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

March 15, 2016


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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...

UW-W hits student population record, growth for fifth time in six years

September 23, 2015


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By Kimberly Wethal Sept. 22, 2015   University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has again raised the bar for itself. With student enrollment coming in at 12,325, this is the fifth time in six years UW-Whitewater has seen an increase in students. The record beats last year’s enrollment by 166 ...

Board of Regents discuss proposed state fetal tissue ban

September 16, 2015


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By Kimberly Wethal News Editor In addition to Kopper’s inauguration, the Board of Regents held one of their annual meetings at UW-Whitewater on Sept. 10 and 11. While most of each meeting entailed dealing with committee reports and policy approvals, there were moments during these meetings...

Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s inauguration makes new role official

Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s inauguration makes new role official

September 16, 2015


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By Kimberly Wethal News Editor The yellow brick road has turned into a purple drive, the Wizard became Willie Warhawk and Chancellor Beverly Kopper says she’ll leave it up to everyone else to decide who the Wicked Witch of the West is. Kopper, referring to her hometown of Chittenango, New York, the ...

Swearing at strangers, rookie mistake

September 2, 2015


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  When Chancellor Richard Telfer announced his retirement, I can’t lie, a tiny part of me was excited. I wasn’t excited to see him go. I was excited about the chance to have an embarrassing past wiped clean. There was an incident with a broken recorder at an organization fair and me trying...

Kopper honored to be UW-Whitewater’s 16th Chancellor

Kopper honored to be UW-Whitewater’s 16th Chancellor

September 2, 2015


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  By Kimberly Wethal News Editor Chancellor Beverly Kopper has a closet overflowing with purple. It’s not all Warhawk purple, she admits, but the days she’s not donning one of the many shades of the color, she’s almost invisible. “One of my co-workers saw me today not wearing purple and said I was almost unreco...

Chancellor search narrows to finalist

May 6, 2015


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May 6th, 2015 By Michael Riley The long-standing idiom ‘passing the torch’ will become a reality this summer as UW-Whitewater has five finalists to replace the retiring Chancellor Richard Telfer. UW System President Ray Cross announced the finalists last week Friday with each candidate participating...

Thirty years and one goodbye: University honors Chancellor Richard Telfer’s career

Thirty years and one goodbye: University honors Chancellor Richard Telfer’s career

April 29, 2015


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  April 29, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Chancellor Richard Telfer has only one weakness, according to Beverly Kopper, provost at UW-Whitewater. This weakness isn’t being a bad listener or not being able to do his job. His weakness is only having 10 fingers. “Not nearly enoug...

WINS Class Scheduler awaits approval

April 30, 2014


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April 30, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Imagine: a UW-Whitewater student sits at a computer to register for classes. Instead of manually selecting each course, the student identifies which classes he or she wants to take and with the press of a button, multiple schedules are created. This...

Telfer to take reins as UW System head

October 23, 2013


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By Michael Riley Chancellor Richard J. Telfer was appointed Oct. 16 to serve as the interim UW System President, effective Jan 1, after former President Kevin P. Reilly stepped down at year’s end. Reilly was the second-longest serving leader in the UW System’s history and left the organization...

Advising Report gets update

Advising Report gets update

May 8, 2013


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  The advising report will undergo a complete renovation and will be available for all students beginning June 3 on Whitewater Information Network for Students. Registrar Jodi Hare and Provost Beverly Kopper have presented the new academic advising report to Whitewater Student Government,...

Student employment to be reconstructed

Student employment to be reconstructed

May 1, 2013


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    Committee formed to promote on-campus jobs UW-Whitewater Provost Beverly Kopper attended an undergraduate research conference a few years ago. At the conference, a student presented thorough and interesting research. When Kopper asked the student what she planned to do with her r...

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