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New Face, Same Place
Oct13

New Face, Same Place

The Hamel Family Browsing Library is more than a quiet study room; it is a space that bridges the old and the new. Students today are enjoying the Browsing Library in close to the same manner as their predecessors did decades before. The study and lounge space was restored as part of phase one of the Memorial Union Reinvestment. It was made possible by a gift from the Hamel family—a lead donation to the historic building campaign....

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OPEN for Business
Sep08

OPEN for Business

There is so much to celebrate with the Memorial Union west wing reopening that we’ve dedicated a whole weekend to celebrate our OPEN House and Madison’s World Music Festival. Tour the new spaces, taste an internationally inspired food and experience all the special activities and events September 12 and 13, including an extraordinary performance by aerial dance group BANDALOOP on the side of the bulding! We’ve got...

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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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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: Unloading an innovative solution
Jan30

Throwback Thursday: Unloading an innovative solution

Take a look back with us each week with Throwback Thursdays, including a special series this month on the odd and interesting original design flaws of Memorial Union. For all its beauty and functionality, Memorial Union opened with a long list of design flaws, some truly baffling that will finally be addressed through the Memorial Union Reinvestment. We’re eager to hear your stories and memories from the Union as well, so share in the...

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