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Apr 18, 2022

Tommy Thompson decides against run for governor

Republican former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson announced Monday that he won't run again in a bid to take on the Democratic incumbent in the battleground state.

Apr 1, 2022

Thompson and Trump meet to ‘talk politics,’ ex-aide says

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.

Feb 1, 2022

Plan proceeds to offer college classes to Wisconsin inmates

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.

Jan 7, 2022

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.

Oct 28, 2021

UW System to follow vaccine order for federal contractors

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.

Aug 24, 2021

Thompson won’t give lawmakers control of UW’s COVID policies

University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson pushed back Tuesday against Republican lawmakers who claim campuses need their permission to implement COVID-19 policies, insisting university leaders don't need legislative approval to manage the system.

Sep 29, 2020

Records: Failed UW president search costs about $216,000

A failed search for a person to lead the University of Wisconsin System has cost taxpayers about $216,000, a cost unlikely to be recouped because of contract language with the company hired to help find the next president.

Sep 10, 2020

UW-Madison moves classes online as coronavirus cases rise

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is moving all classes online and quarantining students in two of its largest dorms as it deals with rising cases of COVID-19.

Sep 8, 2020

UW-Madison restricts student movement amid coronavirus spike

The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Monday canceled all in-person social events and ordered undergraduate students to restrict their movements for the next two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Aug 18, 2020

Thompson wants $95.7 million boost for UW in state budget

Interim University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson said Tuesday that he'll ask Gov. Tony Evers to include a nearly $100 million boost for the system in the next state budget as the coronavirus pandemic bleeds revenue from campuses.

Aug 12, 2020

UW System administration announces layoffs, other cuts

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System administration will lay off an untold number of employees over the next two years as part […]

Jul 9, 2020

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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