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Wisconsin Ideas Summer 2004


A Final Farewell: Lyall commences to a new stage

Katharine says commences to a new stage

More than 300,000 students have graduated from University of Wisconsin System institutions during the 13-year tenure of UW System President Katharine C. Lyall. With her final President's Convocation on June 24 and her final days as president looming at August's end, Lyall will soon join the ranks of those who move on with fond Wisconsin memories in tow.

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Governor Jim Doyle addresses UW System graduates

Governer Doyle

The University of Wisconsin System awarded more than 32,000 degrees during commencement ceremonies this academic year. Per tradition, Wisconsin Ideas offers a collection of the advice, wisdom and celebration offered by some of those who delivered this spring's commencement addresses.

A graduation commencement ceremony

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Regents plan to restore UW partnership with the state

The state of Wisconsin must recommit to providing adequate, stable support if the University of Wisconsin System is to continue to deliver quality public higher education and ensure access for Wisconsin students, the UW System Board of Regents concluded last month following a year-long study.

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UW System readies for 2005-07 state budget debate

The University of Wisconsin System is already beginning to outline priorities for the 2005-07 state budget, a biennium in which funding for the university could establish the future direction of public higher education in Wisconsin.

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