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  • Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers

    March 24, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor two professors and one academic program for their outstanding achievements in teaching, when they bestow the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff on April 10. “These outstanding teachers set an especially high bar for innovation and […]

  • 11 institutions, 4 weeks

    March 20, 2015

    UW System President Ray Cross is hitting the road in the weeks ahead, engaging students, staff and faculty at 11 UW institutions around Wisconsin in conversations about the state budget process and the UW System’s future. The series of campus conversations will stretch into early April. “At each of these meetings, the first order of […]

  • Regents support resolution calling for reduced cuts, flexibilities, and dedicated funding stream for UW System (news summary)

    March 10, 2015

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to support a resolution calling for the legislature to substantially reduce the proposed base funding cuts to the UW System recommended in the Governor’s budget. The resolution further requested that the legislature grant long-sought flexibilities to the System, including a dedicated funding […]

  • Cross, UWEC Chancellor ask Joint Finance Committee to approve Authority, dedicated funding stream and to help reduce cut

    March 3, 2015

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross testified before the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance Tuesday, requesting that members approve the UW System Authority and a dedicated funding stream in Governor Scott Walker’s 2015-17 proposed budget while working with UW System and institutional leaders to reduce a proposed state funding cut. “This budget moves […]

  • UW System focused on supporting student transfers

    February 25, 2015

    MADISON – With transfers an increasingly standard part of the university experience, the University of Wisconsin System is hosting a symposium Thursday in Wisconsin Dells to examine current practices as well as new ideas and solutions to support student transfers across Wisconsin’s higher education sectors. The UW System Transfer Symposium: Unwrapping the Orthodoxies of Transfer […]

  • President Ray Cross Op-ed: Tools to build UW System of the future in the state budget proposal

    February 25, 2015

    Public higher education in Wisconsin has always kept a strong focus on the future. That is why it is encouraging to me to see the elements in Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal that reinforce UW System’s concentration on and commitment to shaping our identity of tomorrow while we deal with the challenges of today. The […]

  • Regents honor 7th annual Diversity Award winners (news summary)

    February 6, 2015

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the seventh annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards today in Madison. The awards were established by the Board to recognize and support individuals and programs in the UW System that foster access and success in university life for historically underrepresented populations. See the […]

  • “News from Around the UW System”

    February 6, 2015

    At this time, I want to take a brief moment to share some of the good work that students, faculty, and staff are doing around the UW System: UW-La Crosse has once again been named in the top 100 Best Value colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The ranking doesn’t just recognize low cost, but […]

  • Regents weigh in on proposed biennial budget and impact on UW System (news summary)

    February 5, 2015

    MADISON – The Governor’s proposed biennial state budget offers new identity and opportunity for the University of Wisconsin System, UW System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents  Thursday. It also presents serious and significant challenges. As spelled out by the Governor earlier this week, the budget includes proposals to provide the university with […]

  • UW System President Cross issues statement on Governor’s commitment to the Wisconsin Idea

    February 4, 2015

    UW System President Ray Cross is sharing a brief statement following his earlier statement today regarding the Wisconsin Idea and in response to Governor Walker’s announcement that related, key language from statutes will be preserved. “Thanks to the Governor for his commitment to the Wisconsin Idea.” Related Links Legislative Fiscal Bureau – Info Papers Joint […]