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Badger Voice brings news and nostalgia to your inbox each month, keeping UW-Madison alumni and WAA members in the know about what’s new and now at UW. Badger Voice brings you stories to celebrate Badger alumni and UW traditions, and helps you enjoy UW connections and the power of the alumni network. If you’re a Badger and not receiving your Badger Voice via email, please update your profile.


The W Project Keeps UW Traditions Alive

“Varsity.” “Swingtown.” “Jump Around.” Fewer than two weeks ago, thousands of new students joined our Badger family. The Wisconsin Alumni Student Board took it upon itself to bring those new students up to speed on all of our crazy Game Day traditions — as well as one new one.

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Top Five Top Fives

If you follow us on social media, you’ve seen our #UWTop5 videos. (If you don’t, what are you waiting for?) We’ve looked at so many things Badger, from the top five residence halls to the top five UW Marching Band traditions. Now, to catch you up, we’ve compiled our top five top fives.

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Paying Our Purdues

On October 17, our plucky Badgers will take on Purdue in 2015’s Homecoming game. This will be the 105th edition of Madison’s October classic, and the 83rd meeting between the UW and the Purdue Boilermakers.

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Unkegged Market

Capital Brewery, one of Wisconsin’s most iconic and successful breweries, needed some help navigating the booming craft-beer market (as in a 20 percent market rise during just a couple of years). So, naturally, they called in the experts: UW-Madison students in the Wisconsin School of Business’s MBA program.

Via UW-Madison

Steve Levitan ’84

Steve Levitan ’84, writer and executive producer for ABC TV’s Modern Family, has ushered the family sitcom into the modern era.

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Feliz Navidad, Hippies!

Christmas in August? Certainly it is for anyone who’s looking to snag a ripped, plaid couch or a one-armed desk chair. Read more about this curious Madison tradition, celebrated (or despised) by apartment dwellers each August 14.

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