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Chancellor should support victims, students

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under News

“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...

Innovators incite change

Innovators incite change

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

It all starts with an idea. An idea can grow into a business through passion, immeasurable effort and dedication. An array of innovators—a mix of UW-Whitewater students and Whitewater community members—gathered inside the UW-Whitewater Technology Park, 1221 Innovation Dr., on Nov. 30 to “share...

Letter to the Editor: Meeting rules of conduct

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

University honors Dr. King with ceremony

January 28, 2015


Filed under News

Jan. 28, 2015 By Brad Allen Every year on the third Monday of January a national holiday is observed in remembrance to a well-known and widely admired speaker and Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. UW-Whitewater holds events each year in observation of Martin Luther King Day. The 29th...

Student government a necessity at all universities

Student government a necessity at all universities

April 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

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...

Telfer to take reins as UW System head

October 23, 2013


Filed under News

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...

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