1. 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 as March 1 and no later than spring break. Thompson said widespread vaccination on university campuses and the rapidly decreasing prevalence of COVID-19 in campus […]

  2. 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 the vital role the University of Wisconsin System plays in improving lives and communities across our state. This funding will help us keep our universities […]

  3. 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 System, “the state’s greatest asset, other than its people.” “While I am stepping down from the UW System next month, I am not stepping down […]

  4. 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.

  5. 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. “If we aren’t working every day to maintain and grow this quality, it will start to erode.  Maintaining quality requires maintaining the support of the […]

  6. 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. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Each recipient is awarded $7,500 […]