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Students and staff show a gesture of unity during the closing ceremony. From left are Interim Chancellor Greg Cook, Black Student Union President Rahenya Anderson, a sociology major from Milwaukee, and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Kenny Yarbrough. The UW-Whitewater 2020 Unity Walk for Black Lives Matter honored the theme of unity while observing safety measures like face coverings and social distancing on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Groups limited to 10 people set out on walks throughout the afternoon and early evening around the perimeter of campus. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

Black Student Union encourages unity

October 4, 2020

Greetings, My name is Rahenya Anderson. I am the president of Black Student Union and I'm a senior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Biology Black Student Union is one of the largest identity-based...

Related photo: The Fight Against Police Brutality-Whitewater group marches in Whitewater on July 7.

University shared governance supports BLM

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor August 31, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement is rising up from all over the United States and across the world to build local power and to intervene when violence is inflicted on Black communities by the state and...

Orgs celebrate anniversaries

BSU and TIFU celebrate 50 and 30 year anniversaries
Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor May 6, 2019

Two cultural organizations collide in a celebration of progress and success during the Our Future’s Past event put on by TIFU Cultural Ensemble (This One’s For Us) and the Black Student Union on Friday,...

Campus celebrates black history

Campus celebrates black history

UW-W takes step toward cultural education during Black History month
Olivia Storey, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2019

The University Center hosted the Black History Month program on Wednesday Feb. 20 that showcased black culture and diversity throughout campus. The event consisted of many different presentations that...

Numbers, voices of campus diversity

Numbers, voices of campus diversity

Ashley McCallum , Co Editor-In-Chief January 25, 2017

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...

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...

Peace circles offer open forum

BSU offers free flow of ideas for students, police
Nathan Kober , Staff Writer October 7, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted a Peace Circles forum to bring people from campus and the outside community together for an open dialogue on issues of campus climate and policing. The event,...

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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...

Forums offer campus climate solutions

Forums offer campus climate solutions

March 30, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Maddy Scheel March 30, 2016 The UW-Whitewater Campus Culture Working Group discussed  short- and long-term plans for campus betterment during open forums   the week before...

Campus climate talks continue

March 15, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 16, 2016   Twenty-six letters. It only takes that many letters to “help or hurt someone,” senior diversity advocate Betsy Jordan said at last week’s Residence...

Attendees of the forum sit together in groups to discuss solutions for UW-Whitewater's campus climate issue. The room had been much fuller at the beginning of the event where students and faculty were encouraged to share their stories – close to 430 people were there.

Action Forum pulls in high numbers of attendees

March 1, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Nathan Kober March 2, 2016 Freshman Ahmya Cheatham said it shouldn’t have taken a “Bloody Sunday” for students to rally together about race issues on campus at the...

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Publication note from editor in chief

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 I woke up to a Facebook message from a former Royal Purple editor in chief, three emails threads and one really anxious news editor, the morning of Feb. 17. Through the night, the...

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