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New UW-Madison leader deflects questions about GOP critics

New University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin on Tuesday deflected questions during her first news conference about GOP critics who have painted her as an unabashed liberal and threatened to restrict funding if regents stand by the decision to hire her.

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Free speech fumbles at UW

What to make of the current University of Wisconsin System brouhaha over a free speech survey? It sure doesn’t feel like all the facts are known yet. A handful of details are clear. The system planned to send students a survey asking their thoughts on how free speech rights are handled on campus. Jim Henderson, the ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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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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Officials: Nearly all UW System classes delivered in person

Nearly all of the classes being taught currently on University of Wisconsin campuses are in person, bouncing back from last year when nearly all went remote as COVID-19 spread across the state, interim UW System President Tommy Thompson said on Tuesday.

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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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In reversal, Evers gives UW go-ahead for sex assault rules

Gov. Tony Evers has reversed course and given the University of Wisconsin System approval to begin complying with new federal rules that bolster the rights of sexual misconduct defendants and narrow the range of sexual misconduct that colleges must investigate.

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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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