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Rep. Vruwink, Sen. Ringhand hold listening forum

Rep. Vruwink, Sen. Ringhand hold listening forum

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

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, where students and community members took part in an open discussion about the upcoming budget. V...

Biennial budget proposes tuition cut, SUFAC changes

Kimberly Wethal, Co Editor-in Chief

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 less in funding, Walker is now proposing to fund the public higher education system by an increas...

UW-W Republicans host Gov. Walker

UW-W Republicans host Gov. Walker

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

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 Monday Jan. 23. Walker also spoke to the audience about the future of the Wisconsin GOP and his...

Benefits of Walker tuition proposal unknown for UW-W

Benefits of Walker tuition proposal unknown for UW-W

Kimberly Wethal, Co Editor-In-Chief

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 a tuition cut for in-state students. Until the budget numbers are released around mid-February,...

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, nonresident UW-W students can expect their tuition to raise by 3.4 percent, about $500. For...

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 focusing on UW-Whitewater did not say how the campus will deal with the new cuts. According to...

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, one of those differences became the length of discussion. The Regents spent a considerable amount of time near...

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 survivors” – is a “moot point” to UW-Whitewater Police Services Chief Matthew Kiederl...

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 the GOP side, there’s 42 delegates at stake. Minnesota to the west went to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), whose campaign was suspended following a...

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 appointees. Public records show many of them are campaign donors, and with many weaved into a web o...

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 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) discussed their di...

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 Ed/Lower Debt” bill, a measure co-written by Rep. Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton), making it evident ...

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