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Listening to student concerns

Kylie Jacobs, Biz & Tech Editor

February 24, 2020

The Whitewater Student Government (WSG) hosted a budget listening session to address student and community member’s questions and concerns, as well as hearing from both members of the Student Government and faculty about possible improvements for both enrollment and the budget on Monday, Feb. 17. Ale...

Lt. Gov. stresses importance of Black History Month

Lt. Gov. stresses importance of Black History Month

Ryan Dietrich, Journalist

February 24, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor, Mandela Barnes, as the keynote speaker for the event “Focusing on Progress,” which was presented in honor of Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 19,. Barnes arrived on stage to sizable applause after the choir sang, ...

Message from Chancellor Watson on student access and success

February 24, 2020

Dear campus colleagues, As we continue to have our collaborative, consultative, shared governance conversations with integrity, I want us to be intentional about student access and success. We want to make sure that our students get in (recruitment), get through (persistence), get out (retention) and get a j...

Chancellor Watson thanks campus for input, urges informed communication

February 17, 2020

Dear campus community, As we navigate the budget situation together, I want to thank you for the honest and courageous conversations we are having across campus and within the community. I ask you to take to heart my call for all of us to help shape and shepherd the message of our university. While units...

Student calls for transparency

February 10, 2020

A year and a half ago I wrote in this very space that now ex-Chancellor Kopper had a difficult decision to make publicly. She could either support her students or support her husband, who is of course banned from all campuses. Since that time, the powers that be at UWW have continued to further a cul...

State of the University addresses recent budget concerns

State of the University addresses  recent budget concerns

Olivia Storey, News Editor

February 10, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 3, Chancellor Dwight Watson hosted the State of the University address in the Young Auditorium. Joined by Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Artanya Welsey, Interim Provost Greg Cook and Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs Grace Crickette, the main topic of conversation ...

Student calls for transparency

February 10, 2020

A year and a half ago I wrote in this very space that now ex-Chancellor Kopper had a difficult decision to make publicly. She could either support her students or support her husband, who is of course banned from all campuses. Since that time, the powers that be at UWW have continued to further a cul...

Budget Listening Session creates questions

Budget Listening Session creates questions

Scout Springgate, Managing Editor

February 4, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 29 and Thursday, Feb. 30, 2020, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight C. Watson and the Chancellor’s Cabinet convened in the James R. Connor University Center’s Old Main Ballroom to hold public listening sessions addressing the university’s current budget situat...

Watching Gymnastics with Watson

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

The Whitewater Gymnastics team hosted a home meet on Saturday, Feb. 1 in front of many fans, including parents, alumni, and one Chancellor Dwight Watson. The Royal Purple got a chance to sit down with Chancellor Watson to take in the competition, which saw the Warhakws lose in the final event, by a s...

Chancellor’s message following listening sessions

February 3, 2020

Dear Warhawks, Thank you for attending the listening sessions related to the budget. As I said in my opening remarks, this is a time for us to exercise our shared values of collaboration and shared governance so we can problem solve with integrity. As we further investigate this budget imperative, le...

Chancellor Watson addresses university concerns

January 27, 2020

Dear Campus Colleagues, As I entered the chancellorship, I wanted to focus on celebrating campus achievements, and to listen, learn and lead in order to launch the future.  I think we’ve had a wonderful first semester together with many successes. Although I would like to have more time to listen and...

Gala Holiday Concert

Gala Holiday Concert

Danielle Kronau, Arts & Rec Editor

December 9, 2019

Scores of people attended the 25th annual Gala Holiday Concert Saturday, Dec. 7 which consisted of a formal dinner, concert and silent auction. The Gala Holiday Concert is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the music department. As a fundraising event, its purpose is to help raise scholarship mo...

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