human Ecology Centennial Year exhibition series, ""Repeat, Repeat"" relies on the viewer's knowledge of pattern as connected to the world of textiles and interiors in order to come across as a coherent body of work.
Chancellor Wiley appointed a 17-member search committee Tuesday to replace Dean Phillip Certain, the dean of the College of Letters and Science, which enrolls a majority of UW-Madison students.
It must be quite an experience to be in Bascom Hall without any students, looking out onto an empty campus. Newspaper racks with two-week-old newspapers, hallways with out-of-date flyers; it must be very lonely over winter break. And as you sit in there in a studentless university, Chancellor Wiley, feel free to take your time deciding the Nike licensing contracts that caused such a fervor among your students.
A bomb threat which briefly shut down parts of UW Hospital Wednesday afternoon turned out to be a false alarm, according to UW Police.
A bill coined the \Personal Protection Act,"" which would allow firearms to be carried on campus grounds, passed the Republican-led state Senate Friday.