The UW Marching Band plays for 80,000 faithful at Camp Randall. Many fans remain after football games for the band’s “Fifth Quarter” performance. Photo by Bryce Richter.
Nearly 2,000 students at 26 schools across Wisconsin are participating in the UW-Madison's Great World Texts program, reading and discussing Shakespeare's The Tempest. The program culminates in a conference featuring author Margaret Atwood.
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