Stories tagged: "Tommy Thompson"


UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson, right, and UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt pose after using a hammer to ring the bell on a “Smash COVID” carnival game during an event at the university Monday to promote students being vaccinated against the virus. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘C’mon, Guys, You Can Do This!’ Former Gov. Thompson Rallies UWEC Students to Smash COVID

UW leader swings a hammer and raises the goal for students to be protected from the coronavirus.

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UW System Won’t Be Able to Enact COVID Rules After GOP Vote

Any restrictions will first need approval from Republican lawmakers, who are certain to reject the rules.

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Republican Lawmaker Wants to Stop UW System From Enacting COVID Rules

UW System president, former Gov. Thompson, says the proposal is “the biggest threat to in-person classes.”

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UW System Faces Uphill Battle After State Funding Freeze, Pandemic, Reports Find

Wisconsin needs strong schools to attract and maintain a healthy workforce, but the state’s top two research facilities face numerous struggles.

FILE- University of Wisconsin System President and former Gov. Tommy Thompson addresses a crowd at a March 28, 2016, campaign event for then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was running in the Republican presidential primary, at the River Steel plant in West Salem. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
75% of Fall Classes Will Be Taught in Person, Says Head of UW System

But a day after Tommy Thompson’s pronouncement, UW Madison warns of a spike in COVID-19 cases as a variant virus shows up in the area.

UW-Eau Claire is one of eight campuses that will be switching to online classes Nov. 30 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. That list could grow. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Eight UW Campuses to Students: Don’t Come Back After Thanksgiving

The number of campuses switching to virtual classes could grow as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Wisconsin National Guard Cpls. Emily Rymkus uses a PCR test on Dorothy Schroeder to test for COVID-19 at a drive-up site near Baraboo in April. Unlike the PCR test, which requires inserting a swab deep into the nasal cavity, the antigen tests give results in 15 minutes and only swab the tip of the nares. (Photo © Andy Manis)
UW System Launches First Rapid Testing Sites in the U.S.

Sites coming online as cases surge, state records another single-day record of 5,922 positive COVID-19 cases.