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Ask Abe

The Mystery of Modine Gunch

In August 1969, I was walking along the Union Terrace. There was a large banner hanging on the Union stating that today was Modine Gunch Day. I didn't take the time to find out what it was all about. I should have, because it was one of my last days on campus. Do you know what this was?

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An Ode to the Color Red

The color red is associated with so many iconic things. And with the Seventh Edition now on sale, The Red Shirt™ joins this illustrious list.

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Standing Up For Education

Go Big Read, the UW's common-reading program, selected Malala Yousafzai's book, "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban." And this fall, Shiza Shahid, who works with Yousafzai in helping to educate more than 600 million girls, will be the keynote speaker at the program's signature event.

Via University of Wisconsin-Madison

Time Flies

Abe has seen a lot of changes during his 100-plus years on top of Bascom Hill. But thanks to a spirited, time-lapse video, you don't have to wait nearly as long to see what's been going on around the Bascom Hill and State Street areas.

Via University of Wisconsin-Madison

Adding Value

In today's world, being able to adapt is crucial, along with the ability to gather and evaluate evidence, analyze contradictory information and figure out how to influence others. And that's where the value of a liberal arts degree lies.

Via UW-Madison Parent Program