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New activities, events to ring in the Memorial Union Terrace summer season

The Terrace summer schedule will feature new daytime entertainment, including many events centered around the arts, according to a Wisconsin Union press release. These will consist of a classical music series which will take place every Sunday afternoon, as well as crafting activities such as “Paintaculars” at which attendees create paintings while being lead by an instructor.

A UW-Madison student told police she is concerned she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity house on Langdon Street.

Faced with disproportionate rates of assault, efforts focus on Greek life, residence halls

Following a 2015 survey that revealed high rates of sexual assault at UW-Madison—particularly in residence halls and Greek houses—campus groups have been working to build prevention programs aimed at reducing these numbers. This programming aims to reach a significant portion of the campus population, as 90 percent of freshman choose to live in university housing and approximately 13 percent of undergraduates are members of the Greek community. University Health Services, UW Housing and Greek councils are working to combat sexual assault before it occurs through education and legislation. First-year students receive double dose of preventative measures In the fall of 2016, UHS held the first educational sessions they created for first-year students.

Members of the Climate Reality Campus Corps at UW-Madison (from left) Savannah Lipps, Lydia Stiegman and Mary Pierce and Climate Reality Project Midwest Regional Organizer Haley Hager talked about their efforts to urge UW-Madison to switch to renewable electricity by 2030.

Student organization advocates for UW to switch to renewable electricity

The Climate Reality Campus Corps at UW-Madison has been focusing on “raising a lot of student awareness and support, and faculty support for the 100% Committed campaign,” according to Mary Pierce, a member of the group. The organization has had success at smaller universities, but bringing the cause to UW-Madison is part of their goal of spreading awareness on a larger scale.

After a day of walkouts and rallies in Madison, students and community members met at the Humanities Building to hear speakers in an event called “International Women’s Day Against Trump.”

Madison socialist community observes International Women’s Day despite heckler’s disruption

Hours after hundreds of Madison residents rallied at the Capitol to observe International Women’s Day, a group of UW-Madison students and community members gathered in the Humanities Building for a “discussion on a socialist strategy to defeat [President Donald] Trump's sexism.” The event, titled “International Women’s Day Against Trump” and sponsored by Madison Socialist Alternative and Socialist Students Madison, featured speakers from the Madison community and across the Midwest.

UW-Madison students (from left) Deshawn McKinney, Kaitlynne Roling, Sam Park and Brooke Evans joined host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” Michel Martin for a discussion about why they chose to go to college and what they believe it is for.

UW students, NPR host question the purpose of higher education

Student panelists shared personal anecdotes about the driving forces that led them to enroll in college. Evans, a non-traditional student who was homeless for much of her college career, said she owed her desire to continue her education to her older brother, and the Gifted and Talented Education in her early school years.

Pro-nuclear environmentalist Michael Shellenberger promoted nuclear energy in his Distinguished Lecture Series talk Tuesday.

Environmental justice advocate defends nuclear energy

Though it has many misconceptions, nuclear energy has many benefits, according to award-winning author Michael Shellenberger, who discussed the topic in a lecture Tuesday. Shellenberger, a pro-nuclear environmentalist has co-authored multiple books, including “The Death of Environmentalism,” “Break Through,” and “An Ecomodernist Manifesto.” He has been an advocate for environmental and social justice for more than 25 years. His lecture, part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, pertained primarily to the issue of clean energy resources and the use of nuclear power and energy.

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