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Watch out for the ice

Scout Springgate, Managing Editor

February 17, 2020

With temperatures fluctuating from mildly warm to blistering cold, ice build-up on campus and city walkways once again become a problem. This issue is particularly prevalent at night, when temperatures dip and meltwater from snow beg...

Center of the Arts needs a sound check

February 17, 2020

UW-Whitewater is a school that prides itself on providing the most state of the art facilities and resources for their students to work efficiently in preparing for their future careers. This claim is especially prevalent in ...

Chancellor Watson thanks campus for input, urges informed communication

February 17, 2020

Dear campus community, As we navigate the budget situation together, I want to thank you for the honest and courageous conversations we are having across campus and within the community. I ask you to take to heart my call fo...

Student calls for transparency

February 10, 2020

A year and a half ago I wrote in this very space that now ex-Chancellor Kopper had a difficult decision to make publicly. She could either support her students or support her husband, who is of course banned from all campuses....

National Survey of Student Engagement seek student participation

February 10, 2020

Dear Royal Purple, I am writing to ask if you might be interested in publishing an article about the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which will be administered on our campus during February. The survey, which is ...

Students seek alternative forms of transportation

February 10, 2020

UW-Whitewater’s declining enrollment has been in the news, and I am very troubled to hear about the resulting cuts. Many students with disabilities would like to study at UW-Whitewater because of its very accessible campus. Howev...

Scholarship opportunities for journalism majors

February 10, 2020

Hi Royal Purple, My name is Dror Liebenthal and I lead, a student scholarship platform. One of our donors just funded a new College Journalism Grant, and I’m writing to see if you can share the award opportunity wit...

Disrespect by campus police

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor

February 3, 2020

Police officers have one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Day in and day out, they are protecting citizens from potential dangers. While Whitewater police officers risk their lives to keep the town safe, some students, inc...

Chancellor’s message following listening sessions

February 3, 2020

Dear Warhawks, Thank you for attending the listening sessions related to the budget. As I said in my opening remarks, this is a time for us to exercise our shared values of collaboration and shared governance so we can problem so...

Chancellor Watson addresses university concerns

January 27, 2020

Dear Campus Colleagues, As I entered the chancellorship, I wanted to focus on celebrating campus achievements, and to listen, learn and lead in order to launch the future.  I think we’ve had a wonderful first semester together with many s...

Sexual Assault at the forefront of the 2020 political conversation

January 20, 2020

To The Editor: As we move into the 2020 election year, there are two issues/concerns that I would like to see Democrats and Republicans pay more attention to: 1. Equal pay for equal work for women. 2. Sexual Harassment in th...

Habitat for Humanity seeks spring break assistance

January 20, 2020

My name is Evan Bernd and this year I am planning UW-Whitewater’s Habitat For Humanity’s Spring Break service trip. Every year, UWW Habitat For Humanity has a Spring Break trip where we send 35-40 students to help voluntee...

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