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Warhawks move to web-based learning

As the university transitions to remote learning for the remaineder of the spring 2020 semester, many students are using Canvas and Cisco WebEx to complete their courses.

Kylie Jacobs, Biz & Tech Editor

April 20, 2020

In what has been described as a historic semester, the students of the UW-W were sent home a week before their spring break to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Originally the plan was to take the weeks of March 15-29 off, for students to have their ‘spring break’ and to give instructors time to...

COVID-19 Update: Message from Chancellor Watson

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight C. Watson listens as social work student Nia Mooney reads a spoken word poem she wrote. UW-Whitewater welcomed Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes as the Black History Month keynote speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.

April 20, 2020

Dear Warhawks, UW-Whitewater faces a challenging juncture in the life of this legacy university. Our campuses are different places today from a month ago, and much different from six months ago. I wish I could report that the challenges are coming to an end. They are not. In reality, the difficulties...

Important message regarding COVID-19 and spring break

March 13, 2020

Dear Warhawks, The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread and affect people in Wisconsin, the United States and the rest of the world. Today, Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency. This is a rapidly changing situation and we are working in consultation with our local, state and feder...

Spring Diversity Forum creates transparency

Myles Luckett, Journalist

March 2, 2020

The Student Diversity, Engagement and Success program hosted the Spring Diversity Forum Kick-Off event with Chancellor Dwight C. Watson and Campus Leadership on campus in the Hamilton Room in the University Center. Students and faculty were invited to hear stories from people of different backgrounds a...

New budgetary website now featured on university homepage

March 2, 2020

Budgeting a Stronger Future: Reinvestment, Revenue Generation and Reduction, is a new budget website that has been posted on the uww.edu homepage. You will find a link to it at the top of the homepage. A screenshot of the link is also included with this email. This is a one-stop location for informa...

Campus mourns impact of Milwaukee shooting

March 2, 2020

Dear Campus Community, As you have probably heard in the news, it has been reported that multiple people have been killed in a mass shooting that occurred at the Molson-Coors complex in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon. This is difficult news and our thoughts are with all of those affected by the sh...

Chancellor Watson receives praise from campus community

March 2, 2020

The situation at our university is something I wouldn’t want to deal with, let alone inherit. Our old chancellor resigned in a scandal, feelings had been hurt and we had a tumultuous budget epidemic that was beginning to unfold. The state of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was not great, bu...

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...

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