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Federal aid boosts transit budgets in near term, but structural challenges remain

Federal aid boosts transit budgets in near term, but structural challenges remain

Wisconsin Policy Forum, Contributor April 26, 2021

Federal relief funds are providing a temporary life raft to Wisconsin transit systems amid the plunging ridership of the COVID-19 pandemic, likely allowing most to maintain existing services for at least...

Wisconsin prison, jail inmate populations plummet during pandemic

Wisconsin prison, jail inmate populations plummet during pandemic

Wisconsin Policy Forum April 5, 2021

The response to COVID-19 had an unprecedented impact on Wisconsin’s incarcerated population, as local jail and state prison populations plummeted during the pandemic after years of increases. Local...

'Think big and be bold'

‘Think big and be bold’

Chancellor Chat highlights new strategic plan
Alicia Dougherty, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2021

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson is discussing plans with campus shared governance leaders for a new strategic plan that will be put into effect in the spring of 2022. The chancellor explained that...

Freshman shortstop and outfielder Meghan Dunning (Center) throws the softball towards first base while University of Chicago sophomore Lola Fisher (16) attempts to slide into second base. The Warhawks played The University of Chicago in a doubleheader Saturday March 27.

Softball brings home a week of wins

Nichole Learman, Journalist March 28, 2021

This week was a successful one for the UW-Whitewater softball team (10-4 overall) as they hit their stride bringing home wins in all games. “I think we have really been getting into a groove and I’m...

March 16th, the mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic has been set up in the Whitewater High school gymnasium. Whitewater student Veronica Konzakova gets her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Firefighter/EMT Joshua Green.

Educators get a shot in the arm

Whitewater educators receive first dose of Moderna vaccine
Carina Lopez Quintero, News Editor March 21, 2021

The Whitewater Unified School District, School District of Fort Atkinson and our very own UW-Whitewater participated in a one-day mobile vaccine clinic. Tuesday, March 16 SSM Health administered over 500...

Whitewater Student Government Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Will Hinz

Online classes make the grade

Jake Bessette, Journalist March 7, 2021

Students of UW-Whitewater were presented with their first full semester of hybrid learning methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall of 2020. Many classes changed to a fully remote and online format...

Caroline Casey works out inside the Williams Center weight room.

Rec Sports makes big gains

Caleb Kahila, Assistant Arts and Rec Editor February 21, 2021

Just like lifters at the squat rack, Recreation Sports and Facilities is maxing out these days. Students are filling up time slots, coming back for more, and the Williams Center staff is here for it. “Every...

'Reflect and strive forward'

‘Reflect and strive forward’

Chancellor gives State of the University Address
Carina Lopez Quintero, News Editor February 7, 2021

COVID-19 did not allow for a traditional address Feb. 1, but Chancellor Dwight C. Watson was still able to deliver a report on the state of the university, highlighting accomplishments, challenges and...

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Chancellor Chat: Capitol riot and new COVID-19 testing guidelines

Alicia Dougherty, Assistant News Editor January 17, 2021

Chancellor Dwight Watson opened this month’s Chancellor Chat Monday, Jan. 11 emphasizing the university's mission to educate in light of the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. He encouraged civil discourse...

Jacklyn Smith, Senior Class of 2021, from her recent trip to San Juan La Laguna, Solola in Guatemala.

Insight from a senior of 2021

Jacklyn Smith, Contributor January 17, 2021

As my four-year journey at Whitewater comes to a close, I reflect on some of my unique experiences here. I remember participating in ULEAD, helping fellow incoming freshmen move into the dorms though I...

In Bon Jovi’s new album, he sings about the pandemic and how it impacted America.

1980’s rock band changes its game

The Bon Jovi rock band released its 15th album
Lizzy Rost, Arts and Rec Editor November 8, 2020

Bon Jovi (John Bongiovi) is a famous rocker from the 1980’s producing hit albums like Runaway, Livin’ on a Prayer and Keep the Faith. In 2018, he and his band were inducted into the Rock n’ Roll...

Bringing the community together

Bringing the community together

Kylie Jacobs, Managing Editor October 11, 2020

Community needs community. This has been the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Honors Program mantra during this unprecedented time. With the influx of students contracting Covid-19 and having to...

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