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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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Raises of 2% and 2.5% requested for all UW System employees

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials are proposing that all of its 39,000 employees receive pay raises of 2% and 2.5% over the next two fiscal years, despite a projected $373 million deficit in the state’s general fund. The UW-System wants the state to fund all of the nearly $95 million in pay raises, instead of the ...

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Judge rules against telecom company

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County judge has ruled against a telecommunications company that wanted to slow down a broadband project in rural communities. The University of Wisconsin System and others were awarded more than $37 million in grants for the project. Its goal is to deliver telecommunications capabilities to schools, hospitals and emergency services. But Wisconsin Independent Telecommunications ...

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Walker’s budget includes cuts to UW-Law School

The University of Wisconsin Law School will have to do more with less under Gov. Scott Walker’s state budget proposal. His 2011-13 budget includes a $250 million cut in state aid to the University of Wisconsin System that includes the state’s only public law school. “We anticipate significant cuts to our budget,” UW-Law School Dean Ken Davis said. How much ...

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Lawmakers boycott state Building Commission meeting (VIDEO)

By James Briggs It was a curious time to be late for a meeting. Alan Fish, vice chancellor of facilities for University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Wednesday walked into the state Building Commission meeting at the Capitol after the meeting was well under way. Fish and the University of Wisconsin System had a crucial last-minute agreement for more than $100 million ...

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