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Inside the campus tour

Everyone has seen student guides in red windbreakers leading tour groups around campus. Hours of precision planning and effort by Jessica McCarty, (pictured, center) visitor relations coordinator in Visitor & Information Programs, helps guides to hit all the right spots. Tours are designed to give prospective students, special groups and other visitors an inside look at life at UW-Madison.

Top Stories

Walker: No plans to change WRS

Gov. Scott Walker said he has no plans to change the state’s retirement system into a 401(k)-style retirement savings account, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Related: A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Q & A.

Student services enhance College Library

Photo: Student Services Area

The College Library plays on its strengths as a social library. It recently began offering space to some academic services to help connect undergrads with resources and expertise.

Celebrating 100 Years

The legendary Pro Arte Quartet is celebrating its 100th anniversary during the
2011-2012 season with a series of on-campus world premieres. Make sure to look for upcoming events!

Around Campus

DeLuca, provosts: Support open access scholarship

Provost Paul M. DeLuca, Jr. and other Big Ten provosts recently penned an op-ed in Inside Higher Ed advocating for open access to federally funded research, noting that it facilitates scholarly collaboration, accelerates progress, and reinforces government’s accountability to taxpayers.  

New Down syndrome clinic offers expertise

Photo: Waisman Center

American Family Children’s Hospital and the UW's Waisman Center have joined forces to open a multidisciplinary Down syndrome clinic.

Sterling Hall play highlights oral histories

"Uncivil Disobedience," a new play from Madison’s Forward Theatre Company, examines the Sterling Hall bombing through the stories and interviews of those it directly or indirectly affected. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on March 9-10 in the Rotunda Studio of the Overture Center.

Inside Info

Quick and easy healthy lunches

Packing a lunch isn't just for school kids. As adults, making sure we have healthy meals throughout the day can help improve our health and save money, according to UW Health.


Bazzell’s service earns Jefferson Award

Photo: Darrell Bazell

As vice chancellor for administration, Darrell Bazzell’s work days are long. Still, he makes time for giving back to the community by volunteering. For his work outside of work, Bazzell was named February’s Jefferson Award Winner by WKOW-TV Channel 27.

In the Media

Doug Moe: UWPD officer saves student at game

Wisconsin State Journal columnist Doug Moe recounts how John Deering, a UW police officer, helped save the life of a student experiencing a seizure and cardiac arrest during a recent hockey game at the Kohl Center.  


Yiddish past lives on: A tour of the Mayrent Collection

Photo: Record

4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in the University Club, 803 State St. The Friends of the Libraries will celebrate the Mayrent Collection -- a musical trove of pre-World War II Yiddish music and culture here on campus.


What did you pack for lunch?

Today's Inside Info looks at top reasons to pack your own lunch. What did you bring today? Email a photo to or post in the comments section. We'll give away a UW coffee mug and review the most exotic entries on Thursday.  

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