Latest University of Wisconsin News

Lawmakers approve contracts for troopers, building trades

Jan. 25, 2022 20:01 PM EST

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. They call for raises ranging from...

Business attorney to be University of Wisconsin's president

Jan. 21, 2022 17:53 PM EST

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. The regents chose Rothman, chairman and CEO of the Foley...

UW regents to consider final recommendation for president

Jan. 20, 2022 15:20 PM EST

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 week

Jan. 19, 2022 13:17 PM EST

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. The White House said Wednesday that Harris will be joined by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael...

Attorney, chancellor named as UW System president finalists

Jan. 14, 2022 15:06 PM EST

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. The move announcing one internal candidate and one...

Tommy Thompson won't rule out run for governor

Jan. 11, 2022 17:06 PM EST

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. The 80-year-old Republican told WISN-TV that...

Tommy Thompson stepping down as UW president in March

Jan. 07, 2022 10:51 AM EST

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. Thompson, the...

Wausau man wins $1.1 million in fantasy football

Dec. 30, 2021 11:54 AM EST

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. The Green Bay Packers’ 31-30 win over the Baltimore Ravens...

New possum species named after UW-Oshkosh professor

Dec. 28, 2021 09:14 AM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Mammal experts have named a new species of possum after the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh professor who discovered it. UW-Oshkosh biology professor Greg Adler was working on research near the Panama Canal in 2001 when he found a mouse possum with a longer...

Wisconsin AD McIntosh contracts COVID, will miss bowl game

Dec. 24, 2021 11:01 AM EST

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. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday that McIntosh has tested positive for the disease and will miss the Las...