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Tommy Washbush

With workshops in graphic medicine and courses in comics, UW-Madison is becoming a hotbed for an art form that is growing in popularity. Jay Rath looks at the long history of cartooning in the city and state, and promising developments on campus. more

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Mason Muerhoff

UW-Madison has a new mascot: a lost bearded dragon. more

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Alejandro A. Alonso Galva

Lake Safety will now be called UWPD Lake Rescue and Safety. Police say people won’t notice many changes, which will involve administration, training, setting procedures, and forming partnerships with other first responders on Lake Mendota. more

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David Michael Miller

The gutting of the liberal arts at UW-Stevens Point is another result of the Republican mismanagement of the UW System. more

Opinion 6 Comments

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Beth Skogen

Is it still taboo to talk about mental illness? A performing arts showcase organized by students from the UW-Madison School of Social Work aims to shatter stereotypes. more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

Starting May 7, 85 Bucky Badger statues — each uniquely decorated — will be displayed around Madison. One of them incorporates signatures from 4,511 community members. more

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Beau Meyer

German playwright Bertolt Brecht would likely approve of UW-Madison theater department’s visually and thematically stunning production of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.” more

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No matter how real virtual reality might seem, humans don’t view it as reality, UW-Madison researchers find. more

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John Valley, a UW-Madison geologist, has helped identify evidence of life that existed 3.5 billion years ago. more

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The Republican-controlled Legislature has stripped funding from UW-Madison for years, so it figures that, politically, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank needed to find private funding to cover tuition for lower-income Wisconsin families. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

UW-Madison’s HEX-U program connects undergraduate humanities students with local organizations to partner on creative projects that benefit the community. In its second year, the program has room to grow. more

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Judy Pfaff and Tandem Press

Tandem Press has a stellar national reputation as a professional art press. But after three decades, the press will expand to open its own gallery on Commercial Avenue. more

Visual Arts 1 Comments

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Bryce Richter/UW-Madison

Karen Oberhauser, the new director of UW-Madison’s Arboretum, hopes to expand the facility’s citizen research. She’s the first permanent director since 2012. more

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In a new era of radio, WSUM’s future is coming in loud and clear. The UW-Madison students station plans to add a second online music stream. more

MUSIC 1 Comments

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Kirsten Schmitt/Milwaukee Brewer

Local athletes provided many reasons for optimism in a tumultuous year in sports. From UW basketball to a La Follette wheelchair track and field star, we recap it all for you. more

Sports

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Wesley Winterink/UW Athletics

UW Volleyball faces stiff competition on the way to the national championship. First, a repeat matchup against Stanford offers the Badgers a second chance. more

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If the Senate’s tax reform goes into effect, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank estimates the school would have to pay taxes on $1-2 million in revenue each year, reducing the amount it spends on scholarships for low-income students. more

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Thomas DeVillers

It’s become a familiar sight at UW-Madison’s Union South and Memorial Union: long lines at restaurants. Some of the largest employers on campus currently have hundreds of unfilled student-worker positions, despite a concerted recruitment effort. more

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David Michael Miller

The renovation of the Catholic Center was conservative Bishop Robert Morlino ’s opportunity to build a big, lasting billboard hovering over the center of the famously liberal UW campus and he took every inch of his opportunity. more

Citizen Dave 14 Comments

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John Wolf and Heiner Giese

It was a transformative event that shaped UW-Madison and the entire community. Now, 50 years later, people who witnessed the Dow Chemical protest are preserving their memories through an oral history project. more

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    Bryce Richter / UW-Madison

    The Brooklyn Jumbies workshop in Lathrop Hall at UW-Madison, Feb. 28, 2015.

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    Bryce Richter

    Dancers in a workshop hosted by Laura Anderson Barbata prepare for STRUT!