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Tommy Thompson stepping down as UW president in March

Interim University of Wisconsin President Tommy Thompson on Friday submitted his letter of resignation effective in March, a move that comes as the committee working to name a permanent leader prepared to name finalists for the position.

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Report: UW System schools are falling behind their peers

Freezing tuition at the University of Wisconsin without adding more state money to offset the loss has contributed to the system falling behind similar institutions and harming its ability to compete, according to a report by the Wisconsin Policy Forum released on Tuesday.

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UW Regents approve budget with tuition-forgiveness program

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously approved a state budget request that would increase spending by 3.5% in each of the next two years, create a new program to cover the tuition of lower-income families and borrow up to $1 billion to mitigate losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thompson dedicated to UW campuses reopening in fall

University of Wisconsin System interim president Tommy Thompson said Thursday that he has requested $110 million from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to pay for COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and personal protective equipment so campuses can safely reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Regents select Tommy Thompson as interim UW president

University of Wisconsin System regents announced Friday that they had selected former Gov. Tommy Thompson as the system’s interim president, providing another twist in what has become a messy search to replace outgoing President Ray Cross.

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