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UW Campuses Face Challenging Financial Futures, Reports Show

UW Campuses Face Challenging Financial Futures, Reports Show

Wisconsin's funding for public universities ranks 42nd in the nation.

Regents Approve UW Tuition Increase

Regents Approve UW Tuition Increase

Segregated fees, room and board rates, graduate tuition, nonresident undergraduate tuition will also increase.

The State of Politics: How Higher Ed Institutions Are Shrinking
The State of Politics

How Higher Ed Institutions Are Shrinking

It's a stunning trend: Four-year and two-year campuses are cutting back, merging, closing.

UW Campuses Plan In-State Tuition Hike

UW Campuses Plan In-State Tuition Hike

Proposed 3.75% raise comes after 5% this year. Board of Regents must approve it.

Students, Professors Question Closure of UW Two-Year Campuses

Students, Professors Question Closure of UW Two-Year Campuses

Why the austerity measures when state has a $4 billion surplus?

UWM Will Close Waukesha Campus in 2025

UWM Will Close Waukesha Campus in 2025

Announcement cites declining enrollment, will mean layoffs of staff and faculty.

UWM at Waukesha campus to close in 2025; UWM develops University Center with WCTC
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UWM at Waukesha campus to close in 2025; UWM develops University Center with WCTC

Faced with enrollment declines, UWM embarks on new ways to ensure student success in Waukesha

Universities of Wisconsin launch The Wisconsin Guarantee to implement new law
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Universities of Wisconsin launch The Wisconsin Guarantee to implement new law

New admissions guarantee is one of several admissions pathways to Wisconsin’s 13 public universities

Republicans Seek to Ban DEI Statements ‘Once and For All’

Republicans Seek to Ban DEI Statements ‘Once and For All’

But proposed bill could make it harder to hire conservatives at Wisconsin's universities.

Universities of Wisconsin introduce Wisconsin Online one-stop website for online programs
Most of State’s High-Paying Future Jobs Require College Degree

Most of State’s High-Paying Future Jobs Require College Degree

Report shows over half of jobs paying $50,000 or more will require a bachelor's degree.

Republican Bill Would Fund Free Speech Office For UW System

Republican Bill Would Fund Free Speech Office For UW System

Proposal follows survey that found "very conservative" students felt pushed to conform.

Universities of Wisconsin Head Jay Rothman to Headline Newsmaker Luncheon
The State of Politics: Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023
The State of Politics

Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023

A year filled with surprises and big stories, led by the election of Janet Protasiewicz to Supreme Court.

UW Regents Fire La Crosse Chancellor Following Porn Revelation

UW Regents Fire La Crosse Chancellor Following Porn Revelation

Unanimous decision comes as Chancellor Joe Grow appeared in pornographic films with his video.

Statements on the termination of Joe Gow as chancellor of UW-La Crosse
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Statements on the termination of Joe Gow as chancellor of UW-La Crosse

UW-La Crosse Provost Betsy Morgan has been appointed interim chancellor

The State of Politics: Funding Power Gives GOP Victory in DEI Fight
The State of Politics

Funding Power Gives GOP Victory in DEI Fight

Why regents, Democrats were defeated by Vos and Republicans.

UW Pay Raises Approved After Nearly 6-Month GOP Blockade

UW Pay Raises Approved After Nearly 6-Month GOP Blockade

Some 34,000 workers had to wait since July for standoff on DEI issue to be settled.

UW Regents Backtrack, Take Republican DEI Deal

UW Regents Backtrack, Take Republican DEI Deal

Regents vote to accept limits to DEI programs in return for pay raises for 34,000 employees and new engineering building.

UW Regents Schedule Do-Over Vote Wednesday on Deal With Republicans

UW Regents Schedule Do-Over Vote Wednesday on Deal With Republicans

Board narrowly rejected controversial deal Saturday on DEI, employee raises and engineering building.

How Diverse Are UW System Campuses?

How Diverse Are UW System Campuses?

Diversity has improved, but underrepresented minorities are still less than 15%.

Op Ed: UW President Jay Rothman Should Resign
Op Ed

UW President Jay Rothman Should Resign

If not, Gov. Evers should call for the Board of Regents to remove him.

UW Regents Consult Attorneys In Fight Over DEI, Pay Raises

UW Regents Consult Attorneys In Fight Over DEI, Pay Raises

Evers has sued Legislature on issue. GOP legislators threaten to remove some regents.

UW Board of Regents Rejects Compromise on DEI, Pay Raises

UW Board of Regents Rejects Compromise on DEI, Pay Raises

9-8 vote a rare rebuke. Regents call it bad precedent and 'divisive...polarizing.'

UW System Strikes Deal With Vos On Diversity, Equity Measures

UW System Strikes Deal With Vos On Diversity, Equity Measures

Assembly Speaker blocked raises, engineering building over DEI efforts.

Financial aid modernization will help Wisconsin students
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Financial aid modernization will help Wisconsin students

Financial Aid Modernization Act will make it easier for students to receive state financial aid

UW System President Suggests Less Liberal Arts for Poorer Students

UW System President Suggests Less Liberal Arts for Poorer Students

Rothman backs such program cuts at campuses with more low-income students.

Universities of Wisconsin, DSPS Partner to Facilitate Faster Licensing
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Universities of Wisconsin, DSPS Partner to Facilitate Faster Licensing

Collaboration focuses on students graduating into health care fields

Universities of Wisconsin enrollment grows by more than 1,700 students for fall 2023; first increase since 2014
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Universities of Wisconsin enrollment grows by more than 1,700 students for fall 2023; first increase since 2014

Official 10-day enrollment figures show more than 162,500 students

Universities of Wisconsin unveil $32 million workforce proposal
Gov. Evers Sues Republican Lawmakers

Gov. Evers Sues Republican Lawmakers

Suit comes after string of decisions have blocked UW pay raises, blocked new building code rules and halted conservation projects.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence

30 task force members, national AI experts set to convene at public task force meeting Oct. 30 in Madison

UWM announces plans to close Washington County campus, expand partnership with Moraine Park Technical College
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UWM announces plans to close Washington County campus, expand partnership with Moraine Park Technical College

Responding to the closing directive from the Universities of Wisconsin, UWM will design options to meet the needs of students and employers

Rothman unveils new Universities of Wisconsin identity to represent 13 universities
The State of Politics: Final Five Bill Changes Congressional Elections in Wisconsin
The State of Politics

Final Five Bill Changes Congressional Elections in Wisconsin

Bipartisan proposal pushes less partisan, ranked-choice elections.

Dr. Lynn D. Akey named new chancellor of UW-Parkside
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Dr. Lynn D. Akey named new chancellor of UW-Parkside

Appointment takes effect January 2, 2024

Vos Threatens UW Pay Raises Unless Campuses Eliminate DEI Staff

Vos Threatens UW Pay Raises Unless Campuses Eliminate DEI Staff

$100 million already approved in state budget could be withheld.

Enrollment up, and steady, across the UW System
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Enrollment up, and steady, across the UW System

Year-over-year increase is first since 2014

How higher education can drive Wisconsin’s tech economy over time featured Sept. 14 in Wauwatosa
GOP Plan Merges UW Campus in West Bend With Tech College

GOP Plan Merges UW Campus in West Bend With Tech College

Joint Finance passes plan to address declining enrollment in Washington County.

Republicans Approve $3.5 Billion Income Tax Cut

Republicans Approve $3.5 Billion Income Tax Cut

GOP legislators also approve cutting $32 million from UW System budget as part of DEI cut.

Statement by UW System President Jay Rothman on budget committee announcement
Op Ed: Why Does GOP Hate Engineers?
Op Ed

Why Does GOP Hate Engineers?

Republican vote against new engineering building at UW-Madison is a head scratcher.

UW System Hires New Chief Diversity Officer

UW System Hires New Chief Diversity Officer

Action comes amid GOP opposition to campus diversity and equity offices.

WEC Energy Group receiving UW System Regents Business Partnership Award
Republicans Block UW-Madison Engineering Building

Republicans Block UW-Madison Engineering Building

Finance committee approves approximately half of proposed UW System projects. But, engineering building was top priority.

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Scott Menke named interim chancellor of UW-Parkside
UW Regents Approve 5% Tuition Hike

UW Regents Approve 5% Tuition Hike

First increase in a decade. UW President says it's necessary to deal with inflation.

Op Ed: UWM Gets Stiffed In Governor’s Budget
Op Ed

UWM Gets Stiffed In Governor’s Budget

While UW-Madison got $347 for building projects. Will Milwaukee's leaders push for better deal from legislators?

UW System President Rothman details tuition and fee increase
UW-Platteville chancellor finalists named
UW President Pursuing 5% Tuition Increase

UW President Pursuing 5% Tuition Increase

Tuition at state's four-year colleges has been frozen for a decade.

Gov. Evers Proposes $305 Million Increase For UW System

Gov. Evers Proposes $305 Million Increase For UW System

Budget proposal, subject to Legislature approval, includes tuition waiver program for low-income students.

UW System Conservative Students Feel Political Pressure In Class

UW System Conservative Students Feel Political Pressure In Class

Survey of 10,000 students finds varying views on free speech, pressure from instructors.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State Political Stories of 2022
The State of Politics

Top 10 State Political Stories of 2022

Evers and Johnson victories and suddenly changed battle over abortion lead the list.

Op Ed: How Should State Spend $6.6 Billion Surplus
Op Ed

How Should State Spend $6.6 Billion Surplus

Evers and Legislature could have fun -- and improve the state.

UW System to Relaunch Student Free Speech Survey

UW System to Relaunch Student Free Speech Survey

Underwritten by John Menard-funded institution.

UW System to launch free speech survey, expand citizenship and civil dialogue initiatives
New student enrollment at UW System main campuses highest since at least 2018
UW System Circulating Free Speech Survey Again This Fall

UW System Circulating Free Speech Survey Again This Fall

Privately funded survey drew criticism in the past, and led to resignation of one University Chancellor.

UW System Budget Request Increases By $262 Million

UW System Budget Request Increases By $262 Million

Plan is to boost employee pay by 8% in 2025.

UW System Proposal Waives Tuition for Low-Income Students

UW System Proposal Waives Tuition for Low-Income Students

Could have biggest impact on UWM students, chancellor Mark Mone says.

UW System President Jay Rothman announces Wisconsin Tuition Promise with UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater
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UW System President Jay Rothman announces Wisconsin Tuition Promise with UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater

Program starting in fall 2023 will help underserved students obtain a degree tuition-free

UW System statements regarding UW-Madison Chancellor Emeritus Rebecca Blank
Kleefisch, Nicholson Promise Overhaul of UW Regents

Kleefisch, Nicholson Promise Overhaul of UW Regents

GOP challengers for governor promise to recall, replace Evers’ 9 appointees to the board.

UW System Regents vote to maintain tuition freeze for 2022-23
UW System President Wants Tuition Freeze Extended

UW System President Wants Tuition Freeze Extended

New system leader Jay Rothman will recommend extension to the UW Board of Regents.

UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin Named UW-Madison Chancellor

UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin Named UW-Madison Chancellor

Board of Regents unanimously approves her to succeed Rebecca Blank.

Op Ed: Will Rothman Take On UW Conglomerate?
Op Ed

Will Rothman Take On UW Conglomerate?

WARF, UW Health and Quartz HMO among the spinoffs whose governance, purpose needs scrutiny.

Op Ed: Rothman Must Re-Balance UW System
Op Ed

Rothman Must Re-Balance UW System

UW-Madison gets too much of state funding, campuses like UWM get too little.

Jay Rothman Named UW System President

Jay Rothman Named UW System President

Milwaukee attorney and Foley & Lardner CEO has never held a university leadership position.

UW System Board of Regents Selects Jay O. Rothman as Next System President
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UW System Board of Regents Selects Jay O. Rothman as Next System President

Rothman will be UW System’s eighth president, succeeding current interim President Tommy Thompson.

2 Finalists for UW System President

2 Finalists for UW System President

Regents pick Milwaukee attorney and CEO Jay Rothman, and UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt.

Special Regent Committee announces two finalists for UW System President
Special Regent Committee announces two finalists for UW System President

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $2,000

Special Regent Committee announces two finalists for UW System President

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $2,000

Special Regent Committee announces two finalists for UW System President

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $2,000