Recent UW System News

  • President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget for UW System

    February 9, 2017

    “We are feeling very positive about the Governor’s proposed budget.  It is a reinvestment in the UW System as we requested, and is certainly a wonderful first step for higher education.  It demonstrates the appreciation for the value and economic impact the UW System brings to Wisconsin. “I look forward to working with the Governor

  • President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    February 7, 2017

    “Our 2020FWD strategic framework, which serves as the basis of our budget request, aligns UW System resources with Wisconsin’s greatest needs.  The initiatives outlined in 2020FWD will help keep college affordable for students and families, develop the workforce the state needs now and in the future, reinvigorate the state’s economy, and enhance the lives of our citizens. “The UW

  • Board of Regents President Regina Millner Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    February 7, 2017

    “We appreciate the Governor’s investment in the UW System.  As Regents, we have a strong responsibility to keep the UW System affordable and accessible for Wisconsin families while protecting the quality and excellence for which we are known the world over.  Our graduates contribute to thriving communities, a robust workforce, and globally competitive businesses.  Wisconsin

  • Board of Regents Vice President John R. Behling Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    February 7, 2017

    “UW System campuses are in an ideal position to drive a stronger Wisconsin economy.  Our biennial budget request – which supports 2020FWD strategic priorities – keeps a UW System education affordable, high quality, and relevant for Wisconsin graduates and employers.  The UW System gives Wisconsin its best return on taxpayers’ investment, and we appreciate the

  • Board recognizes winners of Regent Diversity Awards (day 2 news summary)

    February 3, 2017

      MADISON – The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents honored the ninth annual winners of its Regents Diversity Awards Friday. 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. Regent Mark Tyler, chair

  • UW System launches new website on sexual violence, harassment

    February 3, 2017

    University of Wisconsin System today launches a new website that quickly connects users with the services and resources located at each UW System institution to address sexual violence and harassment. “This new website provides ready access to a range of support services, reports, and other resources both at our institutions and at the System level

  • “News from around the UW System”

    February 3, 2017

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents  UW-Madison’s Badgerloop team is heading “back to the future” in an international competition featuring futuristic high-speed transportation. The team’s 200-mph pod levitates its passengers through an above-ground vacuum tube. A team from MIT and another from the Netherlands were the only ones to score higher

  • UW System programs meeting the state’s workforce needs (day 1 news summary)

    February 2, 2017

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System’s array of academic programs is well aligned to meet the workforce needs of the state, now and into the future, according to a report presented Thursday to the Board of Regents. “Our institutions produce well-rounded individuals who contribute to our society and economy – they are informed, engaged

  • UW System Academic Programs Tied to Meeting Wisconsin’s Workforce Needs

    February 2, 2017

    Today, at the Board of Regents meeting, the UW System presented new programs it has added during the past year, highlighting those in the STEM, healthcare and entrepreneurship fields.  UW System graduates are an ongoing source of support for Wisconsin’s economy, and these additions in the academic program array are closely tied to Wisconsin’s workforce

  • Winners of Regents’ Diversity Awards announced

    January 27, 2017

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor the ninth annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 3 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Each winner will receive $5,000 to support professional