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From Bayfield to Milwaukee

Every May, about the time the lilacs bloom, a group of 40 faculty and staff from the University of Wisconsin-Madison turn in their last grades, check their email one more time and embark on a five-day experience called the Wisconsin Idea Seminar.

Katie Weber, science writer for the College”s Communication Program, was a participant on the 2005 tour and volunteered to keep a log, which is now posted on the UW-Madison web pages. To read her chronicles, click here.