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Friday, May 24, 2024


Areas of high pedestrian traffic such as Library Mall are often home to inflammatory preachers.

Religious hecklers preaching through fear

It was a brisk fall afternoon on campus, and I had just handed over a crisp $10 bill in exchange for a foil-wrapped Korean burrito. I savored the delicious cocktail flavor, made even more precious to me knowing that I was directly jeopardizing my rent for the luxury of food cart cuisine. A fair trade, in my book. My friend and I began to look for a spot to sit down and stuff our faces with our feast, but as we walked down Library Mall, we encountered quite the crowd forming a ring.

Rebecca Blank

Chancellor Blank elected to Internet2 Board

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank was elected to the Internet2 Board of Trustees this week, a panel made up of various university presidents, chief information officers, researchers and industry partners. The board aims to link academic institutions, federal agencies and laboratories together to form a technologically efficient service network, according to a UW-Madison release. The panel elected Blank for a three-year term, where she will help give fiscal recommendations with other members.

Campus Women's Center

Campus Women’s Center lends voice to marginalized students

The Campus Women’s Center is dedicated to upholding feminist ideals, opening up a space to discuss social justice issues and providing a voice to students who don’t otherwise feel acknowledged on campus Finance Coordinator Kyle Brown said Tuesday. The Campus Women’s Center is an organization funded through segregated fees paid by students, and upholds its mission through a wide variety of programming offered to students.

Compund lens

Researchers mimic insect eyes to improve lenses

Historically, products that use lenses either produce sharp, realistic images or they have a large field of vision, but a UW-Madison research team has designed a way to achieve both—all in a very tiny package. The team, led by UW-Madison professor of electrical and computer engineering Hongrui Jiang, developed the first flexible Fresnel zone plate microlenses, according to a university release.

Canzi Wang

UHS counselor hopes to ease transition for international students

A former international student who earned her doctorate in counseling psychology, University Health Services psychologist Canzi Wang provides counseling for current international UW-Madison students who may face cultural barriers. Wang hopes to help international students who are struggling with the difficulties of adapting to an entirely new culture and country, according to a university release.

Go Big Read

Go Big Read sees record-breaking engagement on campus

Something about this year’s Go Big Read is a little different. What was once an attempt to engage and unite the campus around a common theme has become a powerful conversation among students, faculty and the surrounding Madison community. Dealing with the issue of racial inequity in the criminal justice system, this year’s Go Big Read hits home for those on and off campus.

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