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Bascom Hall, at the top of Bascom Hill
Bascom Hall, at the top of Bascom Hill

Bascom Hill is the main quad that forms the symbolic core of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It is located on the opposite end of State Street from the Wisconsin State Capitol, and is named after John Bascom, former president of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. The hill itself is a drumlin [1], formed by glacial deposits about 18,000 years ago. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1904 KB) Summary A picture outside of Bascom Hill. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1904 KB) Summary A picture outside of Bascom Hill. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Wisconsin State Capitol, located in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both arms of the Wisconsin legislature, the state Supreme Court, and the Office of the Governor. ... John Bascom born at Genoa, New York, May 1, 1827. ... Drumlin in Cato, New York A drumlin (Gaelic druim the crest of a hill) is an elongated whale-shaped hill formed by glacial action. ...


The first university building, North Hall, was constructed on Bascom Hill in 1851 and is still in use by the Department of Political Science. The second building, South Hall, was built in 1855 and is also still in use. The hill is crowned by Bascom Hall, the main administration building for the campus. Bascom Hill is also home to Birge Hall, which houses the Department of Botany; Music Hall, where On, Wisconsin! was first performed in 1909; Science Hall, which houses the Department of Geography and the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; the Education Building; and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Political science is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Pinguicula grandiflora Botany is the scientific study of plantlife. ... On, Wisconsin! is the official state song of Wisconsin as well as the fight song of the University of Wisconsin athletic teams. ... Gaylord Nelson Gaylord Anton Nelson (June 4, 1916 – July 3, 2005) was a Democratic Party American politician from Wisconsin. ... The University of Wisconsin Law School is the professional school for the study of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


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