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Softball complex to receive new building for 2012 season

February 23, 2011

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The Board of Regents finalized a $650,000 construction project with the building commission last week to enhance the current softball complex. The project will include a two-level building, Athletic Director Paul Plinske said. The...

UW-Madison proposal could affect other four year campuses

February 23, 2011

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The possibility of UW-Madison breaking off from the UW System could have ripple, if not wave, effects on UW-Whitewater. This was one of a few things discussed at a meeting with Gov. Scott Walker that included many top officials...

Class looks to help educate teenage Afghani girls

February 23, 2011

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To most Americans, going through middle and high school is part of the norm. To children in many impoverished countries, schooling is somewhat of a dream. Senior Megan Kiehl and junior Carly Viso, who are part of the “Current...

Faculty, staff ‘appalled’ by bill

February 23, 2011

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Some UW-Whitewater faculty and staff have written a statement about Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill. The statement was sent out last Wednesday. The statement says faculty and staff are “appalled” by Walker’s...

Protesters swarm Capitol

February 22, 2011

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Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget-repair bill has spawned protests and demonstrations almost everywhere in the state, including at the Capitol building, most UW System schools and even outside state legislators’ houses.   ...

Protests occur at UW-Whitewater Thursday afternoon

February 17, 2011

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About 175 students, faculty and staff gathered at noon Thursday between McGraw and Heide Halls to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill. Chants, such as “Kill that bill,” “Stop the bill,” “Sto...

P.E.A.C.E. to hold rally today at UC

February 17, 2011

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Gov. Scott Walker's proposed Budget Repair Bill has caused uproar across the state. Schools have been cancelled. Protests have been plentiful and the more than 18,000 people have flocked to the Capitol in Madison this week.  Law...

Freeze Fest 2011 to take place this weekend

February 16, 2011

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Freeze Fest 2011, an annual community event sponsored by the city of Whitewater, UW-Whitewater, Special Olympics Wisconsin and Downtown Whitewater, Inc., will be held this Saturday at Cravath Lakefront Park. Most events from previou...

Organization to host party for Chinese New Year Friday

February 16, 2011

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The Chinese Students and Scholars Association will host a Chinese New Years party from 5-7 p.m. on Friday. Junior Jin Jin said there will be Chinese food and performances, a raffle prize and opportunities to learn about the...

Royal Purple, staff bring home awards

February 16, 2011

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Kuhagen The Royal Purple received second place for general excellence at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association convention and fourth place for Best of Show at the Best of Midwest convention over the weekend. Three staff m...

Undergraduate Research Day accepting applications

February 16, 2011

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The Undergraduate Research Program is now accepting applications from undergraduate students interested in sharing their research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Day. The event will take place from noon to 3:30 p.m....

Tires slashed in apartment lot

February 16, 2011

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Multiple vehicles’ tires were slashed in the parking lot at Regent Apartments over the weekend. D.L.K. Enterprises, Inc., which owns the apartment complex, is offering a cash reward for any information that leads to the conviction...

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