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Sign of Spring

Photo: Terrace chairs

The Memorial Union Terrace is open and the chairs have returned. An annual rite of spring, the iconic orange, green and yellow sunburst chairs’ arrival signifies the end of winter and a harbinger of sunny skies and views of Lake Mendota. As student employee Nurhayati Sulaiman brought out chairs on Wednesday afternoon, the Union shared tips on how to access the Terrace amid ongoing construction.

Top Stories

Annual employee bus pass will cost $24

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Due to budgetary concerns and the need to make the program sustainable, the UW Employee Bus Pass will cost $24 beginning next academic year. UW Transportation Services will continue to heavily subsidize the $1.8 million per year program.

State Street, Library Malls to be redesigned

Photo: clock tower at intersection of State Street and Library Malls

They are iconic locations and both will soon be getting a makeover. UW-Madison and the City of Madison are partnering to develop design plans for the reconstruction of the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street (North Lake Street to North Park Street) and Library Mall.

Statement by the chancellor on UW fund balances

Photo: interim chancellor David Ward

Interim Chancellor David Ward has issued a statement explaining how the UW System fund balance issue relates to UW-Madison and how maintaining balances helps the university succeed in its academic and research missions.

DoIT Tech Store & Help Desk Grand Opening!

Join us Wednesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 333 East Campus Mall for a grand opening celebration at our newest location. We’ll have special deals, free food, giveaways and even Bucky Badger!

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Around Campus

New learning community to welcome biology students

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To help new biology majors get off to the right start, as many as 130 students will begin 2014 in BioHouse, the university’s 10th residential learning community. Residents will use biology-themed social activities and a seminar course to explore cutting-edge bioscience research and career opportunities.

Sale to help kick off Tandem Press’ upcoming move

Photo: printmaker at Tandem Press

In an effort to both raise funds and lighten its load before the upcoming move, Tandem Press will be holding a moving sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at its current facility at 201 S. Dickinson St. Hundreds of discounted artist-signed, fine art prints will be available for purchase.

Inside Info

Could where you live affect your allergies?

Photo: woman wiping nose with tissue

It used to be that people thought heading to drier climes like Arizona would be the ticket to allergy relief. But UW Health allergist Mark Moss says allergens are virtually everywhere now, and there are few places left in the country where allergies don't affect people.  

Buzz

Big Ten Network show features UW lung transplants

Screen grab: Forward Motion logo

Tonight at 9 p.m. on the Big Ten Network, Forward Motion follows retired Navy captain Wayne Bergeron as he travels from his home in Maryland to Madison to receive a lung transplant. The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, partnering with UW Hospital and Clinics, is the only facility in the country to offer this service to veterans.

Milestones

Reschovsky retirement; SoE faculty; Bhavnani prize

Photo: Rikhil Bhavnani

La Follette's Andrew Reschovsky will retire; Alan Odden and Gloria Ladson-Billings are named to a team that will review Madison schools; and political scientist Rikhil Bhavnani (left) has won this year’s Royal Economic Society Prize.

Events

Forum on animal research ethics

Photo: Lab mouse

What causes some people to be opposed to the use of animals in biomedical research, while others deem it unethical not to do the research? Harold Herzog, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, will discuss the issues involved at a forum at 7 p.m. tonight in the Biochemistry Building.

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