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Squeegee clean and shiny

Window washer

From the inside of each campus building, most people probably see out of a few windows each day. The condition of those windows makes a huge difference in the way they see the world. Bascom Hall, for example, has more than 450 windows – and someone has to clean them all. Campus Services is the university’s go-to crew for such unusual jobs.

Top Stories

Regents approve 5.5 percent tuition increase

Image: UWS logo

As part of approving a $5.9-billion annual operating budget, the UW System Board of Regents, after long discussion, approved a 5.5% average tuition increase for resident undergraduates at the state's four-year campuses.

In Shanghai, Ward inaugurates first overseas office

The UW–Madison Shanghai Innovation Office, which will serve as a focal point for the university’s growing engagement in China and across East Asia, has officially opened. Related: Photos of the trip.

Administrative Excellence teams recommend efficiency measures

The work teams are recommending changes to email, calendaring, classroom space use and data center aggregation. They'll discuss their work in a Web chat and forum next week.

Arboretum Native Plant Tour

Wednesday, June 13 – Celebrate the beginning of summer by visiting our woodland, savanna and prairie gardens! This free tour on provides an overview of the Wisconsin Native Plant Garden.

Around Campus

Upgrades to Mobile UW flow from user requests

The latest version of the Mobile UW app for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches and Android mobile devices is out, with new and helpful features.

Finalists announced for SVM dean

Four individuals have been identified as finalists for the position of dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

CALS “candy school” aims to make its second 50 years as sweet as the first

A half-century after it first beagn, "Candy School," hosted by CALS and the National Confectioners Association, has become an important training ground for the candy industry. Hundreds of students — from line workers and company owners to technical staff and suppliers — have learned the science of candy from the world’s confectionery experts.

C-SPAN Campaign 2012 bus comes to campus

C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 bus will make a brief stop on campus on Thursday, June 14. The bus, as part of its tour of the nation, will be parked on the south side of Langdon Street at Library Mall from 10-11:30 a.m  

Inside Info

Gerhart: Teen drinking still a public health concern

Teen drinking is a health concern that our state - and our country - needs to take seriously. What can you do about it? For parents, setting a good example is key, says UW Health Family Medicine physician Jacqueline Gerhart.

Buzz

Red-tailed hawks go from egg to flight

On June 7 — about seven weeks and more than a million prying eyes after it hatched — the last red-tailed hawk chick threw caution to the wind and flapped away from home. Related: A cradle-to-sky video of this year's hawk babies.

Milestones

Chazen receives architectural honors

Photo: Chazen Museum of Art

The Chazen Museum of Art expansion project has received recognition this spring from Wisconsin business media and architecture organizations.

Early career awards support biofuels research

Jennifer Reed, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Garret Suen, an assistant professor of bacteriology, each received five-year, $750,000 early-career awards from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research to explore new possible ways to produce biofuels.

In the Media

Smith, new regents president, outlines views

Brent Smith, the newly elected president of the Board of Regents, Smith talks about his role and the future of higher ed in Wisconsin with the The Capital Times. Smith, who earned both bachelor's and law degrees at UW-Madison, has served on the board since 2004.

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