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A Place for Fun and Focus amidst the Frenzy
Apr18

A Place for Fun and Focus amidst the Frenzy

By Jade Anthony and Shauna Breneman As we near the end of the semester, classes are almost over, and summer is right around the corner. But, between us and summer, are looming finals and the increasing dread of spending your days surrounded by highlighters, books and stacks of papers. While you weather the storm of exams, the Wisconsin Union is here to be a place for you to find fun and focus amidst the frenzy of finals. Twice a year,...

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A Place to Innovate: Doubling Down on Design
Jan04

A Place to Innovate: Doubling Down on Design

By Mason Muerhoff x‘18 The Wisconsin Union’s multi-year Memorial Union renovation effort, known as the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR), has brought new, behind the scenes technology to the almost 90-year-old iconic destination. One of the most significant, recent changes to Memorial Union was the installation of a subterranean loading and receiving dock, constructed underneath the grassy oasis of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s...

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Trustee Stories: Sharon Hadary
Dec07

Trustee Stories: Sharon Hadary

By Mason Muerhoff ’18 Sharon Hadary, a Wisconsin Union Association trustee, says this of the Wisconsin Union, “As a student, I developed a strong connection to the Wisconsin Union as my campus living room and as a place to learn and grow.” Her sentiment is one that is shared by millions of people across many generations of Wisconsin Union members and community members who consider the Union’s Memorial Union and Union South...

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Fudge Bottom Pie: A Timeless Story of a Pie and the People who Love it
Dec05

Fudge Bottom Pie: A Timeless Story of a Pie and the People who Love it

Once upon a time in a place not so far away and a time not so long ago, a pie that would become legend and would be loved by millions debuted at Memorial Union. Some say that Fudge Bottom Pie was created by a University of Wisconsin-Madison Residence Halls chef. Others say it was a Wisconsin Union creation that debuted in 1945 in Memorial Union. While its origin is debated, its deliciousness and the community’s love for it is not. “I...

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A Place to Grow: Lessons for a Lifetime
Dec05

A Place to Grow: Lessons for a Lifetime

By Mason Muerhoff ’18 Walking around the University of Wisconsin-Madison student organization fair in her high school band t-shirt in fall 2013, UW-Madison freshman Katy Lang wasn’t sure what she was looking for in a student organization. There was table after table of language study groups, a water polo club and soccer teams. It was, Lang said, overwhelming. But a Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Music Committee member spotted...

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