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Posted 5:54 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000
A vax victory
More than 80% of UWL students completed COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 31 to be considered for scholarships in the UW System’s 70 for 70 vaccination campaign. UWL was the first System school in the competition to reach 70 percent vaccination a week before classes began Sept. 7. Vaxers became eligible for scholarships, hoodies and more.
UWL welcomed its largest first-year class fall 2021 as it continued to rebound from the pandemic. The 2,207 first-year student record topped 2,194 in fall 2019. Overall enrollment dropped 1.5%, mirroring UW trends. The fall headcount was 10,314, down from 10,468 in fall 2020. One factor drawing new and returning students was the return of in-person classes. UWL far exceeded the 75% in-person courses goal for UWs, holding 90% of courses fully in person, with 4% in a hybrid setting.
Help wanted: advocates
College of Science and Health faculty and students need help in landing more advocates to promote Prairie Springs Science Center Phase II. UWL once again will strive to get the badly needed project in the state’s biennial budget.
Still the 1
UWL remains Wisconsin’s top-ranked public university among peers according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 America’s Best Colleges listing. It’s the 21st year in a row as the state’s top-ranked comprehensive UW campus. The magazine also gives UWL the highest mark among UW campuses for Best Undergraduate Teaching.
Changing business plan
Wait for it… Wait for it…The College of Business Administration hoped to celebrate 50 years the last two fall semesters, but COVID-19 concerns have ended hopes of an in-person celebration. Instead, look for a Wittich Hall ribbon cutting in spring 2022. Until then, look for videos from alumni, faculty and friends sharing CBA memories in an online celebration.
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