Some say UW-Madison is again falling short in its pandemic response and others feel the university is acting cautiously appropriate ahead of the spring semester, which starts Tuesday.
Jay Rothman, 62, got the unanimous nod in a closed-door Board of Regents meeting Friday.
One graduate said his degree allows him and others "the means to take one of the lowest points in our lives and turn it into a positive."
A public forum was included even in the widely-criticized search that failed two years ago.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter will speak on campus later this month. Some Republicans have railed against The 1619 Project, calling it "propaganda" intended to stoke racial divisions.
The deal requires requires Navient to pay $1.1 million in restitution to more than 4,100 federal loan borrowers and cancel $22.8 million in private loan debt for nearly 1,000 Wisconsin borrowers.
The UW Board of Regents will choose between a Milwaukee law firm CEO and one of its own chancellors to be the next president of the UW System.
UW-Madison is encouraging students and staff to report if they have been boosted off-campus to get a better picture of booster status across the university.
Two bills together would add about $22.6 million to the System's budget — nearly three times more than what campuses received in funding increases in the most recent state budget.
Three GOP appointees to the tech college board whose terms have expired are refusing to step down until their replacement is confirmed.
His resignation announcement on Friday falls on the the same day that a committee of UW Board of Regents members meet to select finalists in the presidential search.
Lost class time will be made up class-by-class during the semester.
UW-Madison recently concluded a review of how it handled requests made by some of the university's most vulnerable instructors who remain at particularly high risk during the pandemic.
Editor’s note: The Tribune spoke to three UW-L students for this story, which includes details about sexual assault, suicide and mental health crises.
For nearly 45 years, UW-Madison ranked among the top five every year. But the university was bumped down in 2015 and has ranked 8th for the past several years.
Testing appointments on campus are booked, sending students off campus to try to secure an elusive COVID-19 test before winter break begins.
The tentative timeline was laid out by the search committee, which met for the first time on Tuesday.
The plan raises salary ranges, not individuals' salaries, between 5% and 32%.
“Everyone’s journey at the University of Wisconsin Madison has been a rollercoaster of emotion,” student commencement speaker Jai Khanna said. “Our lives came to a standstill (in March 2020).”
About 300 students participated in the ceremony, a quarter of whom graduated sometime during the pandemic and came back for the in-person experience.
This marks the first time the UW Board of Regents has exercised this authority since program cuts were controversially added in 2016 as a reason to lay off faculty.
A judge last week blocked the vaccine mandate for federal contractors in response to a lawsuit brought by several contractors and conservative states.
Graduate school wasn't really on her radar, she said, until she took some classes junior year about global poverty and urban inequality.
The move drew criticism from Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, who said schools should be reinstating benchmarks that were suspended during the pandemic, not removing them.
The board's discussion about executive compensation comes ahead of hiring a new UW System president and UW-Madison chancellor.