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Ask Abe, the headlining feature of WAA’s The Flamingle, is your chance to get the answers to the UW–Madison questions you always wanted to ask, but never did. Like, “Why is the Humanities building so hard to navigate?” or “How long has Scanner Dan occupied State Street?” or “Can I really buy beer at the Union without a student ID?” Sure, there were rumors. But Honest Abe will get you the real answers.

Jacob Peterson, a junior studying geography, uses his laptop computer while working amid the quiet aisles of the north stacks at Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 30, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)

Memorial Library Story

I heard that when Memorial Library was constructed, the intention was to have another story added at a future date. But the original plans forgot to take into consideration the weight of all the books, so the expansion upward couldn't be done. Any truth to this?

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