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Letter to the Editor: Incident reporting left unclear

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 Last week’s memo announcing the Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form takes us one step closer toward the erasure of prejudice. Huzzah. With this new protocol, perhaps now offending students won’t feel compelled to issue tearful videotaped confessions of their alleged crimes. However, ...

Faculty respond to tenure changes

February 9, 2016

By Nathan Kober Feb. 10, 2016   Policy changes granting UW campus administrators the ability to fire staff with tenure was approved by the education committee of the UW System Board of Regents on Feb. 5, at UW-Madison. The changes are part of the 2015-7 biennial state budget which removed tenu...

Shared governance demonstration voices student frustration

Shared governance demonstration voices student frustration

October 29, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 28, 2015   “I’ll light up, let’s march,” senior Rob Emmett told 19 sign-holding demonstrators before leading the students around the University Center water feature at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26.  The demonstration was meant to show “that shared governance needs to be re...

Whitewater Student Government hires new director

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Brad Allen Former Whitewater Student Government (WSG) Intergovernmental Affairs Director Jon Fera has recently moved on from his position, leaving the position to Michael Heck, the newly hired director. Fera said he was offered an internship which pertained more to his major than his...

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...

LEAP program lets students, faculty make changes to campus

LEAP program lets students, faculty make changes to campus

November 13, 2013

By Lucas Wimmer Carmen McCray’s expectation in coming to UW-Whitewater was to have school change her, not for her to change the school. That is exactly what happened to McCray, however, with the help of the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) program. The LEAP program is campus...

Advising Report gets update

Advising Report gets update

May 8, 2013

  The advising report will undergo a complete renovation and will be available for all students beginning June 3 on Whitewater Information Network for Students. Registrar Jodi Hare and Provost Beverly Kopper have presented the new academic advising report to Whitewater Student Government,...

WSG campus redistricting act requires student vote

October 24, 2012

  Students can vote to redistrict campus for Whitewater Student Government because of legislation recently passed by the Senate. Currently, WSG has four districts: Drumlin, which represents students on the west side of campus; Esker, representing students on the east side; Off-Campus and At-Large,...

Parking resolution voted down at last faculty senate meeting of school year

May 9, 2012

A resolution presented by the Parking Study Committee was voted down at the final faculty senate meeting before the end of the semester. The resolution stated that beginning in the fall semester 2012, faculty-only parking spaces should be designated in parking lots adjacent to all academic buildings...

Faculty Senate looks at more potential growth

February 22, 2012

Change was the theme at last Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. The centerpiece of that discussion was the growth agenda performance proposal, which UW System President Kevin Reilly had asked the universities to draft. The proposal is still purely discussion at this point, but its main focus is to inc...

Faculty Senate raises concerns over limited available parking

February 1, 2012

Parking issues on the UW-Whitewater campus never seem to go away. Professors James Hartwick and Elizabeth Kim brought concerns to the Faculty Senate Dec. 13 about faculty and staff having to walk long distances to the buildings they work in. As a possible solution, the Facutly Senate included in their agenda that they would want a separate parking lot just for fac...

Faculty, staff ‘appalled’ by bill

February 23, 2011

Some UW-Whitewater faculty and staff have written a statement about Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill. The statement was sent out last Wednesday. The statement says faculty and staff are “appalled” by Walker’s bill, which would further cut benefits as soon as April. Faculty and staff...

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