Wisconsin university system to end Richland degree programsNovember 22, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman ordered UW-Platteville's chancellor Tuesday to stop offering degree programs at the school's Richland campus in the face of declining enrollment.
Hitler Halloween costume leads to Wisconsin man’s firingNovember 2, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Madison Children's Museum has fired a Wisconsin man with cognitive disabilities after he wore an Adolf Hitler costume over the Halloween weekend.
The museum said the man believed he was making a mockery of the Nazi Party's leader when he wore the costume on a busy street near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on Saturday.
Man pleads guilty to killing UW-Madison student in 2008October 27, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man charged with killing a University of Wisconsin-Madison student in 2008 pleaded guilty to first-degree intentional homicide on Thursday and his attorney revealed previously unknown details about the murder in a neighborhood close to campus.
New UW student enrollment numbers highest since 2018September 22, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System is seeing the highest number of new student enrollments since before the COVID-19 pandemic seized the state.
System officials released preliminary estimates Thursday that show 26,442 first-year students, including freshmen and first-year transfers, were enrolled as of the first day of classes this fall.
Vice President Harris to visit MilwaukeeSeptember 19, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Milwaukee on Thursday, a visit less than two months before the election and her third to the city since taking office.
The White House said on Monday that Harris plans to deliver remarks at the Democratic Attorneys General Association conference.
Man who killed Wisconsin doctor, her husband gets lifeSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The man convicted in the fatal shooting of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband in the school's arboretum was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday without the possibility of parole.
UW Health nurses plan to issue strike notice FridaySeptember 1, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of nurses who work for UW Health plan to notify administrators of their intention to strike if they don't recognize their union in a protracted battle to regain bargaining rights.
UW System launches free tuition program at regional campusesAugust 15, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System is launching a new tuition waiver at its 12 regional campuses.
The program, dubbed the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, is modeled after the Bucky’s Tuition Promise program at UW-Madison.
‘I didn’t really learn anything’: COVID grads face collegeAugust 9, 2022 GMT
Angel Hope looked at the math test and felt lost. He had just graduated near the top of his high school class, winning scholarships from prestigious colleges. But on this test — a University of Wisconsin exam that measures what new students learned in high school — all he could do was guess.
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.
UW regents extend undergraduate tuition freezeJune 10, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved freezing tuition for in-state undergraduate students again this year.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the regents approved the freeze as part of the system’s 2022-23 budget Thursday.
New UW president wants to continue tuition freezeJune 2, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System's new president said Thursday that he wants to continue a freeze on tuition for in-state graduates through at least the next academic year.
Jay Rothman took over as president on Wednesday and held a short question-and-answer session with reporters Thursday.
Failed search for UMD chancellor cost $166,000May 27, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The $166,000 search for a new University of Minnesota-Duluth chancellor has come up empty.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced on Monday that none of the three finalists who were invited for interviews got the job.
Man convicted of killing couple, leaving bodies at arboretumMay 24, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man has been found guilty of fatally shooting a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband, who were the parents of his girlfriend, and leaving their bodies at the school's arboretum.
Ex-Wisconsin governor questions hire for UW-Madison leaderMay 18, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former four-term Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is questioning the hiring of a law school dean from California to run the flagship University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, saying he hoped she does not bring a “California philosophy” with her.
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.
Hundreds demonstrate potential overturn of Roe at CapitolMay 4, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the state Capitol in Madison Tuesday night to protest the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v.
Willem Dafoe to receive honorary UW-Milwaukee doctorateApril 29, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Actor Willem Dafoe is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee next month.
University officials announced Friday that Dafoe will receive the doctorate of arts on May 22.
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.
Evers vetoes Republican bills on schools, COVID-19April 15, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed 28 Republican bills on Friday, including measures to dissolve the Milwaukee school district, make private voucher schools available to everyone regardless of income and prevent certain COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
UW delays free speech survey after interim chancellor quitApril 7, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Stout professor has decided to delay sending a survey to UW System undergraduates asking about their thoughts on free speech after an interim chancellor resigned over the project.
Former Whitewater chancellor quit over free speech surveyApril 6, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's former interim chancellor said he resigned over the UW System leader's decision to query students about free speech rights.
Jim Henderson abruptly resigned Monday, offering little explanation beyond that he felt he could no longer help recruit the best person to fill the position permanently.
UW System to send free speech survey to studentsApril 5, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials are preparing to send a survey to students seeking their thoughts on free speech rights.
System officials plan to email the survey to undergraduates at all 13 public universities on Thursday.
New interim chancellor named at UW-WhitewaterApril 4, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has a new interim chancellor.
UW-Whitewater Provost John Chenoweth will take over the position from Jim Henderson, who resigned unexpectedly on Monday.
Unemployment rates increase demand for college studentsApril 3, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin college students and recent graduates are in high demand as state and national unemployment rates continue to drop, according to higher education career placement workers.
Thompson and Trump meet to ‘talk politics,’ ex-aide saysApril 1, 2022 GMT
Tommy Thompson, just weeks removed from leading the University of Wisconsin System, met with former President Donald Trump on Thursday for a talk about “Wisconsin politics,” a former aide said.
Body of university student recovered from river in La CrosseMarch 18, 2022 GMT
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The body of a university student who had been missing for nearly a month has been recovered from the Mississippi River in La Crosse.
Officials had been searching for 25-year-old Hamud Faal since Feb.
Not guilty plea entered in alleged drug deal slayingMarch 7, 2022 GMT
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A defendant accused of fatally shooting a man because he didn't want to pay him for a drug deal pleaded not guilty in Brown County Circuit Court Monday.
Pedro Santiago-Marquez is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and being party to mutilating a corpse in connection with the Sept.
Wisconsin GOP votes to limit race theory at UW schoolsFebruary 23, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators set their sights on the University of Wisconsin System on Tuesday, passing bills that are likely headed for vetoes but that will give the GOP talking points on the campaign trail heading into the November election.
Southern University System selects new leaderFebruary 19, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Southern University Board of Supervisors has selected a new leader.
The board voted Friday to name University of Wisconsin-Platteville President Dennis Shields as the new president of the Southern University System and its second president-chancellor.
UW System to end mask mandate by spring breakFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials said Wednesday they plan to end their campus mask mandates by spring break.
UW System President Tommy Thompson announced that widespread vaccinations and waning case numbers on system campuses and across the state justify the move.
Evers calls on Legislature to approve $150 taxpayer refundFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers used his election year State of the State address on Tuesday to call on the Republican-controlled Legislature to approve his plan to send $150 to every taxpayer in Wisconsin, saying inaction by lawmakers now while people are suffering is “baloney.”
Senate passes bills to prevent foreign influence at UWFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate passed three Republican-backed bills Tuesday aimed at preventing Chinese spies from infiltrating University of Wisconsin campuses, moves that opponents called racist and targeting a nonexistent problem.
Former professor to plead to defrauding Chinese studentsFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor has agreed to plead guilty to federal crimes connected to defrauding Chinese graduate students and visiting scholars.
The Journal Sentinel reported that prosecutors charged Yue Liu on Friday with wire fraud and making an unlawful financial transaction.
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.
Evers signs labor contracts for state troopers, workersFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Friday signed bills passed by the Legislature enacting new contracts for state troopers, carpenters, bricklayers, electricians and plumbers.
The deals for workers other than the state troopers cover the previous and current fiscal years.
Thompson hails fight against virus in farewell as UW leaderFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, the 80-year-old former governor who has spent more than 50 years in public service, said in a sometimes emotional farewell address Friday that the University of Wisconsin System has emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than before he took over as interim president.
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.
Plan proceeds to offer college classes to Wisconsin inmatesFebruary 1, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An effort to expand higher education offerings for state prison inmates is taking shape under interim University of Wisconsin President Tommy Thompson, who oversaw the largest expansion of prisons in the state's history during his 14 years as governor.
Lawmakers approve contracts for troopers, building tradesJanuary 26, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers sign off Tuesday on new contracts for state troopers, carpenters, bricklayers, electricians and plumbers.
The deals for workers other than the state troopers cover the previous and current fiscal years.
Business attorney to be University of Wisconsin’s presidentJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders on Friday chose Jay Rothman, a Milwaukee business attorney with no experience administrating higher education, as the next president running the 26-campus system.
UW regents to consider final recommendation for presidentJanuary 20, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders are close to announcing their pick for system president.
The Board of Regents is slated to meet Friday afternoon to make their choice between UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt and business attorney Jay Rothman.
Vice President Harris plans Milwaukee visit next weekJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit Milwaukee on Monday, which would be her second trip to Wisconsin since taking office a year ago.
Attorney, chancellor named as UW System president finalistsJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of a prominent international law firm based in Milwaukee and the chancellor the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus were announced Friday as finalists to be president of the UW System.
Tommy Thompson won’t rule out run for governorJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, who was elected four times as Wisconsin governor and is wrapping up a sting as interim University of Wisconsin System president, said Tuesday that he's not ruling out another run for governor.
Tommy Thompson stepping down as UW president in MarchJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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 prepares to select finalists for the position.
Wausau man wins $1.1 million in fantasy footballDecember 30, 2021 GMT
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wausau man has won $1.1 million playing fantasy football.
The Wausau Daily Herald reported Wednesday that 45-year-old ginseng farmer Will Hsu won the money in a game hosted by website Draft Kings.
New possum species named after UW-Oshkosh professorDecember 28, 2021 GMT
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Mammal experts have named a new species of possum after the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh professor who discovered it.
Wisconsin AD McIntosh contracts COVID, will miss bowl gameDecember 24, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Director Chis McIntosh has contracted COVID-19 and will miss the Badgers’ bowl game in Las Vegas.
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.
UW regents boost top leaders’ salary ranges amid searchesDecember 21, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials have dramatically increased salary ranges for top leaders, giving them more leverage as they search for the next system president and UW-Madison chancellor.
Bill allows UW System to negotiate tuition reciprocityDecember 12, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan bill introduced in the state Assembly would give the University of Wisconsin System authority over tuition reciprocity with Minnesota.
The legislation would also let UW campuses keep additional revenue from students paying Minnesota tuition rates, revenue that is currently deposited into Wisconsin's state budget.
UW regents extend ACT, SAT exemptions for 2 more yearsDecember 10, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials voted Friday to let freshman applicants forego sending in their ACT and SAT test scores for another two years.
Historically incoming freshmen had to include their scores on their applications but the system suspended that requirement in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and has extended the exemption to all 2022-23 applicants.
UW Regents OK out-of-state, graduate tuition increasesDecember 10, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved tuition increases Friday for out-of-state undergraduates and graduate students at seven campuses.
The plan calls for increases at UW-Madison; UW-Eau Claire; UW-Oshkosh; UW-Platteville; UW-River Falls; UW-Stout; and UW-Whitewater.
Regent panel OKs out-of-state, graduate tuition increaseDecember 9, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders signed off Thursday on tuition increases for out-of-state undergraduates and graduate students at seven campuses.
The Board of Regents' finance committee approved the plan during a meeting at UW-Madison, setting up a final vote before the full board on Friday.
Regents panel extends test exemption for 2 more yearsDecember 9, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders moved a step closer Thursday to allowing student applicants to forego sending in ACT and SAT test scores for another two years.
Freshman applicants in the past had to supply their scores to the campus they hoped to attend.
UW regents to consider out-of-state, grad tuition increaseDecember 9, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders are poised to raise tuition for out-of-state undergraduates and graduate students at seven campuses.
The Board of Regents finance committee is set to consider a plan Thursday that calls for increases at UW-Madison; UW-Eau Claire; UW-Oshkosh; UW-Platteville; UW-River Falls; UW-Stout; and UW-Whitewater.
UW regents poised to extend SAT, ACT test exemptionsDecember 9, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders are considering whether to extend an exemption to ACT and SAT test requirements for two more years.
In years past all freshman applicants had to supply their scores to the campus they hoped to attend.
GOP leaders rip university class that touches on race theoryNovember 17, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two top state Republicans are criticizing mandatory University of Wisconsin-Madison sexual violence prevention training that includes references to privilege, identity and critical race theory.
USDA announces $20.2M for dairy business innovationNovember 12, 2021 GMT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $20.2 million in investments in dairy business innovation efforts, including in the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center in Vermont, that it says will help small dairy farms as they recover from the pandemic.
UW-Madison flies Ho-Chunk Nation flag atop Bascom HallNovember 6, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) —
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has raised the Ho-Chunk Nation flag over its main administration building, marking the first time that the university has flown another nation’s flag with the U.S.
UW System to follow vaccine order for federal contractorsOctober 27, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System said Wednesday that it will comply with an executive order issued by President Joe Biden that requires federal contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Former GOP lawmaker Jarchow running for attorney generalOctober 21, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican state Rep. Adam Jarchow is running for attorney general, setting up a primary with Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney.
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.
Man accused of shooting Madison police officerOctober 11, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Fitchburg man was arrested after he allegedly shot a Madison police officer on the city's popular pedestrian mall.
Woman accuses UW System of failing to stop harassmentOctober 8, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student has filed a federal lawsuit alleged UW System officials failed to prevent the school's chancellor's husband from sexually harassing her and other women.
UW says complaint over counselors based on outdated infoOctober 6, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative legal group has threatened legal action against the University of Wisconsin-Madison for allegedly hiring three mental health providers to serve only students of color.
Republican Owens drops out of Wisconsin AG raceOctober 4, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Ryan Owens said Monday he's dropping out of the race for attorney general, after criticism over deleting podcasts he hosted as a University of Wisconsin professor.
Owens' departure leaves Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney as the only Republican currently challenging Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul in next year's race.
UW official: Cooped up year helps spark big freshman numbersSeptember 29, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison's record freshman enrollment this fall is due in part to pent-up demand among high school graduates who spent much of last year taking classes online, a school official said Tuesday.
Enrollment at UW System schools drops 1%September 22, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Enrollment at University of Wisconsin System schools dropped 1% this fall compared with a year ago when it was down 2%, the university reported Wednesday based on preliminary figures.
Tommy Thompson on water skiing: ‘I know you think I’m nuts’September 21, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson said people may think he was “nuts" for water skiing at age 79, but the interim University of Wisconsin president said Tuesday he got on the skis earlier this month to “give it to the old college try” before summer ends.
Officials: Nearly all UW System classes delivered in personSeptember 21, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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.
Vaccination rates vary widely on UW-System campusesSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin officials say student vaccination rates for COVID-19 vary widely among the system's campuses.
At the Madison campus, 91% of students are fully vaccinated, the highest number among the system's universities.
Tommy Thompson has surgery after water-skiing accidentSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history and current interim president of the University of Wisconsin System, had surgery Thursday following a water-skiing accident.
Nearly 70% of state executive branch workers vaccinatedSeptember 13, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Almost 70% of state executive branch workers have received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Tony Evers' administration said Monday.
More than 30,000 people work in executive branch jobs across Wisconsin.
Police: 45 people ejected, 32 arrested during Badgers gameSeptember 12, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin police say 45 people were ejected and 32 people were arrested during the football game between the Badgers and Eastern Michigan on Saturday night.
Police say 30 of the 32 citations were issued to UW students.
Nass asks GOP leaders to sue UW System over COVID policiesSeptember 7, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Steve Nass officially asked the Legislature's Republican leaders Tuesday to sue the University of Wisconsin System after system officials refused to submit their COVID-19 protocols to his committee for approval.
Another Republican says don’t sue UW over COVID-19 policiesSeptember 3, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A second Republican lawmaker says he doesn’t support suing the University of Wisconsin System over its COVID-19 protocols, deepening an intra-party squabble over whether the Legislature should take control of the system's mitigation policies.