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Everything You Need to Know about the West Wing
Jul18

Everything You Need to Know about the West Wing

What’s been behind all of the construction at Memorial Union, you ask? The first phase of the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR) is nearly complete with the west wing‘s opening. We have a complete guide to what is behind the anticipated unveiling. Due to the hard work and dedication of UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and the MUR project manager the Boldt Company, the Memorial Union has completed its first step in moving...

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‘The people’s judge’ finds his roots in Memorial Union
Mar10

‘The people’s judge’ finds his roots in Memorial Union

By Kayla Schmidt x’15 On a bitterly cold February night, Judge Hamdy Ezalarab looks over his bench across the small, carpeted courtroom to address his next case. Bright overhead lights glare against the shuttered windows that block breathtaking winds; a young man at the podium requests two weeks to pay his fines for a traffic violation. Judge Ezalarab gives him 60 days. Forty-five years ago, Judge Ezalarab looked over a different type...

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Der Stiftskeller reopens with murals, history still intact
Feb10

Der Stiftskeller reopens with murals, history still intact

By Mark Bennett Following four months of renovations and restorations as part of the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR), Der Stiftskeller has reopened and is ready to welcome back patrons. The upgrade brought the area up to code as well as reconfigured the bar to improve customer service. Still, the space’s iconic charm remains­—as the classic wooden tables, replete with initials and doodles carved into them over the decades, rustic...

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Throwback Thursday: Beer sales begin
Aug23

Throwback Thursday: Beer sales begin

Take a look back in time each week with Throwback Thursdays as we post photos and snapshots from the Union’s amazing history. Find out interesting facts and stories from some of the Union’s favorite people, places and things. We’re eager to hear your stories and memories from the Union as well, so share in the comments section below! Beer sales begin...

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The return of seasonal Terrace beer
May03

The return of seasonal Terrace beer

As the days get longer and sleeves and hemlines begin to get shorter, it is a favorite Wisconsin tradition to enjoy a refreshing beer on the Terrace after a long day at work or playing in the sun. While it often catches out-of-state visitors off guard, the Memorial Union Terrace has a long history of serving up cold ones, and always features a wide variety of tastes. From rich dark lagers to refreshing pale ales, the Terrace has a...

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