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Students kayak Rock River with new device

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

October 7, 2016

As the water glistened and kayaks moved downstream, a group of students set out with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor Eric Compas in May for 11 days. The group arrived at the Rock River equipped with newly developed water quality probes in hopes to expand knowledge, emphasize the importa...

Gasland – Thousands of Americans have sold their land to energy companies; the documentary ‘Gasland’ shows the risks of fracking

October 3, 2012

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process by which companies forcibly extract fossil fuels from underground deposits. Experts say the process pumps several million gallons of water and metric tons of chemicals and sand into a well to shatter rock formations and force fossil fuels to the surface. The...

UW-W professor going green on campus, at home

April 20, 2011

He was a professor at Flinders University in South Australia.  He marched 42 miles to Madison to protest Walker’s bill.  He won the Environmental Achievement Award in 2010 for the Individual Category. Underneath all of his accomplishments, Eric Compas is just an average professor who wants to...

Inspiring march for their rights

April 6, 2011

With our years at UW-Whitewater being a time of growth and maturation for many of us, we often look to faculty and staff members as role models. We look to them to not only guide us in our studies, but in life as well. When associate professor James Hartwick and assistant professor of geology and...

Faculty march to Madison to deliver letter

March 30, 2011

Sometimes it takes great measures to get your point across to someone with different beliefs. Several UW-Whitewater faculty and staff members decided it would take a measure such as a 42-mile hike to Madison to deliver a letter addressing Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill and proposed biennial...

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