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UW-W professor responds to misconceptions

September 25, 2014

Sept. 24 2014 Dear UWW Community: I am writing in response to last week’s opinion piece published under the title “Faculty Bias an Issue at UW-W.” The op-ed grossly misrepresented my actions, words, and beliefs. It quoted a single sentence from an e-mail that I sent to faculty in the College...

Faculty bias an issue at UW-W

September 18, 2014

Sept. 17 2014 Many of us are familiar with the story from last semester of a student who recorded a guest lecturer’s outrageous rant in his Individual and Society class. The lecturer, Eyon Biddle, was caught on camera openly bashing Governor Scott Walker and those that voted for him. He blamed the...

Faculty Senate responds to classroom recording

Faculty Senate responds to classroom recording

April 2, 2014

By Alexandria Zamecnik April 2, 2014   The UW-Whitewater Faculty Senate unanimously passed a resolution on March 11 to prohibit students from recording in class and other curricular activities without the expressed permission of the instructor and notification to all students in class. The...

Letter to the Editor: Biddle’s comments unfairly criticized

March 13, 2014

The characterization by Fox News of the events reported on in the Royal Purple's March 5 article "From UW-W classroom to national media” suggests that something inappropriate happened in the classroom.  In citing the UW System policy on political campaign activities, the Royal Purple writer...

Letter to the Editor: Brooks vs. Biddle

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 Like many others on campus, I am troubled by the incident involving former Milwaukee county supervisor Eyon Biddle’s visit to Monique Liston’s general education class, but perhaps for different reasons than some. Liston had asked Biddle to speak to the topic of power and politics,...

Column: Videotaping speaker unnecessary and borderline unethical

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 Commentary by Lucas Wimmer Recently, a speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus stirred controversy and garnered national attention, but should this have been an issue? Freshman Kyle Brooks was the student who recorded the speaker in his Individual and Society...

Letter to the Editor: Kyle Brooks speaks on his decision to videotape speaker

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 I am writing to discuss the viral video I took of a recent lecture in my GenEd 130, in which candidate for Milwaukee alderman Eyon Biddle is featured speaking about Republican racism and “white rage.” First, I want to point out that Mr. Biddle is a candidate for public office, as...

Guest speaker cites ‘white rage’ in 2010 elections

Guest speaker cites ‘white rage’ in 2010 elections

March 5, 2014

Student captures controversial comments by guest speaker March 5, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   A speaker whose comments stirred up controversy in a general education class has pushed the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater into the national spotlight. Former Milwaukee county supervisor...

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