1. Wisconsin students deserve an increase in the Wisconsin Grant

    Low- and moderate-income students are at risk of falling behind

    By Debbie Ford, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin–Parkside The University of Wisconsin System has taken a big step toward helping more low- and moderate-income students attain a bachelor’s degree. The new […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. UW scientists, innovators poised to accelerate U.S. competitiveness

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    In recent years, Wisconsin’s two public research universities, UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee, have aggressively and strategically built a faculty roster with a wealth of expertise in some of the world’s most cutting-edge and […]

  4. Running the UW System is our responsibility

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    The University of Wisconsin System owns a critical responsibility to open our classrooms this September to deliver the in-person education students deserve and parents expect. And we are planning to […]

  5. Why I got vaccinated – and why you should, too

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    When I had an opportunity to become vaccinated against COVID-19 last spring, I didn’t hesitate. The vaccine clearly was the best way for me to protect myself and the people […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]