Stories tagged: "Tommy Thompson"


UW-Madison. (Shutterstock)
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.

A police officer patrols around Camp Randall Stadium, home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison football team, prior to the team's season opener against Illinois in Madison. No fans were allowed in the stadium. (Photo © Andy Manis)
No Fans, No Tailgating: UW-Madison Football Season Kickoff Looks Very Different

In contrast to a regular season opening, the UW-Madison campus was a ghost town Friday night.

Visitors to the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison in July are seen wearing face masks. Health experts continue to stress the need to wear face masks to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo © Andy Manis)
New Coronavirus Cases Top 2,500 in Wisconsin Friday

Rural health officials urges residents to take spread of coronavirus seriously, use precautions.