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A national championship experience

March 21, 2012
This past weekend, I had the privilege of being a part of history at UW-Whitewater when the men’s basketball team made a remarkable run to a national championship.

Walker looks toward future in budget address

March 2, 2011
It’s all about the future. That was the general theme of Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year $59.2 billion budget proposal he gave Tuesday inside the Capitol State Assembly in Madison. Walker addressed a slew of issues that ranged from UW Madison splitting off from the UW System and local job cuts.

Wynn, Nass help budget-repair bill pass through assembly

February 26, 2011
Rep. Evan Wynn, R-Whitewater, and Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, were two of the 51 Republicans who voted to pass Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill on Friday.

Softball complex to receive new building for 2012 season

February 23, 2011
The Board of Regents finalized a $650,000 construction project with the building commission last week to enhance the current softball complex.

UW-Madison proposal could affect other four year campuses

February 23, 2011
The possibility of UW-Madison breaking off from the UW System could have ripple, if not wave, effects on UW-Whitewater.

Class looks to help educate teenage Afghani girls

February 23, 2011
To most Americans, going through middle and high school is part of the norm. To children in many impoverished countries, schooling is somewhat of a dream.

Protests occur at UW-Whitewater Thursday afternoon

February 17, 2011
About 175 students, faculty and staff gathered at noon Thursday between McGraw and Heide Halls to protest Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill. Signs that read “Workers rights are human rights” and “Care about educators like they care for your child” were held high by several protestors.

Classes on schedule after flood tears through Upham Hall

February 10, 2011
One day after a flood ripped through Upham Hall Wednesday night due to a water pipe bursting, all classes are being held as scheduled in the building. Two general access computer labs are not accessible as of Thursday morning.

Whitewater loses an icon: Kachel was key asset to campus development

February 10, 2011
As buildings and different aspects of campus are upgraded, some may wonder where the money comes from to construct such things during tough economical times. While state and national governments face massive debts, UW-Whitewater is still able to improve the looks and functions of its campus. Without the help of David L. Kachel, the UW-Whitewater campus would not look like it does today. Kachel died last Thursday at the age of 83.
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