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Students, #SpeakUp through campus climate survey


Now through Nov. 7, students can take part in a campus climate survey. The results will be used to guide campus efforts and initiatives to make UW-Madison a safer, more welcoming, and more productive place for all students.
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Register Today for the 2016 UW Diversity Forum

Please register today to join us at the 2016 UW-Madison Diversity Forum, ALL INclusive: Our Diversity Commitment in Practice, at Union South. This year we will have an extended format to include UW-Madison second and third shift employees, with the opening at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1 and the …
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Video: Students share advice at “Welcome Black” BBQ

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Find a mentor. Meet as many people as you can. Black Badgers offer this and other great advice to new students.
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Westboro Baptist Church plans protest on campus

The Westboro Baptist Church has notified UW–Madison that its members will stage a protest on campus on Thursday, Oct. 20. The group indicated UW–Madison was selected in response to a recent ranking that recognized the university as being LGBT-friendly, a distinction of which the university is proud.
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Panel urges students of color to engage through activism, voting

In an election cycle marked by racial tensions and controversial voter ID laws, a community panel at the Black and Brown Vote Discussion Wednesday emphasized the importance of voting Nov. 8. For information on how to vote, visit
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Black History Month planning begins

The Black History Month Student Planning Committee (BHMPC) will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Memorial Union (check TITU for room). The committee is a great opportunity to become more active in the Black Badger community. Grad students and faculty are welcome. Questions? Email
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Exhibition stitches together history, humanity

In 1997, letters posted 1939 Prague were discovered in Milwaukee. They were written by a young Jewish couple hoping to escape German occupation with the help of an American relative living in Wisconsin. Included in the letters were fashion sketches and an appeal to employ seamstress Hedwig “Hedy” Strnad. Hedy did not …
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