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CSU provost tapped for UW-W post

CSU provost tapped for UW-W post

February 23, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 24, 2016 Chancellor Beverly Kopper announced UW-Whitewater’s selection for the position of provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs last week Tuesday. UW-W selected Susan Elrod out of the four remaining candidates following campus forums held for each finalist during the first two weeks of February. She will take over th...

Debate allows students to make their voices heard

February 16, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal, Andrew Eppen and Emily Lepkowski Feb. 17, 2016 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) were the only two candidates on stage at the Democratic primary debate on Feb. 11, but that didn’t stop past and present UW students from fighting to h...

CDC’s alcohol guidelines are an insult to women

CDC’s alcohol guidelines are an insult to women

February 16, 2016

Feb. 16, 2016 If you missed the familiar feeling of the government telling a woman how she should behave and what she shouldn’t do, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had your back in recent weeks. In what seemed like a good-hearted attempt to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Sudden...

Young journalist finds place on News Team

Young journalist finds place on News Team

February 16, 2016

Feb. 16, 2016 If someone told me I would be covering a national event as huge as a Democratic Debate this early in my journalism career, I would have laughed. Not because it’s unimaginable, but because opportunities like these don’t happen easily for 18-year-olds.    I had no idea what to ex...

Democratic primary debate hosted at UW-Milwaukee

February 12, 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...

Online program ranked in top ten

February 9, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 10, 2016 UW-Whitewater’s online bachelor’s business degree program tied for seventh last month in a ranking of the best online programs in the nation. Tied with Daytona State College (Florida), Ohio State University–Columbus and Oregon State University, the ranking fro...

College love: only a swipe away?

February 9, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 10, 2016 The pressure’s on. Walmart’s aisles have transformed from the leftover holiday misfit toys to pink and red boxes of chocolate and teddy bears holding hearts with the sappy “I love you” message boyfriends and girlfriends can’t reiterate in person. As the d...

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 ...

Physics program recognized by national institution

February 2, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 3, 2016 Having a graduating class of 10 students would be troubling for some departments at UW-Whitewater, but it was enough to name the university as one of the top physics-degree granting institutions. The recognition was awarded to UW-W late last year by the American Institute...

New strategic plan calls for a ‘blank slate’

February 2, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 3, 2016 The changing demographics of the campus – a shift in the number of underrepresented students and non-traditional students – and the reduction in state funding from 60 percent in the late 90s to only 10 percent in fall 2015 calls for a “blank slate” for a new ...

UW-W professor, student, alumni publish work in journal Science

January 26, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Jan. 27, 2016   You have to feel just a “little bit stupid” in order to get published in a journal Science alongside some of the world’s smartest researchers and scientists. That’s how senior biology major Larry Williams felt during his summer undergraduate re...

Provost finalists announced

January 26, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Jan. 27, 2016   Chancellor Beverly Kopper announced the finalists for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for UW-Whitewater last week. The four finalists, which hail from Wisconsin colleges UW-W and UW-Stout and from as far away as I...

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