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Celebrating a Legendary Union Leader: Ted Crabb Turns 90!
Dec09

Celebrating a Legendary Union Leader: Ted Crabb Turns 90!

Ted Crabb, former Wisconsin Union director, poses in front of the Memorial Union archways in 2001. Photo by Jeff Miller for UW-Madison University Communications. On a beautiful July day the summer before his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, former Wisconsin Union Director Ted Crabb stepped foot on the Memorial Union Terrace for the first time and unknowingly changed the course of his life. Seventy-two years later,...

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Printing Up a Storm: StudentPrint Celebrates 50 Years
Oct18

Printing Up a Storm: StudentPrint Celebrates 50 Years

The world has seen a lot of change over the past half-century – and StudentPrint (SP) has been there for it all. SP started as a source for printing protest materials in 1972 and has seen its share of social and technological revolution. Through many transformations, the campus print shop has continued its role as the best spot in Madison for deals on all types of printing jobs. Whether it’s stickers, posters, T-shirts, or copies,...

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Recognition and Visibility: Introducing the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council Rooms at Memorial Union
Sep15

Recognition and Visibility: Introducing the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council Rooms at Memorial Union

Memorial Union may have opened its doors for the first time in 1928 – almost a century ago – but its historic halls have been a space for change since their creation. This decade is no exception. As the social center and living room of the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus that hosts thousands of student and community groups’ events each year, Memorial Union serves as a space for learning and important gatherings. In July 2021,...

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Legacy, Fellowship, and Recognition: Supporting Continued Efforts of the National Pan-Hellenic Council
Aug30

Legacy, Fellowship, and Recognition: Supporting Continued Efforts of the National Pan-Hellenic Council

There is no greater feeling than the sense of home and strength that comes from being a part of a community in which one feels seen and connected. Across campus, many clubs and organizations help University of Wisconsin–Madison students find the spaces or people that bring this sense of togetherness – such as the historically Black sororities and fraternities that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). A community-driven...

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Then and Now: Terrace Programming Through the Decades
Jun06

Then and Now: Terrace Programming Through the Decades

Since its construction in 1928, the Memorial Union Terrace has been one of the most iconic destinations in Madison—and for good reason. Over the past 94 years, it has functioned as many things: an epic concert venue, a free movie theater, an outdoor lecture hall, an electric dance floor, an open-air art studio, a prime dining location, a ski and snowboard competition site and more. The decades brought new hairstyles, new fashions and...

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Did You Know? Wisconsin Union Markets and Cafés History
Dec01

Did You Know? Wisconsin Union Markets and Cafés History

Story by Verne Scholl and Shauna Breneman You may be familiar with the fact that we, at the Wisconsin Union, offer many options for deliciousness at Memorial Union and Union South. But did you know that we also run many markets and cafes across campus, which are open to all? Our first deli opened before 1988 in the Medical Sciences Center. We named it the I.C.U., because of its location in the former University Hospital. We designed...

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