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‘Fill the Hill’ Helps Annual Campaign Fly High

What began as a prank has become part of University of Wisconsin-Madison lore. And this quirky campus classic came alive once again when pink flamingos returned to roost on Bascom Hill on October 6 and 7, 2014. This time, they flocked to their grassy home as part of the University of Wisconsin’s Annual Campaign.

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Moving Forward with the Class of ’64

According to Joan Lappin, there were eight things women were allowed to be when she graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1964: school teacher, bank teller, secretary, stewardess, librarian, department store buyer, nurse and social worker.

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Top 5 UW Observatories for Starry-Eyed Badgers

A long time ago, in a galaxy near and dear to us, the University of Wisconsin was founded. And astronomy was one of the earliest scientific fields the UW explored. Today, the UW continues to boldly go where astronomy’s never been before.

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Ask Abe

Home Management Practice House

In the Fall 2009 issue of On Wisconsin Magazine, there was a story called “Real Cheap Real Estate?” about a School of Human Ecology building on sale for $1 for anyone who would move it. Was the house moved, or did it get deconstructed? Thanks, Abe.

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Made in Wisconsin: Hsu Ginseng

When Will Hsu ’00 led a group of alumni and friends to a secluded forest glade on a cool day in early October, he was entrusting his fellow Badgers with his biggest secret: the location of his hidden treasure.

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Flat Bucky Wears It Well

The fuzzy fellow shown in the design of The Red Shirt™, Seventh Edition proves even quadrupedal badgers can rock a red-and-white striped sweater.

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