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Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

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...

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...

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....

photo by Ivan Pomeroy / Staff Photographer

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...

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...

Chancellor Beverly Kopper looks out at the audience.

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...

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...

Hawk, with assistance from his partner, officer Kelsi Servi, left his inked paw-print on his official inauguration certificate at his swearing in ceremony on Feb. 1. Members of Police Services joined Hawk as he became a member of their task force.

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...

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...

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....

top five, Beverly Kopper, Kimberly Wethal

It’s a wrap: The Royal Purple’s top five stories

May 3, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal May 4, 2016   Collectively, the Royal Purple’s staff of 17 editors and many more staff writers wrote about the good, the bad and the political news, penned editorials on...

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...

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