1. UW System is a solution to workforce needs

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    Employers across Wisconsin have one thing on their mind as we emerge from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Employees. They can’t get enough. Yet, from Superior to Kenosha, Platteville […]

  2. UW System pandemic response critical for Wisconsin

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “Having launched a vaccination site at a few campuses, the System did save the state, and I want to say that publicly. The System saved the state, in its responsibility […]

  3. Wisconsin needs investments in our universities

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    You’ve probably heard about what happened at Van Hise Hall at UW-Madison this month: two concrete slabs broke off the façade and crashed to the ground in front of the […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. Why we need to improve prison education

    Op-Ed By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    I first started thinking about prisons during my early years in the Assembly, more than 50 years ago. I believed then, and I believe now, that we need to give […]

  6. UW System is cultivating a culture of responsibility in responding to COVID-19

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System, and Andrew S. Petersen, President, UW System Board of Regents

    After UW-Eau Claire students were gathering in crowds early in the semester some of the university’s seniors delivered this message to the freshmen: We want to remain on campus and […]