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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits University of Wisconsin Lab Working to Track Coronavirus Variants
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits University of Wisconsin Lab Working to Track Coronavirus Variants

American Rescue Plan Includes $1.75 Billion for CDC to Expand and Improve Genetic Sequencing for Coronavirus Variants

Evers Wants $226 Million More for Higher Education

Evers Wants $226 Million More for Higher Education

Budget has $190 million hike for UW System, $36 million more for Voc-Tech colleges.

The State of Politics: How Thompson Is Handling Legislators
The State of Politics

How Thompson Is Handling Legislators

Former governor warned by Legislature not to include tuition hike in UW System budget.

Thompson Warned, Don’t Hike UW Tuition

Thompson Warned, Don’t Hike UW Tuition

System's tuitions frozen since 2013. Lawmakers warn UW budget will go nowhere if there’s any hike.

Is UW-Madison Spreading COVID-19?

Is UW-Madison Spreading COVID-19?

Dane County executive pushes for virtual classes, chancellor says UW efforts are working.

COVID-19 Spreading Across UW System

COVID-19 Spreading Across UW System

Multiple schools are experiencing high positivity rates, UWM's results unclear.

UW-Madison Moves Classes Online After COVID-19 Spike

UW-Madison Moves Classes Online After COVID-19 Spike

After one week of classes. And two residence halls are currently quarantined.

Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on UW-Madison mitigation steps
Wisconsin Universities Slam ICE Rule

Wisconsin Universities Slam ICE Rule

Rule means international students will have to leave the country if their school doesn't offer in-person classes.

UW-Milwaukee, Madison Will Reopen This Fall

UW-Milwaukee, Madison Will Reopen This Fall

Universities will limit the size of in person classes, with many courses moving online.

UW Plans Testing All Students, Faculty

UW Plans Testing All Students, Faculty

System President Ray Cross says goal is for in-person classes at all campuses this fall.

UW System Projects $170 Million Revenue Loss

UW System Projects $170 Million Revenue Loss

Housing and dining fee refunds and college sports revenue losses, all due to pandemic.

Universities Make Changes in Face of COVID-19

Universities Make Changes in Face of COVID-19

Many campuses are going to remote classes and are asking students not to return from Spring Break.

UWM Employee Tested for Coronavirus

UWM Employee Tested for Coronavirus

University extending spring break a week, transitioning to online courses.

Remembering the Molson Coors Victims

Remembering the Molson Coors Victims

Families remember victims for the lives they lived. Shooter's family releases statement expressing sorrow.

Regent’s UW President’s Search Criticized

Regent’s UW President’s Search Criticized

Search committee includes no faculty, staff or non-regent students.

Evers, Blank Plan $15 Minimum Wage

Evers, Blank Plan $15 Minimum Wage

Raises for all state and UW-Madison workers in 2020/2021

UW System presidential search committee named
Press Release

UW System presidential search committee named

The Committee is expected to convene in December, when Petersen will charge the Committee with its mission, review search procedures, and begin the national search.

Statements on the announced retirement of UW System President Ray Cross
Regents Okay Pay Hike for UW Staff

Regents Okay Pay Hike for UW Staff

UW System officials say uncompetitive pay causing faculty turnover.

Murphy’s Law: More Foxconn Bells and Whistles
Murphy’s Law

More Foxconn Bells and Whistles

They want a new venture fund and UW-Madison fund -- all subsidized by our taxes.

$100 Million Foxconn Gift Launches Major New Partnership With UW–Madison
Press Release

$100 Million Foxconn Gift Launches Major New Partnership With UW–Madison

Agreement signed to establish Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology and to pursue further collaboration in research, education and scientific outreach

Murphy’s Law: The Governor of Giveaways
Murphy’s Law

The Governor of Giveaways

Instead of building a real economy, Walker is trying to buy one.

Op Ed: How CROWE Can Help State Economy
Op Ed

How CROWE Can Help State Economy

The launching of UW-Madison Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy is much needed.

Op Ed: The Future of Wisconsin
Op Ed

The Future of Wisconsin

How to position the state economy in a truly global era.

Speaker Vos Announces Creation of Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership
Press Release

Speaker Vos Announces Creation of Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership

"This center will promote an even more rigorous debate of the current issues and hopefully, bipartisan solutions."

Voting Wars: College Students Face Unique Barriers to Voting
Voting Wars

College Students Face Unique Barriers to Voting

Courts have thrown out some requirements, but most college IDs can’t be used.

The State of Politics: UW Faculty Protests Anger GOP Legislators
The State of Politics

UW Faculty Protests Anger GOP Legislators

Walker and legislators double down: they won’t restore UW cuts or tenure protection.

What Would Tommy Do?

What Would Tommy Do?

A Republican governor was once UW’s greatest champion. Those days are long gone.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on 2-Year, Bipartisan Perkins Extension Heading to the President’s Desk to Become Law
Torinus: 7 Ways to Fight the Brain Drain
Torinus

7 Ways to Fight the Brain Drain

UW System cuts don't help, but taking the right steps can improve system and retain graduates.

Op-Ed: Why Tenure and Shared Governance Are Needed
Op-Ed

Why Tenure and Shared Governance Are Needed

Legislators' push for top-down management will damage UW System and chase away top faculty.

Rep. Barca Responds to GOP Finance Co-Chairs’ Attacks
Press Release

Rep. Barca Responds to GOP Finance Co-Chairs’ Attacks

"It almost appears as if Republicans are putting together a Nixon-style enemies list for anyone who dares to disagree with their agenda."

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Had to Cut UW Funding
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Had to Cut UW Funding

His presidential ambitions left him with no other option.