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  • 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 […]

  • UW System President Ray Cross issues statement on Wisconsin Idea

    February 4, 2015

    The University of Wisconsin System releases the following statement from UW System President Ray Cross: “The Wisconsin Idea is embedded in our DNA. It is so much more than words on a page. It is the reason the UW System exists. It defines us and forever will distinguish us as a great, public university. Wisconsin […]

  • Statement from UW System President Cross on Governor Walker’s budget address

    February 3, 2015

    In response to Governor Walker’s announcement today regarding his proposed 2015-17 budget, the University of Wisconsin System is sharing the following statement from UW System President Ray Cross: “As part of his budget proposal, the Governor has embraced the idea of designating the UW System as a public authority. Increased autonomy and flexibility will allow […]

  • Winners of Regents’ Diversity Awards announced

    January 30, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the seventh annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on Feb. 6 in Madison. The awards program was established by the Board to recognize and support individuals and programs in the UW System that foster access and success in university life for […]

  • Statements from University of Wisconsin System leadership regarding Governor Walker’s proposed UW System budget for the 2015-17 biennium

    January 27, 2015

    In response to Governor Walker’s announcement this morning regarding the proposed University of Wisconsin System budget for the 2015-17 biennium, the UW System is sharing the following statements from leadership: Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System The state of Wisconsin clearly is facing some very difficult budget challenges, and the University of Wisconsin System, […]