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WHITEWATER

Tommy Thompson, the interim president of the UW System, will visit UW-Whitewater on Wednesday, Oct. 27, to celebrate the university’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, according to a UW-Whitewater press release.

The event will start at 4:45 p.m. outside the Connor University Center and feature performances by members of the Warhawk Marching Band, remarks by university and student leaders and more. Thompson will also be available for media questions.

“We’re ecstatic to host this event and to welcome President Thompson to UW-Whitewater,” interim Chancellor Jim Henderson said in the release. “Our vaccination numbers are the result of a concerted effort to keep our community as safe as possible during the pandemic. Our students, faculty and staff have embraced that goal, and I look forward to celebrating this achievement.”

UW-Whitewater students have reported a 74% COVID-19 vaccination rate as of Oct. 18.

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