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Housing pays $40,000 in payroll due to ACA rules

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2017

A partnership between University of Wisconsin-Whitewater University Housing and the Police Services Campus Service Officer (CSO) program, brought about by the changes in student hours under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), is rounding out its first year. Terry Tumbarello, associate director ...

Headlines 10-11-2017

Headlines 10-11-2017

October 9, 2017

In this week's edition of the Royal Purple: an update on the weekend fire at Rosa's Pizza, the effect of the Affordable Care Act on campus, and a recap of the football team's win on Family Fest. These stories and more in this week's edition, which hits news stands on Wednesday.

Congressman Sensenbrenner visits Delafield

Brandon Concannon Colter, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

“I’m not big bird.” Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner replied to one constituents question, “If the Republican party asked you to cluck like a chicken would you rent the chicken suit or would you buy it out right?” Congressman Sensenbrenner (D-5) met constituents for a town hall meeting at 9 a.m....

Cruz talks security, job growth at Janesville rally

Kimberly Wethal

March 24, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 24, 2016 Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) focused on national security, private sector job growth and freedom at his rally at the The Armory in Janesville on March 24. The venue was full of people standing by the time the rally started around 5:10 p.m. ...

Employed students hit by decrease in hours

Sophomore Emily Schwartz answers the phone as a desk attendant in the University Center. The number of hours students can work on campus decreased from 30 a week to 25. The change in weekly hours is due in part to the Affordable Care Act, which forced UW-Whitewater’s Human Resources Department to even out the full-time hours students work during breaks and the rest of the year. Photo by Kimberly Wethal.

March 1, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 2, 2016 Student employees are feeling the effects of new Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations and payroll policies. Student workers were previously been capped at 30 hours because of the lower FICA tax rate they pay out of their paychecks. As of Jan. 1, the HR departme...

Affordable Care Act may change student insurance

Affordable Care Act may change student insurance

October 16, 2013

By Lucas Wimmer   The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been the center of controversy at the national level, including its role as the central issue in the government shutdown. Despite this controversy, the Affordable Care Act will have an impact on UW-Whitewater students.  ...

Government shutdown yields problems for students, citizens

Government shutdown yields problems for students, citizens

October 16, 2013

By Michael Riley If a UW-Whitewater student has been living under a rock for the past month or is simply confused by the whole government shutdown situation, a brief breakdown will bring anyone up to speed. A disagreement on the budget between the House of the Representatives and the Senate resulted...

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