Rebecca Blank, who led University of Wisconsin, dies at 67February 19, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rebecca Blank, an economist who served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has died, less than a year after announcing that she had an aggressive form of cancer.
Northwestern’s president-elect steps down to battle cancerJuly 11, 2022 GMT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Rebecca Blank, who was named last fall the first female president of Northwestern University, announced Monday she is stepping down after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.
Regents pick UCLA law school dean to lead UW-MadisonMay 16, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The dean of UCLA's law school has been chosen as the next head of the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus in Madison, the university system's regents announced Monday.
Jennifer Mnookin was picked to succeed outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank, the regents said.
Blank laments not building diversity, won’t miss bureaucracyMay 11, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outgoing University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says she regrets that campus diversity hasn’t increased.
Blank is set to leave her post on May 27 to become president of Northwestern University.
UW-Madison provost, 4 others names as chancellor finalistsApril 27, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The provost at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and four others from out of state were named Wednesday as finalists to lead the UW-Madison flagship campus.
UW-Madison Provost John Scholz was the only finalist from Wisconsin named by a special hiring committee.
UW regents approve raises for president, chancellorsFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved raises for the system president and campus chancellors.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the regents approved the new pay plan Thursday.
Blank: Political divide is greatest threat to UW-MadisonFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison's outgoing chancellor is warning regents that the state's bitter political polarization is the greatest threat to the school's existence.
Rebecca Blank made the remarks during a farewell address to regents on Thursday.
Committee hopes to pick new UW-Madison chancellor by MayDecember 22, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leader of a committee searching for a new chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison says she wants to pick someone by May.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported the committee’s chairperson, Karen Walsh, laid out the group’s timeline on Tuesday.
Northwestern names UW-Madison chancellor as next presidentOctober 11, 2021 GMT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chancellor Rebecca Blank is leaving the University of Wisconsin-Madison to become the first female president of Northwestern University, the suburban Chicago school announced Monday.
Wisconsin to name Camp Randall Stadium’s field after AlvarezOctober 2, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is naming the playing field at Camp Randall Stadium after former Badgers football coach and athletic director Barry Alvarez.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced the decision at a Friday night ceremony honoring Alvarez, who retired as Wisconsin’s athletic director this summer.
Madison chancellor: Foxconn likely won’t honor $100M pledgeAugust 10, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank isn't expecting the Foxconn Technology Group to honor a $100 million pledge it made to the school nearly three years ago.
UW System to offer vaccinated students $7K scholarshipsJuly 25, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System plans to offer nearly $500,000 in scholarships this fall to students who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
System President Tommy Thompson said all vaccinated students at regional four- and two-year campuses that get at least 70% of their students vaccinated by Oct.
Wisconsin promotes Chris McIntosh to replace Alvarez as ADJune 2, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Chris McIntosh played for Barry Alvarez on two of Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl championship teams and spent the last few years working as his right-hand man.
Now he is about to succeed his former coach and boss as the Badgers’ athletic director.
Wisconsin Board of Regents to discuss athletic director hireJune 1, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin appears close to hiring a successor to longtime athletic director Barry Alvarez.
The Wisconsin Board of Regents plans to hold a closed session Wednesday to consider an employment agreement and compensation for a new athletic director, the University of Wisconsin System said in a news release Tuesday.
Supply of COVID-19 vaccine nearing demand in WisconsinApril 22, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin is nearing the point of exceeding demand for the first time, with more than 50% of the eligible population having received at least one dose and nearly 30% of the total population fully vaccinated...
Family wants $500K donation UW tennis returnedApril 17, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A family that donated $500,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Madison tennis program five years ago wants the money back...
UW-Madison chancellor apologizes over public recordsMarch 9, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank apologized after it was reported that she suggested to other Big Ten leaders that their emails related to the COVID-19 pandemic be moved to a private portal...
Senator: Allowing college athletes NIL pay is ‘huge mistake’September 15, 2020 GMT
The fourth congressional hearing this year on how to allow college athletes to earn money from their names, images and likenesses came Tuesday with a stern warning from one senator...
The Latest: Wisconsin football, hockey taking 2-week breakSeptember 10, 2020 GMT
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the school’s football and men’s hockey teams are taking a two-week break from team activities as part of the school’s COVID-19 testing protocols...
UW-Madison Chancellor: ‘We’re in a real financial crisis’August 13, 2020 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank delivered a sobering message Wednesday about the state's flagship campus as the fall semester looms, saying "we're in a real financial crisis” due to the coronavirus pandemic...