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Letter to the Editor: UW-W administration should be ashamed

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 The now closed sexual assault case has shed new light upon UW-Whitewater and its practices. Not the whole college party scene but rather the Athletic Department. Here at UW-W it is no joke that athletics are taken very seriously, after all we are the D3 Champions right? Football, Basketball,...

Letter to the Editor: RP reader responds to copy editor column

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 Boo-Hoo Justin Schultz! So you had a bad roommate, but why am I reading this “Facebook Status,” of a…well…to be honest, I do not have the slightest clue what this is. I read the Royal Purple to get news about what is going on with the school amongst other things that are relevant...

Letter to the Editor: Councilmember decries attendance for ‘A’

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 My name is Stephanie Abbott.  I am 24 years old and I graduated from UW-Whitewater in May 2013.  In November 2011, I was appointed to (and continue to hold a position with) the Whitewater Common Council, a position in which I represent many UW-Whitewater students. I am a conservative....

Practice critical thinking

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 The Paris terrorist attacks show that social problems badly need competent, “critical” thinking. But does current education (yours?) provide a robust repertoire? Like: Comprehensiveness: overlook nothing vital, see “both,” “all” sides—fair-mindedly… Beware propaganda—on...

Student disputes WSG decision to vote down smoking ban on campus

November 6, 2014

Dear Editor, I am a concerned student looking out for the health and well being on those within our campus community. I feel this is my obligation since it is my last semester to speak out and voice my opinion about why UW-Whitewater should be tobacco free. A tobacco-free policy will enhance...

WSG’s vote must be reconsidered

November 6, 2014

Dear Editor, Recently there has been a movement at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to become a tobacco-free campus. The WSG decided to vote against the university becoming tobacco free, even though according to the 2011 “Tobacco-Free Campus Interest Survey,” 71% of UWW students support...

Environment and health at risk without university-wide tobacco ban

November 6, 2014

Dear Editor, I am a senior at UWW and currently enrolled in the Health Message and Advocacy capstone course. The basis of our class is to help accelerate the policy of a tobacco free campus here at Whitewater. Through various guest speakers, conferences, and research it has been brought to my...

UW-W students respond to WSG President’s explanation

November 6, 2014

Mr. Perry, Thank you for the letter. However, prohibiting tobacco use on campus preserves everyone’s right to breathe clean air and learn in an environment that supports health for both smokers and non-smokers. In addition, there is no “right” to smoke under either state or federal law. Using...

WSG President addresses student tobacco policy vote

November 6, 2014

Dear Students, Thank you for sharing your opinion. For the past three years, WSG has been participating in addressing the issue of reducing tobacco use on campus. Members of WSG have volunteered numerous hours on committees and task forces to ascertain the best direction for campus on this issue. While...

Alumna encourages students to vote for referendum

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 I commend the RP for covering the 2nd gubernatorial debate in the Oct. 22nd issue of the paper.  I was also pleased to see the strong editorial about being an informed voter.    I would like to remind voters about a local referendum which will also be on the ballot on November 4th. As...

Emeritus professor negates letters against Burke

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 In the last month I have read two unanswered RP letters that were anti-Burke/pro-Walker. These letters deserve a response. The first letter (9/24) charged Burke with plagiarism. As a former English teacher, I am uncomfortable defending plagiarism, but, in this case, there really were...

Support offered to Burke’s side of the election

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 If Democrat candidate for governor Mary Burke were a Republican, she’d be the dream candidate in many ways – a woman with a Harvard business school degree and business savvy, with experience in expanding her family’s Trek Bicycle business.  The company employs 1000 Wisconsinites...

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