Royal Purple

‘No matter who won, we lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

December 2, 2016


Filed under News

  At 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, tears were shed, emotions were raw and jaws were picked up off the floor, as Republican nominee Donald Trump surpassed the projected 270 electoral college vote to be deemed the country’s President-elect in an upset victory against opponent Hillary Clinton. It’s...

Forums offer campus climate solutions

Forums offer campus climate solutions

March 30, 2016


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By Kimberly Wethal and Maddy Scheel March 30, 2016 The UW-Whitewater Campus Culture Working Group discussed  short- and long-term plans for campus betterment during open forums   the week before spring break. The forums were the result of the Feb. 23 Action Forum and feedback from students, faculty an...

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco task force promotes health

November 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Nov. 3, 2015 Last week, Kyle Brooks raised concerns about the proposed recommendation to have a tobacco-free campus. I hope to respond to some of those concerns by providing information about the Chancellor’s Tobacco Policy Task Force and the rationale behind the current recommendation. In 2013, Ch...

Letter to the Editor: Smoking ban infringes on personal liberties

October 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Oct. 27, 2015 “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.” This quote from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. encompasses the essential idea of American liberty. If an individual action does not hurt another, then it ought to be of no concern to the public. The universi...

Faculty Senate responds to classroom recording

Faculty Senate responds to classroom recording

April 2, 2014


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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...

Letter to the Editor: Liston not at fault in Brooks case

March 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

March 19, 2014 While the events described in the Royal Purple article, “From UW-W classroom to national media,” raise a number of concerns for me about academic freedom, I am compelled to address here the implication in the article that the instructor in question, Monique Liston, did something...

Letter to the Editor: Brooks vs. Biddle

March 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

March 12, 2014 Like many others on campus, I am troubled by the incident involving former Milwaukee county supervisor Eyon Biddle’s visit to Monique Liston’s general education class, but perhaps for different reasons than some. Liston had asked Biddle to speak to the topic of power and politics,...

Column: Videotaping speaker unnecessary and borderline unethical

March 12, 2014


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March 12, 2014 Commentary by Lucas Wimmer Recently, a speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus stirred controversy and garnered national attention, but should this have been an issue? Freshman Kyle Brooks was the student who recorded the speaker in his Individual and Society...

Letter to the Editor: Kyle Brooks speaks on his decision to videotape speaker

March 12, 2014


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March 12, 2014 I am writing to discuss the viral video I took of a recent lecture in my GenEd 130, in which candidate for Milwaukee alderman Eyon Biddle is featured speaking about Republican racism and “white rage.” First, I want to point out that Mr. Biddle is a candidate for public office, as...

Guest speaker cites ‘white rage’ in 2010 elections

Guest speaker cites ‘white rage’ in 2010 elections

March 5, 2014


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Student captures controversial comments by guest speaker March 5, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   A speaker whose comments stirred up controversy in a general education class has pushed the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater into the national spotlight. Former Milwaukee county supervisor...

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