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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. The idea of riding around for 30 hours in a bus packed with people to watch a game in Salem, Va., seemed like it could be a huge waste...

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. But Walker stressed throughout his speech that the...

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. The bill passed through the assembly with a vote of 51-17, with 28 representatives not voting at all. All Democrats that were present...

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. The project will include a two-level building, Athletic Director Paul Plinske said. The upper level will be on the top part of the bleachers that are already...

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. This was one of a few things discussed at a meeting with Gov. Scott Walker that included many top officials from the 13 UW System four-year universities. UW-Madison Chancellor...

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. Senior Megan Kiehl and junior Carly Viso, who are part of the “Current Topics in Health and Wellness” class, taught by Professor Ann Garvin,...

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 Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill. Chants, such as “Kill that bill,” “Stop the bill,” “Stop the hate,” “Don’t let Walker legislate,” “Hey hey, ho ho, Scott Walker has got to go,” and “The people united will never be d...

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. However, two general access computer labs are not accessible as of Thursday morning due to the floods. Greg Swanson, the director of facilities...

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 ...

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