UW–Madison leadership center to honor Governor Tommy Thompson

A new policy research “Center on Leadership” on campus would be named after Wisconsin alumnus, UW advocate, and longest-serving governor, Tommy Thompson. Supporters say the center will encourage bipartisan dialogue and fund speakers across the UW System.

“We’re just not ready:” Wisconsin lawmakers push budget vote back

The Joint Finance Committee pushed back its vote to approve the state budget, citing inability to come to a consensus on UW System tuition. Some lawmakers wish to continue the four-year freeze, while other want to see a decrease in tuition.

Badgers On Capitol Hill

UW Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., brought together Badger alumni from around the nation for breakfast with members of Congress.

Tommy Thompson discusses the importance of the UW System on WISN

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson says the University of Wisconsin System is an investment for the state that brings big returns.

Tommy Thompson: Government–university collaboration at the root of The Wisconsin Idea The Cap Times

Speaker Vos Temporarily Pumps Brakes on Campus Carry Bill

Urging Republican colleagues to find more support for the campus carry bill statewide, Voss hesitates to impose bill on schools without larger backing.

Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition at New York State Colleges for Eligible Students

Capitalizing on momentum surrounding the problem of student loan debt, Governor Cuomo offers groundbreaking proposal to cover 4-year tuition for families and students in need.

Researchers hope successful federal legislation can boost opportunities at UW-Madison

Senator Tammy Baldwin has proposed an initiative which would allow the NIH to promote research opportunities to scientists at the start of their careers. This, along with the Cures Act, may help to offset the growing struggle to fund university research.

UW regents to vote on sexual assault training

The Board of Regents plans to approve online sexual violence and harassment training for every student and employee of the University of Wisconsin System as recommended by System President Ray Cross’s 2014 task force.

UW System Board of Regents approve tuition increase

In order to combat the in-state undergraduate tuition freeze while still retaining faculty, the Board of Regents has voted in favor of raising tuition for out of state students to be more in line with peer institutions, as well as those in graduate programs.