Flashback

Out of Sync

Summer 2014

On March 7, 2014, the lights went out for the last time at UW–Madison’s Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC).

Creativity Is a Joke

Spring 2014

Sometimes, funny things make a big difference.

Many Moos

Winter 2013

It's all in the family for the UW dairy herd

Kletsch’s Klunkers

Fall 2013

Good luck, Coach Andersen

We’ve Got Mail!

Summer 2013 — 9 comments

Travel back with us now into the shadows of ancient history, to the year A.D. 1993.

Jump Around

Spring 2013 — 3 comments · 1 reader letter

Take a hop, skip, and jump back in time . . .

Badger DNA

Winter 2012 — 2 comments · 1 reader letter

Before Bucky, there was a raccoon.

Farewell to the Head

Fall 2012 — 1 comment

Badger Nation has lost its head.

All Wet

Summer 2012

In May 1969, [the Mifflin Street Block Party] began as a street dance and ended as a three-day riot

Torrid Madison

Spring 2012

. . . very little about Madison’s winter has been appropriate this year.

Flashback Winter 2011: Fiddlers on the Run

Winter 2011 — 1 comment

... they are known for playing oldies. Really, really old oldies.

Flashback: Fall 2011

Fall 2011

When you enroll at the UW, you’d better be prepared to learn a lot — and to develop your upper body strength.

Tears and Gas

Summer 2011 — 3 comments · 1 reader letter

. . . the teargas has been absent.

Foul Weather, Fair Ball

Spring 2011 — 1 comment

Wisconsin does not, perhaps, have the most felicitous climate for outdoor sports.

GLU-Madison

Winter 2010 — 4 comments

What's that campus that looks so much like the UW? It's the fictitious Grand Lakes University, which 25 years ago hosted non-grad Thornton Melon (aka Rodney Dangerfield).

Bye Bye, Bernie

Fall 2010 — 1 comment

Happy trails, Bernie. Thanks for keeping our UW memories alive.

Seeing Is Believing?

Summer 2010 — 1 comment

Did the Zoological Museum's taxidermists take on the Easter Bunny?

Badger Beauty

Spring 2010 — 4 comments

What happened to the “Campus Mascot for the Seventies”?

Floating in Furs

Winter 2009 — 2 comments

The residents of Ann Emery Hall create a nautical display for Homecoming 1931.

All Hail John Muir!

Fall 2009

One of the UW's first great non-graduating alumni, John Muir x1863 got busted (in bronze) on campus in 1918.

Hey, Dummy

Summer 2009 — 1 comment · 1 reader letter

What did ventriloquy, dances, and electioneering have in common? Dormsylvania!

Pat Answers

Spring 2009

St. Patrick's Day in Madison used to mean just one thing: the annual battle between engineering students and those at the Law School. It was shysters vs. plumbers, and everyone took a side.