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Satellite imagery helps forecast path of Sandy

Thanks to satellite imagery done in part by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, people along the mid-Atlantic coast were prepared for the worst when Superstorm Sandy made landfall Oct. 29.


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Collaborative study aims to decode high STEM dropout rate

A recent report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology projects a shortfall of one million college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the next decade. Approximately five to six of every 10 students that begin in a STEM major will switch majors to a non-STEM field before graduation.


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Student loan figures are misleading

Borrowing has become a slippery slope, particularly among the college-aged American. In their senior year of high school, students are trained to fill out the FAFSA as scrupulously as possible in order to get federal financial aid. Then, throughout their college career, they continue to accept both federal and private loans on a yearly basis. Add in graduate school for the truly ambitious, and that’s up to nearly a decade of borrowing money for education with little or no income to supplement it.


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Alumna recounts sexual assault at UW

Editor’s note: the following is an account of sexual assault, and may trigger an emotional response from some readers. The letter is written by a former UW-Madison student and Daily Cardinal staff member. The name was changed at the author’s request.


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Style tips from UW-Madison CollegeFashionistas

CollegeFashionistas are the ones who capture and write  about the stylish students on the UW-Madison campus, but what about the styles of the Style  Gurus themselves? Two of our UW-Madison CollegeFashionista Style Gurus, Taylor Viegut and Chelsi Zollner, sat down with The Daily Cardinal to share their own style tips.


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UW should adopt 10-percent rule

In 2003, the United States Supreme Court ruled in its Grutter vs. Bollinger decision that universities can consider an applicant’s race as a part of a holistic review for admission. Racial quotas established by universities were previously ruled unconstitutional in a 1978 Supreme Court decision. Although affirmative action is undergoing a supreme court challenge, universities around the U.S. are still falling short of achieving representative diversity.


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The biomechanics of stronger bones

Among the books and binders in her office in the Mechanical Engineering building, associate professor Heidi-Lynn Ploeg’s shelves are filled with bones. She pulls out a thin cardboard sleeve, and inside are dozens of mouse femurs. Each one of these leg bones is shorter than the length of a fingernail.


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Letter: Student input at forum could help university’s diversity struggles

This Friday, Oct. 12, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be hosting its biannual Diversity Forum. The Diversity Forum is a place for students, staff, faculty and administration to discuss the challenges that UW-Madison faces regarding race, religion, sexuality, gender identity and social class. All students are welcome to attend, and student input is crucial for helping determine UW policy for diversity in the coming years.


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Obama’s racial comments should not be condoned

While 30,000 individuals saw fit to flood Bascom Hill last Thursday to see Presidnet Barack Obama, there were a number of staff and students that weren’t so enamored. The Daily Cardinal ran an article earlier this week discussing Professor Mayer’s and Professor Downs’ opposition to the visit; namely, political events taking place on school grounds were prohibited by the university’s own policies (an argument which Vice Chancellor for University Relations Vince Sweeney thought fit to completely sweep under the rug), classes were cancelled for which students had already paid and professors were forced to take a vacation day during the event. In addition, the requirement that students provide their phone numbers to the campaign to receive a ticket was controversial.


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Diversity requirements need changing

Last week, the Associated Students of Madison Diversity committee met to discuss possible changes to the ethnic studies requirement in the UW-Madison undergraduate curriculum. The ASM Diversity Committee hopes to pressure administrators to expand the requirement and make classes more relevant to students, and this editorial board agrees that changes are desperately needed.


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Discovering the weight of the universe

I am no stranger to Chamberlain’s white walls or garish fluorescent lighting. But until recently, I never noticed the ‘No Bosons Allowed’ sign above the Physics club lounge on the second floor. Until recently, the word boson meant nothing to me at all. Now it represents the heart of all matter.


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SLAC needs to provide solutions instead of whining

Most student organizations here at UW-Madison provide a great service for the students and community. Yes, there are some student orgs like the Slappy Skateboard Club or the Wisconsin Lawn Sports Club that were created for fun, but they don’t bother anyone. Unless, of course, as a child, the neighbor boy beat you with a croquet mallet and now you are emotionally scarred because of it. In that case WLSC may upset you to some degree.


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Gender studies should be required

We live in a world where people of different genders, sexual orientations and gender identities interact on a daily basis. Thus, gender and its components are a large and important part of our daily lives. Currently at UW-Madison, however, courses in gender studies are not required for all majors and many students graduate without taking a single gender studies class. This is surprising for an institution that prides itself on offering a well-rounded and diverse educational experience for all. As a result, I believe if UW wants to provide a truly balanced and adequate educational experience, then it must institute a gender studies requirement for all students.


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