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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...

Time to vote: The future depends on you

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 Attention all college students – the time is here. Your opportunity to help set your future in employment and life is NOW. A little history fact is that the life style of most of you students are the results of many years of unions that were determined to increase the wages, health,...

College Democrats’ chairperson supports Burke

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 As you are probably well aware of right now, election season is right around the corner with November 4th being designated as the big day where you get to decide the fate of several politicians who are looking to represent us, not only as residents of Wisconsin, but as residents of the...

UW-W student contends WSG’s decision

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 I am writing to inform you of my concerns with the tobacco policy that our campus currently has.  I do not agree with it and I wish it would change.  Recently WSG made it clear that they were opposed to the new policy that was proposed to make UW-Whitewater a tobacco free campus because...

WSG vote does not reflect students’ views

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 As a current student here at UW-Whitewater, I feel as though the opinions of the students as a whole were misrepresented by the decisions made by WSG in regards to the Tobacco Free Campus policy. The president of WSG has made it clear that he opposes the passing of the Tobacco Free Campus...

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