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Photo: Fazekas' photo on memorial

On May 27, 1944, 1st Lt. Frank Fazekas' P-47 Thunderbolt fell from from the sky over northern France, spiraling into a farm field. His wingman, certain the crash was fatal, gave a brief statement when his mission was complete. Eventually, the farmer closed up the ground and replanted, likely leaving the remains of the pilot, dead at 22 years old, entombed with his plane. Now, thanks to a team from UW-Madison on a quest that was almost abandoned, the flyer's plane — and possibly, his remains — have been found.

Top Stories

Blank affirms commitment to diversity

Photo: Rebecca Blank

In a message sent after Tuesday's election, Chancellor Rebecca Blank reaffirmed UW's commitment to be a welcoming and inclusive community. She asked all those engaged in discourse over politics to do so respectfully, while also noting that students may be requesting resources.

New rules for home games in wake of noose incident

Photo: Camp Randall Stadium

Athletics has adjusted its policies for the expectations placed upon attendees of its home athletic events. The new standards, part of an ongoing review of fan behavior, carry-in and ticket policies, will be in effect this weekend.

Amazing deals at the DoIT Tech Store

Closeout specials on popular tech, amazing deals and prizes await you at DoIT Tech Store’s Customer Appreciation Week, November 14-18!

Around Campus

Gold Star Honor Roll to expand electronically

Photo: Gold Star honor role in Memorial Union

When the Memorial Union was originally built, the names of UW-Madison fallen service personnel were engraved in wood on the second floor. Next fall, an interactive electronic kiosk will be added, to display the original names as well as the names of those who died while on active duty through current conflicts.

FLSA changes to affect some employees’ status

Photo: Pile of one dollar bills

Approximately 3,000 campus employees will be affected when the Fair Labor Standards Act salary threshold is raised to $47,476 on Dec. 1. Most will experience a change in their FLSA exemption status, meaning they will move from salaried to hourly. A forum for those who man-age an affected employee will be held Nov. 18.

Outside UW

Invasive zebra mussels widespread in Lake Mendota

Photo: Zebra mussels

Last fall, students in an undergraduate limnology lab found invasive zebra mussels living in Lake Mendota for the first time. Now, the students have found the mollusk's popu-lation is growing exponentially and is expected to continue doing so, with untold conse-quences for water quality and fish populations.

Campus Initiatives

Blank’s Slate: The budget, explained briefly

Graphic: Budget pie chart

UW-Madison has released the latest Budget in Brief — a document filled with facts, figures and graphics making UW-Madison's revenues and spending more easily understandable. Print copies will be distributed to government officials and other stakeholders in the coming days. It can also be viewed online.

Inside Info

Heads up for Homecoming Parade traffic

Photo: 2013 Homecoming Parade

Street closures will begin at 2 p.m. Friday for the annual parade on Gilman and State streets. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.  Related: Homecoming events.


Guthrie chosen to lead Office of Human Resources

Photo: Wayne Guthrie

Wayne Guthrie, a top executive of the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta and former university human resources official in Georgia, has been named UW–Madison’s chief human resources officer. Guthrie follows Mark Walters, who held the position on an interim basis after the retirement of Bob Lavigna.  

International Education Week

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate global education at UW–Madison with events, lectures, programs, fairs, and more, Nov. 14-18.


Barry adds distinguished chair to accomplishments

Photo: Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry, an award-winning author and cartoonist and associate professor in the Art Department, has been chosen as the first recipient of the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Since joining the faculty three years ago, Barry has been in residence at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

In Memoriam

Sánchez was advocate for Hispanic students

Photo: Roberto G. Sánchez

Roberto G. Sánchez, a retired UW-Madison Spanish professor, died in August at age 93. He was noted for his work on the University Task Force on Minority Student Retention and for his legacy of philanthropy supporting Hispanic students in public education. Sánchez was on the faculty from 1950 until 1984.


Cultural theorist, filmmaker Lotringer to visit campus

Sylvère Lotringer helped introduce French contemporary theory to America. America has returned the favor by featuring a character based on him in Jill Soloway's new TV series "I Love Dick." Lotringer visits Nov. 16-17 for a reading and film screening hosted by the Center for Visual Cultures.

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