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One Word about Whitewater

One Word about Whitewater

Olivia Storey, News Editor

September 30, 2019

Shortly after arriving on campus, Chancellor Dwight C. Watson began a project in an attempt to help people understand how faculty, students and the community feel about the campus. He asked that people send him one word that they feel best describes Whitewater. “When I had my ‘Chancellor Chat’,...

Watson begins year by hearing out Warhawks

Carter Secor, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2019

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight C. Watson held his first listening session of the year in the Old Main Ballroom inside the University Center on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Watson, who started his role as chancellor on August 1 of this year, held the campus listening session where members of the university ...

Watson turns Warhawk

Watson turns Warhawk

Olivia Storey, News Editor

September 24, 2019

When asked about his favorite part of his new job, Chancellor Dwight C. Watson had one answer: the people. “I always said I wanted to be in the right place, at the right time with the right people,” Watson said. “I’ve met several people within the last month or so, and everyone has a Whitewater...

Message from Chancellor Watson

Dr. Dwight Watson, Chancellor

September 9, 2019

Dear Warhawks, Welcome to the 2019-20 academic year. For some of you, this day marks the first day of your last year on campus. For others, like me, it marks the first day of your first year at UW-Whitewater. No matter where you are in your journey — in the beginning, middle or nearing the end — w...

Chancellor should support victims, students

October 22, 2018

Retired professor Brian Kevin Beck posited last week that Chancellor Kopper should not step down because she has not failed in any of her responsibilities. Chancellor Kopper herself said that her primary responsibility as Chancellor has always been “ensuring that UW-Whitewater is a welcoming campus for...

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. And especially (as here now) when dismissal is totally irrelevant to the bad-thing issue at hand....

Chancellor awards student researchers

Chancellor awards student researchers

Quadrae Walton, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2018

“High impact practice” was the message relayed on March 22 by Chancellor Beverly Kopper as she handed out awards to research teams that went above and beyond in a variety of categories. The event was held in the University Center Hamilton Room, full of students, faculty members and university...

Letter to the Editor: Meeting rules of conduct

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 The Chair will be running all the Department meetings. She will conduct them as she sees appropriate. If you have concerns about how meetings are being conducted, you should schedule an appointment to meet with her and discuss your concerns. Email is not an appropriate method of commu...

Letter to the Editor: Standing up to UW-W administration

April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016 Last week in the Royal Purple Jeff Ehren responded to my earlier letter to the editor and posed a few questions for me. I thought I should respond. Substantiation for all of the claims made here and in my earlier letter can be found by clicking here. Ehren noted that “professor Chris Henige still has a job at UW-W....

Letter to the Editor: Administration fails on shared governance

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2015 On March10, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted on new policies related to Faculty Tenure and Post-Tenure Review, among others. This was followed immediately by a note from the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to the campus community which included the follo...

Publication note from editor in chief

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 social media post with 1,115 shares sparked conversation on race and the campus climate, and the world seemed t...

Student government a necessity at all universities

Student government a necessity at all universities

April 8, 2014

With tuition rates and student loan interest rates as high as they are, students deserve to have a say in the policies and procedures of the university they attend. Unfortunately, UW-Milwaukee has recently taken steps that reduce its student body’s collective voice. After allegedly having issues...

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