1. UW System President Cross, UW-Madison Chancellor Blank on Congressional extension of Federal Perkins Loan Program

    UW System President Ray Cross “Today’s Congressional action represents a major victory for students and families who have come to rely on Perkins loans as part of the array of financial aid support that make the pursuit and attainment of a UW System degree a reality. Approximately 16,000 UW System students benefit annually from $29 million […]

  2. Regents reaffirm commitment to historic principles of academic freedom, freedom of expression (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday to reaffirm its commitment and support for the principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression. In an opening statement, UW System President Ray Cross reminded Regents that the University of Wisconsin’s longstanding and vigorous support of the principle that “learning communities […]

  3. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Madison student Colin Higgins is one of only 32 students nationwide to win a Rhodes Scholarship, funding two to three years of study at England’s Oxford University. The prestigious honor is the oldest international study program in the world. Higgins, of Middleton, Wis., completed his […]

  4. UW System President Ray Cross calls for more, earlier connections between UW students and Wisconsin businesses (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System needs to proactively do more to connect its graduates with career options and opportunities with Wisconsin businesses, UW System President Ray Cross told a committee at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting. All UW campuses are becoming more highly focused on helping students make important connections with partners outside […]

  5. Finalists named in search for UW System academic and student affairs leader

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the names of the finalists for the position of Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the UW System. The finalists, who were identified through a national search process, will be interviewed in Madison December 17. The search-and-screen committee is chaired by […]

  6. Statewide survey leads Phase Two of UW System strategic planning process

    MADISON, Wis. – With a listening session tour of the state complete, Phase Two of the University of Wisconsin System’s strategic planning process is about to launch, and, once again, it is driven by public input. Today, the UW System is launching an open, online survey gauging public opinion on the common ideas identified through […]

  7. College Readiness Webinars help prepare students for success

    Webinars are collaborative effort of UW System and State PK-12

    MADISON, Wis. – Aiming to enhance students’ college readiness and reduce the need for developmental or remedial education, more than 90 high school teachers, counselors, principals, and others from around the state have registered for each of the new College Readiness Webinars. The online webinars, jointly presented by the University of Wisconsin System and the […]