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Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

Brad Allen and Nicole Aimone, Staff Reporter and Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2018


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A technical error with the campus-wide emergency warning system caused a false emergency alert to sound at approximately 3 p.m. on May 13. An alert was sent out campus-wide via email and broadcast in buildings and residence halls on campus at 3:11 p.m. saying, “There is an active threat to life sa...

Natural gas leak causes brief evacuations at UW-W campus

Natural gas leak causes brief evacuations at UW-W campus

February 6, 2018


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A natural gas leak near Starin Road caused brief evacuations from several campus buildings at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, university officials and campus police confirmed. Upham Hall, Ambrose Health Center and the University Bookstore were placed under evacuation orders just after 1 ...

Sounds saving lives

Sounds saving lives

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

April 13, 2017


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A safety alarm device created by California-based company ROBOCOPP offers one possible solution to deterring crime or violent encounters. The Sound Grenade – the world’s smallest and loudest alarm­ – is fairly simple. Users pull the pin at the top of the device, and a 120-decibel noise alarm...

New safety devices installed in classrooms

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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A new addition to classrooms at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers students and  faculty with extra safety during an emergency lockdown. Since December 2016, Faculties Planning and Management has begun installing immediate lockdown devices called Nightlock LockDown Door Barricades. Nightlocks are...

UW-W police services swears in newest officer

UW-W police services swears in newest officer

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

February 8, 2017


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Hawk, as a new canine team member of UW-Whitewater Police Services Department did solemnly swear to serve the community and uphold the law. With a paw dipped in ink, Hawk left his footprint on a formal document during his inauguration ceremony on Jan. 31 in the UW-Whitewater University Center. Dozens of s...

WSG holds sexual assualt forum

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

December 3, 2016


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At a Whitewater Student Government (WSG) town hall meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, campus police and student leaders met to discuss sexual assault prevention and reporting strategies. The major focus of discussion was an increase in email notifications sent to students in response to sexual assaults, including t...

UW-W police services release emergency notification app

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

UW-Whitewater Police Services recently launched a new emergency announcement broadcasting platform through InformaCast’s mobile app, with the intent to release information as quick as possible in the event of emergencies on campus. “Our mass emails and speaker systems still work phenomenally, but...

Sexual assault law won’t change police policy

April 12, 2016


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By Kimberly Wethal April 13, 2016   A bill protecting sexual assault victims and bystanders on college campuses – a piece of legislation Gov. Scott Walker says is a “commitment to supporting survivors” – is a “moot point” to UW-Whitewater Police Services Chief Matthew Kiederl...

Bill proposal to allow guns in UW buildings

October 21, 2015


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By Kimberly Wethal Oct. 21, 2015   A bill introduced last week would allow concealed carry inside the buildings and athletic complexes of all UW System campuses – but it doesn’t come without concerns from UW-Whitewater and UW System officials and legislators from around the state. R...

Arrests of alcohol, drugs drop on campus

October 14, 2015


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By Alexandria Zamecnik Oct. 14, 2015   When Chief of the UW-Whitewater Police Services Department Matthew Kiederlen looked at the numbers for 2014, he didn’t see anything that surprised or shocked him. There has been a steady decrease in arrests for liquor (19.8 percent) and drug (14.3 pe...

Safety comes first for campus cyclists

October 7, 2015


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Oct. 7, 2015 By Shakeva Oliver   Bicycles on the roadway are, by law, vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. Cyclists must obey all signs and signals and yield just like other drivers. Cyclists can take several precautions to prevent falling or crashing...

Head to head: Whitewater Student Government candidates debate day before election

March 11, 2015


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  March 11, 2015 Josh Hafemeister Vesna Brajkovic   Among last night’s participants in the Whitewater Student Government presidential debate, the audience included several members of the Black Student Union (BSU), whose weekly meeting was rescheduled in favor of attending the...

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