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UW-Madison freshman class reaches record number

The University of Wisconsin-Madison reports its entering 2012 freshman class is its largest to date, with 6,279 students enrolled. UW-Madison said in a release Tuesday that total applications have increased by more than 4,000 compared to five years ago.

UW-Madison received 29,034 applications for freshman admission, a record for the school.

The university stated new students from Wisconsin make a new record this year with 3,515 students or 56 percent of the entering class, the largest resident enrollment since 2005.

Other enrollment numbers include modest increases: Undergraduate enrollment at the university is up minimally from 2011 at 29,119 and total student enrollment is also up slightly at 42,818 ? 377 more students than last year.

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Man hospitalized after beating on University Avenue

A 41-year-old Madison man was hospitalized after being attacked by an acquaintance in the parking lot of a University Avenue apartment building Monday morning, according to Madison police.

The victim told police he was choked and struck in the head in the 6200 block of University Avenue and remembered the attacker pulling a weapon from his waistband.

He did not know the attacker?s full name.

Police said several silver necklaces were ripped from the victim?s neck.

The attacker remains at large.

Cutting tool accident caused fire at Memorial Union

A fire caused about $10,000 in damage to the attic and roof of Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Monday morning, according to UW-Madison police.

Firefighters were called to the union at 7:38 a.m., and responding firefighters reported seeing light smoke coming from the side and roof of the building.

Construction workers told firefighters the fire started near the ground level of the theater. Fire officials said the fire worked up a wall and into the attic and roof.

The fire was started by construction on the site, according to UW-Madison police. A worker was using a cutting tool and accidentally ignited flammable materials in the area.

"They were doing kind of the final steps of demolition in the area where they're trying to remove stuff in the theater to be able to go in and start doing the remodel," said Sgt. Aaron Chapin, of the UW-Madison Police Department.

Man in fight suffers broken jaw, nose

A 21-year-old Madison man suffered a broken jaw and broken nose in a Saturday morning downtown fight, according to police.

A witness told police the fight in the 400 block of West Dayton Street at 2:44 a.m. was between two men, and both of them were throwing punches.

The witness said he intervened when the victim was down and the other man continued to punch the victim in the head.

The other man is described as Asian, between 25 and 30 years old, 5-feet 6-inches tall, with a short black crew cut and wearing a black shirt.

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EatDrinkMadison.com Reviews Soga Shabu Shabu

EatDrinkMadison.com Reviews Soga Shabu Shabu

Shabu-shabu is another term for a Chinese hot pot. It’s like fondue, but instead of a pot of cheese, it’s a pot of boiling water; and instead of dipping bread, you put in meat and vegetables. That’s the obvious specialty at the newly opened Soga Shabu Shabu, which took over the space previously occupied by Nadia’s on State Street.

Wendy's gives away free burgers downtown

 

The Ultimate Baconator Challenge will take place on campus Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to hand out free Sons of Baconator Cheeseburgers while supplies last.

Wendy's will put their newest burger to the test around the country, stopping in only 20 tailgating towns.  Their stop Saturday will coincide with UW's football game against Illinois at 2:30 p.m.

The Son of Baconator features four strips of applewood smoked bacon on two beef patties.

To learn more visit wendys.com or aboutwendys.com.

Colombia Support Network embarks on Madison speaking tour

 

The Colombia Support Network will celebrate their 25th anniversary beginning Saturday.

A speaking tour will be held from Oct. 6 to 17 in Madison.  The tour will kick off with an opening celebration in the Great Hall at the Memorial Union.

Sunday, the group will speak at 9 a.m. and 11 1.m. at the United Church of Christ in Fitchburg.  On Tuesday, Oct. 9, a 7 p.m. talk will be given at Edgewood College entitled "How the United Nations have been present in the life of the Peace Community."  Additional events will be held at UW-Madison and throughout the community.

CSN works to "defend human rights and advocate for a negotiated solution to the Colombian conflict through strengthening civilian society and giving support to grassroots groups," said a press release.

For more information about CSN of the speaking tour, visit colombiasupport.net/ or call 608-257-8753.