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Interim Chancellor steps in

Killian Jauch, Assistant News Editor

January 21, 2019

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has named an interim chancellor for the upcoming semester. Dr. Cheryl Green was announced as the choice for the position on Dec. 21, following former Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s resignation at the end of last semester. According to the announcement by UW System P...

In tune for the holidays

In tune for the holidays

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

December 4, 2018

Each year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Music Department hosts the Gala Holiday Concert. This year it was held Dec. 1 in Young Auditorium marking its 24th year on campus. It is the Music Department’s biggest concert of the year. Every year it raises over $20,000 for the Music Department...

Kopper shouldn’t leave Chancellor post

Brian Kevin Beck, UW-Whitewater Associate Professor

October 8, 2018

When bad things happen, when should a public figure “step down” or resign? Well, not when their service to society would be lost—irrelevantly. Not when we ineptly confuse personal and societal issues. And especially (as here now) when dismissal is totally irrelevant to the bad-thing issue at hand....

WSG holds open listening session

WSG holds open listening session

Killian Jauch, News Editor

October 8, 2018

Whitewater Student Government (WSG) held a listening session Sept. 27, inviting students to express concerns they had about the university. Many members of WSG attended, and close to 20 other students came to voice their opinions and make comments. “It is now Oct. 4,” WSG President Tom Kind said in ...

Council member asks chancellor to resign

Stephanie Goettl Vander Pas, Common Council Member

September 24, 2018

Chancellor Kopper, I’m sure by now you have heard I contacted the UW System president Friday, Sept. 14. I’m sure seeing me today was as uncomfortable for you as it was for me. Despite that, there are things I need to say to you that I’ll probably never get the chance if not now. I was 19 whe...

UW-W to mark 150 years of excellence, service

UW-W to mark 150 years of excellence, service

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper spoke to students, faculty and staff Aug. 28 about her goals for the university, its newly revised mission statement, the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration and the ’17-19 state budget during the annual State of the University Address...

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

May 3, 2017

By Ashley McCallum   A former Royal Purple Editor-in-Chief once wrote that this job is about putting out flames and being a firefighter, but I disagree. This job is about igniting sparks. When I assumed the position as co Editor-in-Chief, I came in with to-do list longer than my 5’4...

UW-W police services swears in newest officer

UW-W police services swears in newest officer

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

February 8, 2017

Hawk, as a new canine team member of UW-Whitewater Police Services Department did solemnly swear to serve the community and uphold the law. With a paw dipped in ink, Hawk left his footprint on a formal document during his inauguration ceremony on Jan. 31 in the UW-Whitewater University Center. Dozens of s...

By the numbers and voices: Racial and ethnic diversity on campus

Ashley McCallum

December 30, 2016

  By Ashley McCallum Dec. 16, 2016   At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, more than 9,000 undergraduate students identify as Caucasian/ White, almost enough to pack Perkins Stadium. Meanwhile, the amount of students who identify as Native Hawaiian/Native Islander could fit...

Athletic director to be replaced

Athletic director to be replaced

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

October 9, 2016

Amy Edmonds, current athletic director for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will be changing job positions to become an associate athletic director once an interim director is named in her place. UW-Whitewater spokesperson Sara Kuhl did not elaborate on the reason for the change in Edmo...

Letter to the Editor: Work together; take back UW-System

March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 When Scott Walker won the recall election in 2012, I said that if he were to be reelected in 2014 he would then attack the professors and tenure. One professor laughed, saying that he wouldn’t dare. When the Classified Staff Advisory Council (now the University Staff Council) began, I told the...

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