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Rep. Vruwink, Sen. Ringhand hold listening forum

Sen. Janis Ringhand listens to Rep. Don Vruwink’s take on segregated fees and the impact on universities. Sen. Ringhand and Vruwink held two other sessions in downtown Whitewater to hear student and community voices.
March 8, 2017

Rep. Don Vruwink (D-Milton) and Sen. Janis Ringhand (D- Evansville) stopped at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater University Center on Monday for their first of three listening sessions in Whitewater,...

Biennial budget proposes tuition cut, SUFAC changes

February 15, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker released the 2017-19 biennial budget for the State of Wisconsin last week. In a change of pace from the prior budget cycle where the University of Wisconsin System received $250 million...

UW-W Republicans host Gov. Walker

Scott Walker speaks to a full room of students to kick of the first UW College Republicans meeting of the spring semester. Walker focused on economic issues that face college students as well as Wisconsin.
January 25, 2017

Addressing issues of college affordability, employment prospects and other economic issues facing Wisconsin college students, Scott Walker spoke to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College Republicans...

Benefits of Walker tuition proposal unknown for UW-W

Gov. Scott Walker gives his State of the State address to Wisconsin legislators earlier this month. With a theme of “working and winning for Wisconsin,” Walker announced plans for a third UW tuition freeze and an unspecified cut for in-state students for the ’17-19 state biennial budget during his address.
Upcoming budget will provide insight on student, campus impact
January 25, 2017

In his seventh State of the State address earlier this month, Gov. Scott Walker promised that the upcoming ’17-19 state biennial budget wouldn’t just include a third UW System tuition freeze, but also...

Resident tuition freeze delays inevitable

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The cost of college education is high and going up – especially if you’re a nonresident undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Whitewater. Next semester,...

Budget cuts 40 positions, 42 courses

April 19, 2016

Information compiled by Nathan Kober April 20, 2016   Faculty and program cuts are on the way for UW System colleges, according to a report from the Board of Regents. The portion of the report...

Regents approve tuition raise

April 12, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 13, 2016   There’s plenty of differences between college tuition hikes and a campus climate task force, but at the most recent UW System Board of Regents meeting,...

Sexual assault law won’t change police policy

April 12, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 13, 2016   A bill protecting sexual assault victims and bystanders on college campuses – a piece of legislation Gov. Scott Walker says is a “commitment to supporting...

Battle for the midwest: Wisconsin becomes focus for presidential hopefuls

Battle for the midwest: Wisconsin becomes focus for presidential hopefuls
March 30, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 30, 2016 With its bordering neighbor states already won by different candidates, Wisconsin is the next battle ground for the five remaining presidential candidates. On...

Behind the gavel: The newest 13 UW System Regents

March 30, 2016

By Nathan Kober March 30, 2016   In recent years, the UW System Board of Regents has added some new faces in the years since Gov. Scott Walker has stepped into his role. Those faces are Walker...

Democratic primary debate hosted at UW-Milwaukee

February 11, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 11, 2016   Just days after the New Hampshire caucus, the two remaining Democratic candidates held their sixth presidential primary debate in the heart of the midwest. Former...

Dems talk tuition: Legislators address ‘crisis-level’ debt concerns

February 2, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 3, 2016 Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold held a roundtable discussion for the UW-W College Democrats on Jan. 26, a day after Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) introduced the “Higher...

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