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Kilar’s Field of Dreams back at-bat

September 8, 2011

Losing the life of a loved one is never easy to handle. The pain, suffering and sadness can be overwhelming at times. For the Kilar family, it’s no different. But there are a few things that have somewhat eased the pain for...

Ceremony planned to remember 9/11

September 8, 2011

Dust and debris. Screams and sobs. The replayed footage of the World Trade Center tumbling down like a stack of Jenga blocks on Sept. 11, 2001, is a memory that will forever live on. The world has mourned the loss of many...

Budget prompts tuition hike

September 8, 2011

Tuition rates have increased 5.5 percent for the 2011-2012 school year at UW-Whitewater due to the state’s proposed budget to limit spending. Effective this fall, students will pay an extra $322 annually for their tuition....

Transfer students locked out of campus housing

July 21, 2011

With the growing number of incoming freshmen at UW-Whitewater each year, students transferring or re-applying will no longer be able to live in the student dorms. “We have more students now than we did last year ... we're...

UW-W student’s body found near city limits

May 30, 2011

UW-Whitewater junior Mark Wegener's body was found this morning by searchers after he had gone missing early Saturday morning. The 20-year-old Merton native was found in the Whitewater Limestone Quarry after attending a party...

UW-W junior missing since early Saturday morning

May 30, 2011

Junior Mark Wegener has been missing since 1 a.m. early Saturday morning after attending a party on Boone Court and Center Street, a friend close to the situation said. Wegener, a Merton native, was last heard from at 1:42...

Fischer Hall shutting down for 2011-12 academic year

May 11, 2011

The next few years will mark drastic changes in on-campus housing as Fischer Hall is planned to go offline for renovations throughout the 2011-2012 academic year, Director of University Housing Frank Bartlett said. Well...

Council increases budget for police chief search

May 11, 2011

When former Police Chief Jim Coan resigned his position in early March, the Police Commission was left with the proposition of finding his replacement. While the commission could hire Interim Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher,...

State budget could limit spending at university

May 11, 2011

Wisconsin’s proposed budget for 2011-2012 could cost UW-Whitewater to cut $4.3 million from its base budget. Faculty met last week at the senate meeting to discuss the potential outcomes of UW-Whitewater, which is dependent...

McCall to inspire, humor graduates

May 11, 2011

Brookfield native Casey McCall, a senior secondary English education major, was selected to be the student speaker for the spring semester’s graduation ceremony. The spring commencement ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday in...

Telfer’s ideal campus calls for involvement

May 11, 2011

Thomas Fuller, British writer of Gnomologia, once said, “A good garden may have some weeds.” UW-Whitewater reflects this notion by having some loopholes of its own. Chancellor Richard Telfer represents UW-Whitewater...

20-year sentence issued for Treyton Kilar accident

May 11, 2011

The East Troy man who was found guilty in the alcohol-related car accident that killed 6-year-old Treyton Kilar will spend the next 20 years behind bars. Scott Dragotta, 44, crashed into the car of Mike Kilar, Treyton’s father, on Sept. ...

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