Students last semester spent approximately half a million dollars more in dining halls than they did in Fall 2017 as a result of the new mandatory meal plan for incoming students, according to UW-Madison officials. University Housing Director Jeff Novak said the meal plan, which requires first-year students living in residence halls to make a $1,400 minimum deposit onto their Wiscards for on-campus dining, “rebounded” the dining program from where it was “a few years ago.”
UW-Madison’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity had its charter withdrawn from the national branch of the organization Tuesday for an incident at a party this past weekend, according to a screenshot of an email from the Supreme Executive Committee of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
UW-Madison Police Department arrested three suspects Tuesday in connection to the battery incident that occurred outside a UW-Madison residence hall last week. According to a university police report, a UW-Madison student was injured following a fight outside Sellery Hall last Friday. The fight stemmed from another confrontation earlier in the evening at a downtown bar. The victim in the battery suffered a broken wrist and a concussion as a result of the altercation, according to the report.
A battery reportedly involving a UW-Madison student outside a residence hall early Friday morning, according to a UW-Madison Crime Warning issued Saturday afternoon. The warning said the UW-Madison Police Department received the report Saturday and are actively investigating the incident.
A group of UW-Madison students and alumni are responding to the university’s Ku Klux Klan study group decision by filing a hate and bias report. Adan Raed Abu-Hakmeh, a UW-Madison senior, announced on Facebook Tuesday her plans to file a hate and bias report against the university for its “inadequacy in renouncing the memorialization of the KKK on campus.”
The majority of first-year students living in residence halls in the upcoming semester are selecting high-tiered options in the new meal plan program unveiled by University Dining, according to documents obtained by The Daily Cardinal. A document distributed at a meeting between a dining shared governance group and University Dining officials revealed that 73.66 percent of the 4,511 students who have signed their housing contracts for the fall chose to deposit a minimum of $2,100 onto their WisCard exclusively for on-campus dining.
Hebrew graffiti containing Messianic language was found spray painted on Agricultural Hall Monday morning. A translation of the writing revealed the writing says, “Long live our Lord, our Master, and our Lord, King Messiah, forever and ever.”
It is that time of year again. The Memorial Union Terrace will celebrate the warm weather Tuesday by returning its popular sunburst chairs to their lakeside home at 4:30 p.m., the Wisconsin Union announced Monday. The Union will begin Terrace season — an almost 90-year-old tradition — by inviting UW-Madison students and community members to line up at the North Park Street entrance to the Terrace at 3:30 p.m. Each person in line will pick up a chair to take onto the Terrace, kicking off the 2018 Terrace season.
Having trouble registering for classes? There is now an app to help with that. Course Search & Enroll, a new application found on Learn@UW, aims to make the course enrollment process simple and stress-free by allowing students to complete enrollment tasks like choosing classes, scheduling and enrolling all in one place.
UW-Madison police are investigating four instances of burglary and theft between Friday, April 13 and Monday, according to a UW-Madison Crime Warning. The crimes — believed to be connected — occurred in unlocked offices, classrooms and at Capital Cafe in Grainger Hall, according to the alert. Police believe the same suspect is responsible for all four crimes.