Royal Purple

New Hall not prepared for students

Nick Matsunaga

September 9, 2019

Dear Royal Purple Reader, The New Hall has become tiresome to become accommodated with. To begin, the time of estimated completion was scheduled for three to four months prior to the fall 2019 semester. That date was bumped to June 29th, one month after the spring 2019 semester. Once June 29th was re...

Milwaukee Street construction takes toll on local business

Carli Pope, Assistant Biz & Tech Editor

May 6, 2019

Construction is definitely not everyone’s favorite thing, especially in a college town like Whitewater and especially on a main drag like Newcomb and Milwaukee Street. The Newcomb and Milwaukee Street intersection construction started the beginning of March and will not be done until the end of Jul...

Center of Arts to renovate printmaking lab

Dana Hockbein, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019

The new renovation to the Center of the Arts printmaking lab will cost over one million dollars. This project will take place from April to September 2019. This project will compress several printing labs into one large multi-use studio lab. This will help improve the workflow, safety and accessibil...

Highway hang-up affects many

Highway hang-up affects many

Killian Jauch, News Editor

November 28, 2018

   With the holiday season beginning, there are many things to look forward to. Snow, lights, family, all the things that make the holidays fun. With it, however, there is also one thing people do not look forward to: traffic.     Here at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, students will soo...

Connecting campus and community

Connecting campus and community

Jeffrey Wardon Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

September 17, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is building a new engagement center next to Walmart on West Main Street. The building’s former occupant, a Sentry grocery store, sold the space to the university. The center is meant to be a hub for faculty, students and local residents to work on projects and research ...

Construction costs community

November 14, 2012

Time is money. For business owners in Whitewater, the extension of the East Milwaukee Street project was a tiresome affair. “For big projects like this I understand things happen, but it’s still frustrating,” Jene Mills said. Mills, owner of Mills Automotive, has been located on East Milwaukee...

Construction in Whitewater

May 9, 2012

As the winter season ends, construction season begins in Whitewater. Renovations on the $2.4 million Milwaukee Street project have already begun, and two more projects on Prince Street and Prairie Street will follow. Milwaukee Street From South Wisconsin Street to South Esterly Street April ...

Dance space to help college ‘immensely’

April 25, 2012

“Do you know what it’s like to come to work for nine years and be a problem?” Associate Professor of dance Barbara Grubel asked referring to getting in everybody’s way. That is one of the biggest reasons behind the latest addition to the Young Auditorium. The dance program at UW-Whi...

New name for Carlson Hall likely

April 11, 2012

Carlson Hall will soon be known as Laurentide Hall, pending approval from the UW System Board of Regents. The board will meet tomorrow at UW-Superior, and the name request is on its agenda. Associate Dean of Letters & Sciences David Travis said he is ready for the change. “I’ve been calling it La...

Whiton and main Illuminated!

November 10, 2011

Street lights rise on the corner of Whiton and main street.  Progress at noon was one light pole up and two assembled which may be up by the end of the day.

Construction protects students from harm

October 5, 2011

The intersection of Main and Whiton Streets is finally getting a stoplight. The construction started last week and the pedestrian yield sign that previously hung over Main Street will be replaced. Anyone who used the crosswalk knows how dangerous crossing the street was. For whatever reason, cars...

City approves construction projects

April 27, 2011

In many cities in Wisconsin, summer is the time for road construction. The city of Whitewater is no different. Over the past few weeks, the Whitewater Common Council has approved numerous construction and renovation projects in the city. The council’s main goal with these projects is to ensure...

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