1. UW System President Jay Rothman statement on Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman issued this statement today: “We know that abortion remains a highly contentious issue that directly affects our students. We are reviewing the […]

  2. UW System President Jay Rothman statement on the 50th anniversary of Title IX

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman issued this statement today: “Fifty years ago today, the strongest federal protection prohibiting sexual discrimination in schools, universities, and educational programs receiving […]

  3. UW System President Jay Rothman statement on the 50th anniversary of the Pell Grant

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman issued this statement today: “Over the last 50 years, hundreds of thousands of low-income students have received a University of Wisconsin education […]

  4. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    Educators in Milwaukee, River Falls, and Eau Claire recognized for work to support student success MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today honored this year’s recipients […]

  5. UW System Regents elect Karen Walsh as President, Amy Blumenfeld Bogost as Vice President

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday elected Regent Karen Walsh to a one-year term as president. Walsh, a graduate of UW-Madison and previously […]

  6. Regents Welcome UW System’s 9th President, Jay Rothman (day 1 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents officially welcomed Jay O. Rothman today as the 9th President of the UW System. “I am truly humbled by this […]

  7. UW System Regents vote to maintain tuition freeze for 2022-23

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved a 2022-23 annual operating budget that continues a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates as recommended by System President Jay […]

  8. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards for 2022

    Educators in Eau Claire, Milwaukee, and River Falls recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its next meeting in Milwaukee on June 10. These […]

  9. UW Extended Campus expands reach of coding and data analytics boot camps across the UW System

    MADISON, Wis.—People with coding and data analytics skills are in high demand in Wisconsin. For instance, the occupational outlook for web developers alone in the state is projected to grow […]

  10. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

    MADISON, Wis.— Edmund Manydeeds III, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Michael J. Falbo, interim President of the UW System, today appointed a 12-member Search […]

  11. Dr. Jennifer L. Mnookin named new chancellor of UW-Madison

    Appointment takes effect Aug. 4, 2022

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Jennifer L. Mnookin, Dean of the School of Law and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been named the […]

  12. UW System’s 2022-2023 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars announced

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today the selection of the 2022–2023 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars. This year’s program participants come from all the System’s 13 universities except […]

  13. UW System to expand supports for student mental, behavioral health

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is moving forward on initiatives to provide telehealth counseling, support, and intervention as an additional option to students seeking mental health services. Gov. Tony […]

  14. UW-Madison chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System interim President Michael J. Falbo announced today five finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-Madison, the System’s flagship university with 47,000 students and 24,000 […]

  15. Johannes Britz to serve as interim academic and student services leader for UW System

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo has named Johannes Britz as interim Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the UW System. Britz will […]

  16. Statement from UW System Interim President Michael J. Falbo on Wisconsin Policy Forum report showing need for state investment in student financial aid

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo issued this statement today: “State support for its public universities here in Wisconsin has fallen from around 30 percent in […]

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

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today presented its 30th annual Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding career achievements in teaching and are […]

  18. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves liberal arts transfer degrees

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved liberal arts transfer associate degrees at eight Wisconsin technical colleges that will guarantee that students can transfer credits to […]

  19. Students speak up to support sustainability in the UW System (day 1 news summary)

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Five students representing five universities around the University of Wisconsin System came before the Board of Regents Thursday with passionate pleas for greater and more coordinated […]

  20. Provost Tammy Evetovich named interim chancellor of UW-Platteville

    Chancellor Dennis Shields to depart June 1

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo today named Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Tammy Evetovich as interim Chancellor of UW-Platteville. Evetovich will begin that […]

  21. UW System to launch student free speech survey this week

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo announced today the UW System will launch the Student Perceptions of Campus Free Speech Survey on Thursday, April 7. The […]

  22. 2022 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 2022 Regent Scholar Awards. They will be honored at the next Board of Regents meeting on April 7. […]

  23. UW-Whitewater Provost John Chenoweth named interim chancellor

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo today announced that John Chenoweth will take over as interim chancellor of UW-Whitewater effective Tuesday, April 5. Chenoweth, the university’s […]

  24. Regents announce outstanding UW System teachers for 2022

    Educators in Menomonie, Superior, and Kenosha recognized with Regents’ top teaching award

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today announced the recipients of its 30th annual Teaching Excellence Awards. They will be honored April 8 at the next Regents […]

  25. UW System deserves your support, faces challenges head on

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    When I left my parents’ farm in Elroy to attend UW-Madison, we were so poor that I carried my belongings in a paper bag instead of a suitcase. I went […]

  26. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on the passing of James R. Klauser

    MADISON, Wis.—UW System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today: “It is with sadness and regret that I announce the passing of James R. Klauser. Jim’s contributions to the people […]

  27. UW System bolsters youth protection on campuses

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced a policy requiring all System universities to enhance their safety standards and protocols for protection of minors participating in university-sponsored […]

  28. Statements from UW Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III and UW System President Tommy Thompson on the passing of Margaret Farrow

    MADISON, Wis.— UW System Board of Regents President Edmund Manydeeds III and UW System President Tommy Thompson issued these statements today regarding the passing of Margaret Farrow: UW System Regent […]

  29. UW System’s Research in the Rotunda returns to Capitol March 9

    Dozens of undergraduate students from Wisconsin’s public universities will display and discuss their research findings at the Wisconsin Capitol; lawmakers and the public are invited to attend

    MADISON, Wis. – Outstanding undergraduate student researchers and their faculty advisers from across the University of Wisconsin System will showcase their work next week as Research in the Rotunda returns […]

  30. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson in support of Ukraine

    MADISON, Wis.—UW System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today: “My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine as they fight against Vladimir Putin’s invasion of their homeland. The […]

  31. UW System moves to remove mask requirements

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson is working with university chancellors to begin removing current mandatory mask requirements on campus with the intent to withdraw them as soon […]

  32. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson and UW Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III on State of the State address

    MADISON, Wis.—UW System President Tommy Thompson and UW Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III issued this statement tonight: “We appreciate Gov. Evers’ commitment to public higher education and his recognition of […]

  33. In farewell address, President Tommy Thompson recounts shared accomplishments (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – In his final appearance before the Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson told Regents Friday that he will continue to champion the UW […]

  34. UW System President Tommy Thompson’s farewell remarks to Board of Regents

    University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued these prepared remarks today at the Board of Regents meeting. View President Thompson’s farewell remarks.

  35. UW-Madison Chancellor Blank presents her final report to the Board (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank urged the audience at today’s Board of Regents meeting not to take the success of the state’s flagship university for granted. […]

  36. UW System Board of Regents announces 2022 Diversity Awards

    Educators in Eau Claire, La Crosse, and Platteville recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the recipients of the 14th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 11 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. […]

  37. UW System Board of Regents selects Jay O. Rothman as next System President

    MADISON, Wis.—Jay O. Rothman will take office as the next University of Wisconsin System President after a unanimous Board of Regents vote today to offer him the position. Rothman, 62, […]

  38. Special Regent Committee announces two finalists for UW System President

    Candidate interviews next week

    MADISON, Wis.—The Special Regent Committee for the University of Wisconsin System Presidential Search has identified two finalists who have agreed to be interviewed for the position next week. The finalists […]

  39. Statement by UW System Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Edmund Manydeeds III issued this statement today: “Tommy Thompson was the right man at the right time. His leadership has helped […]