Stories tagged: "UW System"

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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.

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Republicans Toss Criminal Justice Reforms From State Budget

Republican lawmakers also reject Democratic attempt to reign in spending millions of taxpayer dollars on private lawyers.

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Wisconsin Researchers Proving the Dairy State Has Some Green-Energy Tricks up Its Sleeve

From faster car chargers to smaller wind turbines, “the way we look at this utility is going to totally change, and it’s going to happen” at UW-Milwaukee and elsewhere.

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.

Officials at UW-Eau Claire  announced Wednesday they have begun testing about 3,900 students in university housing every two weeks to try to detect the virus and isolate students from infecting others. The university has received 5,300 antigen tests to start the process. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
UW-Madison Stops In-Person Classes, New COVID-19 Dashboard Tracks Growing Surge on WI Campuses

Dane County Executive says he has "deep concern," asks UW-Madison officials to send undergraduate students home.