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with Tom Still


Thompson’s history of backing research good fit for UW System

He may be in the seat for only a year or so, but former Gov. Tommy Thompson brings a solid record of supporting academic research to the job of interim president of the University of Wisconsin System.

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Old 'chickens' come home to roost in unequal Midwest economy

The criminal charging of police officers in connection with the separate deaths of Black men in Minneapolis and Atlanta continues to roil society and bring forth calls for reform, mainly aimed at policing and the justice system.

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Signs of life in the investment community as angels, VCs pivot

​The National Venture Capital Association puts out a daily newsletter which, among other things, highlights investments in startups and other emerging companies. That chronicle of reported deals says a lot about the state of private equity investing in the COVID-19 era.

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Doing ‘right’ in tech is part of the job in a world of inflammatory posts

As unrest spread in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody, thousands of tweets using the hashtag #DCBlackout claimed that communications networks had been blocked in Washington, D.C., in hopes of shutting down protests in the nation’s capital.

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Even with new scientific paths, broad vaccine availability still a year or more away

President Trump has ordered a Manhattan Project-style effort called “Operation Warp Speed” that aims to inoculate almost all Americans by late 2020 or early 2021 with a coronavirus vaccine. Closer to home, the reopening order for Dane County may not be fully implemented until a vaccine is available in quantities that could make a difference.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.



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