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Chancellor Chat: Capitol riot and new COVID-19 testing guidelines

Chancellor Watson
January 17, 2021

Chancellor Dwight Watson opened this month’s Chancellor Chat Monday, Jan. 11 emphasizing the university's mission to educate in light of the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. He encouraged civil discourse...

Faculty Senate seeks budget solutions

Faculty Senate seeks budget solutions
December 13, 2020

The Faculty Senate discussed alternative actions to accommodate the university’s budget during its final meeting of the semester Tuesday, Dec. 7. No one wants to discuss the cutting of things that...

Student government proposes renaming halls

Black Student Union President Rahenya Anderson speaks at the Nov. 30 Whitewater Student Government meeting about renaming halls on campus.
December 6, 2020

The Whitewater Student Government (WSG) was joined by the Black Student Union (BSU) Nov. 30 to vote on a proposed bill to rename Laurentide and Starin Hall. The two bills were brought to WSG in hopes of...

ASA votes on budget alterations

ASA Chair Patricia Fragola leading the meeting
November 29, 2020

The UW-Whitewater Academic Staff Assembly (ASA) unanimously voted on Wednesday Nov. 18 to make changes to a budget resolution. The following academic year and its $17 million budget cuts led the discussion....

Increasing enrollment drives Faculty Senate agenda

Faculty Senate Chair Tracy Hawkins addresses attendees at the Nov. 10 virtual meeting.
Solutions for budget circulate amongst board members
November 15, 2020

Members of the UW-Whitewater Faculty Senate congregated via WebEx Nov. 10 for their monthly meeting to talk about the academic program & budget analysis, future enrollment targets, and other important...

What will spring bring?

 Patricia Fragola (top) addresses the concerns for lack of student attendance in the classroom.
Academic Staff Assembly meeting
October 25, 2020

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater’s Academic Staff Assembly met for a meeting to address concerns surrounding student attendance during face-to-face classes and what it could result in for the upcoming...

Faculty Senate faces challenging decisions

Chairperson Tracy Hawkins addresses the Faculty Senate Tuesday, Oct. 13.
October 18, 2020

Professors and campus leaders gathered over WebEx for their monthly Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 13  to pass a green energy resolution, a smoking ban, and to address other pressing topics in Academic Affairs.  Senators...

Whitewater Student Government checks in on COVID-19 efforts

Whitewater Student Government checks in on COVID-19 efforts
Increase in antigen testing
October 4, 2020

The UW-Whitewater Student Government (WSG) met virtually on Sept. 28 with an appearance made by Interim Provost Greg Cook to discuss the number of students being tested for COVID-19, and how they plan...

Academic Staff Assembly begins spring break plans

Academic Staff Assembly begins spring break plans
September 27, 2020

The UW-Whitewater Academic Staff Assembly (ASA) met to discuss spring break plans, enrollment and class audits at the bi-weekly Sept. 23 meeting.  There was wide-spread concern over the possibility...

Whitewater Student Government elects slew of new officials, gives COVID-19 update

Student Body President Johanna Wentworth
September 20, 2020

The Whitewater Student Government (WSG) met virtually Monday, Sept. 14 to discuss multiple matters such as appointing a number of new senatorial seats and concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In...

Faculty Senate mulls program optimization, pandemic

The UW-Whitwater Faculty Senate meets online Sept. 8.
Meeting Briefs
September 13, 2020

Whitewater’s Faculty Senate convened online for the first meeting of the 2020-21 academic year Sept. 8 to address important topics affecting academic affairs and the university. Items on the agenda included...

Common Council meeting about COVID-19

Photographer Dane Sheehan takes a self portrait wearing the new UW-Whitewater Warhawks mask.
Meeting Briefs
September 6, 2020

The Whitewater Common Council met Tuesday, Sept. 1 to discuss concerns of students throwing parties off campus during the pandemic. The meeting began with members describing the partying they saw the...

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