Recent UW System News

  • UW System institutions continue to serve students, Board meets virtually (news summary)

    April 2, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents today in a virtual meeting that the University’s commitment to the Wisconsin Idea of serving every corner of the state continues, despite COVID-19. “We are now doing many things differently, but the University of Wisconsin System institutions remain open. I am enormously […]

  • Michael Alexander named new chancellor of UW-Green Bay

    Appointment takes effect May 1

    April 2, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Michael Alexander, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has been named the seventh Chancellor of the university, which has campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Alexander’s appointment, following a recommendation made by a […]

  • UW System to launch new EApp electronic application

    New EApp will reduce fees, offer easier navigation, and allow first-time applicants to apply to any UW System university

    April 1, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today the creation of a new electronic application system, EApp, to be launched this fall for prospective students applying to attend a UW System university. The new EApp will provide reduced application fees, offer easier navigation, and allow first-time undergraduate applicants to apply to more than […]

  • UW System recognizes three professors as 2020 Regent Scholars honored for distinction in research, innovation, entrepreneurship

    March 30, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announces the selection of three 2020 Regent Scholar recipients distinguished for their extraordinary efforts in support of undergraduate research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Prior to the COVID-19 restrictions now in place, faculty scholars from three UW System institutions were to be honored at the April meeting of the UW System […]

  • Wisconsin SBDC to assist businesses with disaster loan applications

    Free consulting also available to help owners cope with challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic

    March 23, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is helping small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories, including Wisconsin as of March 20, low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans […]

  • UW System to offer prorated room and board refunds

    March 19, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that all UW System institutions will refund the prorated charges for housing and dining for the remainder of the spring semester for students who have vacated their respective universities. Cross said the decision is a response to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

  • UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

    March 16, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen have finalized a 12-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. In accordance with Regent Policy Document 6-4, the Search and Screen Committee is composed of 10 voting members, including […]

  • UW System undergraduates showcase research in Capitol Rotunda in 17th annual event

    March 11, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—Students from across the University of Wisconsin System showcased their innovative undergraduate research today at the UW System’s 17th annual Research in the Rotunda event in the State Capitol. “These projects represent the UW System’s ongoing commitment to build the talent pipeline, instill knowledge, and develop ideas that are instrumental to Wisconsin’s future,” said […]

  • UW System to host national public summit on preventing sexual harassment in higher education

    March 9, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System will host the second annual national Public Summit of the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education at UW-Milwaukee on October 19-20, 2020. The public summit is an open forum for higher education leaders, faculty, staff, and students to identify, discuss, and elevate innovative and effective approaches […]

  • Statements on the retirement of UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson

    March 2, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson announced on Monday that he will retire as of January 2021. University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross: “Over the past decade and in a time of considerable challenges, Bernie has shown an unwavering commitment to UW-Stevens Point’s core mission of helping students succeed. It is highlighted […]