1. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson

    MADISON, Wis.— University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today: “The University of Wisconsin System offers a world-class education across our 13 universities, and our students, faculty […]

  2. UW-River Falls chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at University of Wisconsin–River Falls, a university with approximately 6,000 students and more […]

  3. Regents honor recipients of awards for outstanding teaching in UW System (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents presented its annual Teaching Excellence Awards Thursday, honoring award recipients for both 2020 and 2021. The awards recognize outstanding teaching […]

  4. UW System seeks to focus coordination of online education efforts

    MADISON, Wis.—Facing intense competition in online education, the University of Wisconsin System is planning more focused coordination of new and existing resources to capture more of the online education market. […]

  5. President Thompson says fully vaccinated students will no longer need testing (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System will not mandate that students are vaccinated against COVID-19 to enroll next fall, but students – and all members of the university community […]

  6. News Around the UW System – April 2021

    Report to the Board of Regents

  7. 2021 Regent Scholar Awards: UW System recognizes three professors for distinction in research, innovation, entrepreneurship

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System today announced three recipients of the 2021 Regent Scholar Awards. They will be honored at the next Board of Regents meeting April 8 via […]

  8. Regents announce outstanding UW System teachers for 2021

    Educators in Green Bay, La Crosse recognized with Regents’ top teaching award

    MADISON, Wis.—The UW System Board of Regents today announced the recipients of its 29th annual Teaching Excellence Awards. They will be honored at the next Regents meeting, April 9 via […]

  9. State of the University of Wisconsin System

    Testimony by UW System President Tommy Thompson

    Senate Committee on Universities & Technical Colleges Green Bay Hearing March 31, 2021 Watch testimony Good morning. I would like to thank Sen. Roth and the members of the Senate […]

  10. UW System announces extended tuition credit for students working at COVID-19 vaccination sites

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced that the $500 tuition credit for eligible UW System nursing and pharmacy students working at COVID-19 vaccination sites is extended to May […]

  11. UW System targets new funds to help incoming freshmen prepare for university with summer bridge programs

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System will provide summer learning assistance to 1,400 additional incoming freshmen this year, more than doubling the number of admitted students receiving help through campus-based […]

  12. Shortage of workforce talent brings UW System, businesses together (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The biggest challenge facing Wisconsin’s businesses is a shortage of talent and the University of Wisconsin System can play a significant role in addressing the issue by […]

  13. UW System planning to maximize in-person instruction for Fall 2021 semester

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    In a traditional university setting, students learn and grow through their interactions with peers and faculty. This sort of engagement – in and out of the classroom – builds sharper […]

  14. UW System President Tommy Thompson statement on Gov. Evers’ budget proposal

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today on Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal: “Governor Evers’ budget for the UW System will allow us to tackle […]

  15. Regents recognize 13th annual Diversity Awards winners (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today honored the recipients of the 13th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster […]

  16. UW System leaders discuss solutions for advancing Wisconsin teachers and education leaders

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today discussed two potential solutions for meeting Wisconsin’s workforce demand for teachers and school leaders: paid stipends and expanding student loan […]

  17. UW System committed to helping the state through public health crisis (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson told the Board of Regents today that the UW System has played a key role in helping to reduce the […]

  18. UW System adopts universal medical withdrawal policy

    MADISON, Wis.—A new policy taking effect this fall will make it easier for University of Wisconsin System students to suspend their coursework without academic or financial penalty under certain medical […]

  19. UW System launches new precollege pipeline initiative

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is launching a new precollege pipeline initiative to help guide high school students in preparing for, applying to, and enrolling in one of its […]

  20. UW System Board of Regents announces 2021 Diversity Awards

    Educators in Eau Claire, Madison, and across the state recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the recipients of the 13th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 5 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. […]

  21. UW System announces tuition credit for students working at COVID-19 vaccination sites

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced that a $500 tuition credit for eligible UW System nursing and pharmacy students is extended to students working at COVID-19 […]

  22. Statement on the passing of Regent José Delgado

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen issued this statement today: “It is with great sadness that we learned our friend and colleague […]

  23. UW System COVID-19 surge testing sites extend operations into spring

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced an extension of community COVID-19 surge testing sites at UW System campuses. After conducting more than 220,000 free tests through […]

  24. UW System President Tommy Thompson cites ties between UW, agriculture

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today told farm owners, agriculture and dairy officials, and researchers that the System’s effort to add agriculture extension agents is another illustration […]

  25. UW System President Thompson, Wisconsin comedian Berens urge continued use of free testing sites

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson and Wisconsin comedian Charlie Berens of The Manitowoc Minute are urging state residents to obtain a free COVID-19 test at one of […]