Located in the heart of campus, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Library Reading Room is a treasured study spot for UW students. Photo by Craig Schreiner, Wisconsin State Journal.
To assist efforts to control the millions of mosquitoes that hatched during recent flooding in the Houston area, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students have flown to Texas to help trap and identify them.
J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy," the common-reading program's selection for this year, has people talking as it touches on a wide range of pressing contemporary issues.
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