Founded 1901

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Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

UW-Whitewaters mascot, Willie Warhawk, waves and welcomes new Warhawks as they run through balloon arches at Perkins Stadium.

Over 1,000 minority students enrolled in graduate courses

Rory Leonhard, Lifestyle Editor September 18, 2022

According to the university’s 2021-22 Diversity Report, over 1,000 underrepresented minorities enrolled in graduate classes last year, which is 1.5% up since 2018 and 8% up since 2020.  The new transfer...

The importance of mattering

The importance of mattering

Rory Leonhard, Lifestyle Editor September 4, 2022

As a university, inclusivity is a vital aspect in ensuring students feel welcome on campus. Efforts to improve diversity and create an inclusive culture include using resources to award grants and scholarships...

Julie Minikel-Lacocque and Dr. Logan Edwards, both Assistant Professors of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are both seen here hosting the NCBI’s Diversity Workshop August 31st 2022. (Rory Leonhard)

The diversity of discrimination

Rory Leonhard, Lifestyle Editor September 4, 2022

In the words of UCLA HEad Coach John Wooden, “It is the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” This holds true for both positive and negative experiences. Acts of discrimination...

Long Vue, center, collaborates with Claire Holzschuh, left, a public health educator with the Menasha Health Department, and Susana Guerra, right, a volunteer with Casa Hispana, to assist residents registering at a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Menasha. (Photo: Dan Powers / USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

Northeastern Wisconsin’s surge in diversity forged by opportunity, grit and inclusion

Natalie Eilbert, Contributor February 6, 2022

Long Vue remembers eggs being splattered over his parents’ car after he and his family arrived in Kaukauna, Wisconsin in 1980. He recalls the vitriolic shouts from white residents telling them to go...

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight C. Watson visited the Warhawk Pantry on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, to tour the pantry and to help Sustainability Director Wesley Enterline transport care bags stored at the pantry to Clem Hall to be given as needed to students in quarantine. The bags were assembled with treats, food, cards, games and gifts by students in the University Honors Program. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

Support for our Asian and Pacific Islander communities

Chancellor Watson, Contributor March 21, 2021

My Dear Warhawks, I was so saddened to see that our nation and region are in mourning yet again. On Tuesday, March 16, news agencies reported two cases of loss of human life. In Oconomowoc, two people...

Combined choirs from the UW-Whitewater music department sing the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing, at a Black History Month program at the University Center. UW-Whitewater welcomed Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes as the Black History Month keynote speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

Choral program adds diversity requirement

Lizzy Rost, Arts and Rec Editor November 1, 2020

This semester, UW-Whiterwater’s choral program’s staff introduced a diversity requirement into their student’s repertoire. It was beyond their traditional canon of Italian, Spanish, German and English....

Accounting and management double major Rasheed Goodman speaks on behalf of the Little Scholars mentoring program with the delegation from UW-Whitewater. In the background are from left, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Gov. Tony Evers and Evers wife Kathy Evers. UW-Whitewater received two statewide awards — an Outstanding Achievement Commendation for the Little Scholars mentoring program and the first annual Lifetime of Service award presented to Dr. Roger Pulliam — at the Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award ceremony Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in the State Assembly chamber at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The awards are given annually by the State Council on Affirmative Action.  (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

New diversity division

October 25, 2020

The university created the Division of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs to bring together resources, talents, and opportunities of diversity units that were housed in student affairs and...

Creating conversation on college cultural issues

Creating conversation on college cultural issues

Hannah Michalowski, Assistant Lifestyle Editor March 2, 2020

Jorg Vlanden took to the Old Main Ballroom on Feb. 29 to discuss his studies on straight white college men and the issue involving diversity. Throughout time, straight white men have been predominant...

Ostermann sits in a meeting as VP. Starting this spring, he will participate in meetings as president.

VP becomes new president

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor January 20, 2020

Whitewater Student Government (WSG) finds itself under new leadership after Former President Jen Purcell stepped down due to graduating after the fall term. Alex Ostermann, former vice president and a...

‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression

‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression

Hannah Schultz, Staff Reporter November 5, 2018

   A haunting experience once again arrived on the UW-Whitewater campus in the wake of the Halloween season.    UW-W hosted its annual diversity experience called Boxes & Walls, which many have...

Professor Yuri
Rashkin serenades the
Art Fest guests with
a discriptive diverse
genre of music ranging
in modern to classical

UW-W Diversity Week forum sparks students

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor October 17, 2017

Evan Halpop The Diversity Week forum has hit the ground running. On Monday, Oct. 16, pARTicpiation forum’s Art Fest began in the UC. This year’s art fest produced various audiences ranging in a wide...

Campus celebrates coming out day

Brenda Echeverria, Staff Writer October 17, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students and staff celebrated National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 in an event held in the Warhawk Connection Center. The day’s event, which looks to promote LGBTQ awareness,...

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