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‘Come alive, April five’ main emphasis of Reverend Jesse Jackson’s visit

March 31, 2011

Popular civil rights activist Jesse Jackson spoke to UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff Tuesday night, emphasizing the importance of voting, especially in the upcoming April 5 election. “Come alive April five” was Jackson’s go-to saying throughout his talk as he looked to motivate...

Student dies over weekend

March 30, 2011

Sophomore Tyler Pierce, 20, died over the weekend in his hometown of Monroe, Wis. No foul play is suspected. Pierce was survived by an older brother, Josh, and younger sister, Aly. A huge sports fan, Pierce had the Packers “G” logo tattooed on his back. He also played baseball, basketball and...

Faculty march to Madison to deliver letter

March 30, 2011

Sometimes it takes great measures to get your point across to someone with different beliefs. Several UW-Whitewater faculty and staff members decided it would take a measure such as a 42-mile hike to Madison to deliver a letter addressing Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill and proposed biennial...

Carlson remodeling an ‘important change’ for university

March 30, 2011

Some know Carlson Hall as the campus building that has sat empty for almost two years since the inception of Hyland Hall. However, Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-2013 capital budget proposal calls for a $17 million makeover to the former home of the College of Business and Economics, and a total of $35...

Student government presidential elections happening this week

March 25, 2011

Whitewater Student Government will have its annual presidential elections 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the University Center. Sophomore Patrick Johnson, a bachelor of the arts major and entrepreneurship minor, will run for president with freshman John Jensen, a political science major...

Staff member running marathon to raise money

March 16, 2011

Inspired by members of the Delta Zeta sorority at their 5K race in 2009, iCIT staff member Thomas Paull has decided to compete in the Boston Marathon April 18. Delta Zeta was raising money for the Painted Turtle Camp, which is one of the 14 Hole in the Wall Camps. “These girls were really excited...

Earthquake, tsunami hit home

March 16, 2011

When an earthquake is strong enough to be read on a seismometer half way across the world, it’s obvious millions of people will be affected.   Whether it was the 8.9 magnitude earthquake centered just off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, or the tsunami that followed killing tens of thousands of people, parts of northeastern Japan were devastated by the natural disast...

City police chief retires after 18 years of service

March 16, 2011

Genetics play a large role in how someone turns out as they grow older. Certain things from athletic ability to looks can pass on to offspring through genes. For Police Chief Jim Coan of the Whitewater Police Department, wanting to be part of a law enforcement agency has always run in the family. Coan...

Zimride launched at UW-W

March 16, 2011

In an effort to become a more sustainable campus and eliminate a few problems, UW-Whitewater launched a car-sharing network called Zimride Monday. Senior Chad Neerhof, university services director for Whitewater Student Government, along with Sustainability Coordinator Wes Enterline and Promotions...

Capital budget includes money for Carlson Hall renovation

March 16, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker has proposed spending $1.1 billion in his capital budget on building projects over the next two years, including $17 million to renovate Carlson Hall. Walker’s proposal would be a 28.8 percent decrease from the current capital budget.   Also occurring over the weekend was th...

Students, faculty hold rally outside Hyer Hall today

March 10, 2011

About 40 students, faculty and staff members attended a rally at noon today outside Hyer Hall in response to the the state senate and assembly's legislative action in recent days. The P.E.A.C.E. organization on campus hosted the event in collaboration with Assistant Professor Eric Compas and Professor...

Proposed budget affects university, city

March 8, 2011

From $834 million in cuts to K-12 education to putting hundreds of millions of dollars into state highway projects, most people, businesses and cities could be greatly affected by Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget, including the city of Whitewater and the university. UW-Whitewater The part of the budget t...

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