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Students look to Adderall for increased grades

February 1, 2012

Nearly a third of UW-Whitewater students have illegally taken Adderall, but an alarming 51 percent have thought about taking the unprescribed drug at least once. UW-Whitewater Police Sgt. Faye Schouten said illegal amphetamine use is a growing problem on campus. “Once [amphetamine] is on campus,...

Whitewater approves new parking for Prince, Prairie streets

January 25, 2012

Whitewater City Council agreed Jan. 17 to construct a new fee system for on-street parking on North Prairie and North Prince streets. The council and UW-Whitewater formed a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, which calls for an agreement on construction costs and administration costs for parking ...

UW-W alumni donate $1 million for scholarships of the Janesville Promise Fund

January 18, 2012

Janesville high school students planning to attend UW-Whitewater got a big surprise last Tuesday when Alumni Quint and Rishy Studer announced their $1 million donation for scholarships to graduates of the Janesville area. Their creation of the Janesville Promise Fund will award $50,000 to the...

Budget lapse ‘very unlikely’ to create layoffs

December 14, 2011

The UW System has yet to hear a response to the memo they sent in October asking the Department of Administration for a more equitable approach to the statewide budget lapse. Currently, the UW System is being asked to pay $65.7 million, or 38 percent, of the $174.3 million budget lapse. The lapse is a one-time reduction to all state a...

Two UW-Whitewater students visit the White House

December 7, 2011

Two UW-Whitewater student entrepreneurs experienced last week a chance-of-a-lifetime invitation-only event at the White House. The event, which was sponsored by the national chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, invited only about 100 student entrepreneurs nationwide, with freshman Danie...

Whitewater sets increased water rates

November 29, 2011

Whitewater residents can expect to pay up to 46 percent more on their water bills to help offset the increased costs of water rates throughout the state. The city applied to the Public Service Commission on April 29 for authority to increase water rates. Approval was given by the committee earlier this month. The ...

Whitewater City Council officially adopts 2012 budget

November 22, 2011

Whitewater Common Council adopted the 2012 operating budget last Tuesday, in which citizens are faced with a half-percent increase in the tax levy. The budget was unanimously approved, although councilman Jim Olsen was not in attendance. The District 2 seat was not yet filled during the vote, although...

Protesters ‘Occupy Whitewater,’ opponents rally

November 22, 2011

Members of the UW-Whitewater community joined the Occupy Movement last Thursday to protest the disproportionate gap between the one percent and the 99 percent. The movement was organized by the UW-Whitewater College Democrats, Forward Whitewater, the student group PEACE and the American Dream movement. The protests began Thurs...

UW-W junior fills District 2 seat

November 17, 2011

UW-Whitewater junior Stephanie Abbott was appointed the District 2 seat of the Whitewater common council at Tuesday's council meeting. Competing against two UW-Whitewater students for the seat, Abbott was assigned the position after thorough consideration by the council. Abbott is replacing forme...

New Peace and Social Justice course begins next spring

November 16, 2011

A new course in the Peace and Social Justice minor, PAX 200, will be offered beginning next spring. The course will be taught by Professor Holly Denning. Various guest lecturers and learning opportunities, such as the Civil Rights spring break trip, will give students in the course substantial learning opportunities. The minor began last spring when political sci...

That’s what (S)HE said…

November 9, 2011

SHE SAID... Commentary by Kari Imberg A wise man once said: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Okay---so this “wise man” is my mom, but it just so happens that she’s right. Having lost a very close friend of mine in a battle over a guy, I say don’t risk it! You may be...

Student entrepreneurs win three awards at national competition

November 9, 2011

For the first time ever, UW-Whitewater Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization held a tuition raffle fundraiser, selling over $7,000 and profiting $2,000 of the sales. CEO continued their successes by winning three out of 11 awards at nationals on Oct. 27-29 in Dallas. They won Best Chapter Plan, Best...

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