UW-Madison students are creating a new student organization that offers a safe space for individuals to discuss eating disorders.
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences hosted their third annual local produce showcase dinner called “Farm to Flavor” Thursday evening. Supported by Slow Food UW and the Friends of Allen Centennial Garden, CALS brought in four Madison chefs?Eric Benedict of Cafe Hollander, Dan Bonanno of Pig in a Fur Coat, Jonny Hunter of the Underground Food Collective and Tory Miller of Graze, L’Etoile, Sujeo and Estrellón.
The UW-Madison Police Department held its “Coffee with a Cop” event Wednesday morning where police officers handed out free coffee to students at East Campus Mall. This is the second year UWPD has held the event.
UW-Madison kicked off a new program aiming to connect the campus community with the needs of cities in Wisconsin with a meeting Wednesday night at the Leopold Nature Center in Monona. The city of Monona, which borders Madison, will serve as the pilot location for the “UniverCity” initiative, in which faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison will work with the city on projects in areas such as parks and recreation, transportation, housing and economic development. The year-long program is part of the UniverCity Alliance, a coalition of various institutions on campus focused on urban sustainability.
UW-Madison held its sixth and final open house to present the final draft of the 2015 Campus Master Plan Tuesday in Union South.
UW-Madison formally congratulated Chris Nguyen, a fourth-year biomedical engineering major, Monday morning at Engineering Hall for winning the grand prize in General Electric's “Unimpossible Missions: The University Edition” competition. The challenge asked participants to debunk common idioms such as “A snowball’s chance in hell,” or, for Nguyen, “You can’t unring a bell.” Noise cancellation technology and research on sound waves were used to help Nguyen support his theory. “I found the premise of the proposal on accident,” Nguyen said.
UW-Madison’s LGBT Campus Center and a campus ministry, The Crossing, held a vigil Monday on Bascom Hill to remember the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on the event’s three-month anniversary. LGBTCC members and allies formed a circle at the base of Bascom Hill and listened to four speakers discuss their thoughts regarding the tragedy.
The School of Human Ecology held the opening reception for the Ruth Davis Design Gallery’s featured exhibit, “Stitching History from the Holocaust,” a travelling display from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee in Nancy Nicholas Hall Sunday.
The Wisconsin Union hosted a campus farmers’ market outside the main entrance of Union South Thursday.
A sexual assault was reported to a UW-Madison Campus Security Authority Thursday morning, according to a UW-Madison Police Department incident report.
SexWIse Workshop kicked off its opening event at Sellery Hall Wednesday night. During the 90-minute workshop, the first of three workshops in the GetWIse series, students held group conversations about sex, relationships and sexual assault prevention on the UW-Madison campus. Sam Johnson, violence prevention specialist at University Health Services and program manager for End Violence on Campus, led the soft opening of SexWIse.
The American Red Cross celebrated the first day of classes with the UW Kick-Off Week blood drive at Ogg Residence Hall.
The UW-Madison Police Department bid farewell to their chief of 25 years, Sue Riseling, at the end of this past spring semester.
Additions to the UW-Madison Police Department building begin this fall. The renovations will more than double the current space the department has, an expansion UWPD spokesman Marc Lovicott said they have wanted for nearly five years.
UW-Madison Police Department responded to a phone call reporting an aggravated assault at the lakeshore of Memorial Union around 1 a.m.
During the student lease turn-over process, residents on the UW-Madison campus may find themselves left with unwanted items as they move from one location to the next. An estimated 20,000 students will participate in the moving process over the next two weeks.
UW-Madison students may need to re-register to vote in the Aug. 9 primary election, according to a UW-Madison news release. Students who were registered previously but have moved more than 28 days before Aug. 9 must re-register at their current address. Students who moved less than 28 days prior to Election Day may use their previous address.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has begun a fourth investigation to analyze UW-Madison’s handling of sexual assault cases.