1. UW VETS Certification program launches

    UW System now accepting campus applications

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System announced that starting today it will begin accepting applications from campuses for UW VETS Certification, officially recognizing their exceptional commitment to helping student veterans succeed. The University of Wisconsin VETS (Veterans Education and Transition to Success) Certification highlights campuses that go above and beyond in a wide

  2. Alliant Energy Foundation and UW System recognize outstanding teachers and students

    MADISON – The Alliant Energy Foundation and the University of Wisconsin System recognized the outstanding achievements of four UW System students and three UW System teachers at an Oct. 30 awards presentation in Madison. “Congratulations to this year’s award recipients,” said UW System President Ray Cross. “We are proud to partner with Alliant Energy to

  3. Joint Statement: UW System President Ray Cross and UW System Chancellors on campus concealed carry bill

    “We take the safety of our campus communities very seriously and know that our legislative partners do as well. We have significant concerns and questions with this proposal and cannot currently support it. We are, however, actively engaged in a dialogue with the legislative authors, Regents, and campus police professionals to ensure our concerns are

  4. Regents approve lifting cap on out-of-state students at UW-Madison (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today voted to waive the existing limit on the number of out-of-state students at UW-Madison. For four years starting next fall, the UW System’s flagship campus will be able to accept more out-of-state undergraduates – but must also assure that the incoming freshman class enrolls

  5. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents   Four UW-Platteville students got to travel “down under,” after they earned the right to compete on the U.S. team in the Australian Collegiate Crops Contest in September. This three-day contest was held on the east coast of Australia. The UW-Platteville students, all from Wisconsin,

  6. UW System’s Program Revenue fund balance continues to drop (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents today that the UW System’s program revenue fund balance at the end of fiscal year 2015 was $923.9 million – a 15.7 percent decrease from two years ago. That balance is further projected to drop to $690 million by the end

  7. Statement: Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System, on expiration of Federal Perkins Loan Program

    “The expiration of the Federal Perkins Loan Program today is a loss for students in the University of Wisconsin System and across the United States. The Perkins program had a long and successful track record in making higher education both more accessible and affordable for so many students with financial need. In 2013-14, nearly 16,000

  8. UW System hosts listening sessions at UW-Green Bay on Sept. 15

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System continues its series of strategic planning listening sessions, scheduled throughout the state, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Tuesday, Sept. 15. UW System President Ray Cross will be on hand to welcome participants to two UW-Green Bay listening sessions Sept. 15: Education Session 1:30 p.m., Phoenix Room

  9. Regents share perspectives on fetal tissue research bill (day 2 news summary)

    WHITEWATER – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents weighed in on a bill currently moving through the state legislature that could potentially impose restrictions on research involving use of fetal tissue. While Board leadership opted not to pass any resolutions at this time, noting that the current AB 305 could still see significant

  10. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Parkside reports that Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin will serve as Executive in Residence later this month. Mr. Feigin was closely involved in the debate and negotiations that resulted in funding to build a new multi-purpose sports arena in downtown Milwaukee. Mr. Feigin will take