1. Investing in UW System will renew the Wisconsin Idea

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    If our great state is going to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic poised for growth, we will need to renew the Wisconsin Idea for the 21st century with a real […]

  2. UW System, Tavern League, Restaurant Association seek help from bars, restaurants as students return

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today joined leaders of the Tavern League of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association in asking bar and restaurant owners to enforce […]

  3. UW System biennial budget request meets state needs, renews commitment to Wisconsin Idea (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—The Board of Regents unanimously approved today the University of Wisconsin System’s operating and capital budget requests for the 2021-2023 biennium. UW System President Tommy Thompson told the Board […]

  4. A Safe Return to Campus – August 2020

    News Around the UW System Report to the Board of Regents Eau Claire Flight Plan Blugolds asked to stay safe, sign pledge to make Flight Plan fly The “Three Ws” […]

  5. President Thompson seeks investment to renew the Wisconsin Idea through 10 key initiatives

    UW System seeks 3.5 percent increase in 2021-23 budget

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced he would seek a 3.5 percent operating budget increase for the 2021-23 biennial budget, an investment that would renew the […]

  6. President Thompson announces UW System priorities

    Administrative savings will help fund new scholarships for underrepresented and underserved students

    MADISON, Wis.— University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced a series of decisions that reflect the immediate priorities of cost reduction and, as suggested by the Board of […]

  7. UW System testing program includes more than 350,000 tests

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System will employ a robust COVID-19 testing regimen during the fall 2020 semester, thanks to an allocation of approximately $32 million from the office of […]

  8. UW System statements on complying with new federal Title IX regulations

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved a series of emergency rules and a Regent policy to comply with new federal Title IX regulations and ensure […]

  9. UW System introduces online behavioral health tool

    New tool, SilverCloud, now available for well-being of UW community

    The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 170,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. Nearly 90 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System universities also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.