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Campus day of giving

Nathan Kober, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater held its first Day of Giving on Tuesday Nov. 8. The campaign was organized to support student programs on campus, including scholarships and undergraduate research, as well as faculty support. “Each donation funds vital student programming,” said Vice Cha...

The Great War lecture series and nationalism

Nathan Kober, News Writer

November 15, 2017

Associate Professor of Languages and Literature Hala Ghoneim spoke about the history of Arab nationalism and World War I on Monday, November 13. The lecture was part of the Fairhaven Lecture Series: Reflections on the Great War, which began on September 18 and ends on November 27. Ghnoeim’s le...

No more ‘kitten’ around

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

More than 50 cats will soon be able to return to their shelter in downtown Whitewater that was evacuated after a fire at Rosa’s Pizza at 180 W. Main St. on Oct. 7. The shelter, Touched by a Paw, is located in the back of the vintage clothing store Reflections of the Past. Both have been clos...

UW-W professor teaches war poetry

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Professor of Languages and Literature John McGuigan presented To Do and Die: World War I Poetry and the End of Victorian Progress Oct. 9, as part of the lecture series Reflections on the Great War, which runs through November at Fairhaven Senior Services. McGuigan’s lecture focused on the way The ...

Al Gore live streams Q&A with Whitewater students

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Two environmentalist student organizations on campus at UW-Whitewater livestreamed a Q&A session with former Vice President Al Gore, followed by Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” in Timmerman Auditorium, Thursday Oct. 26. Peace through Education, Activism and Creati...

Hotel proposed for west side

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

The Whitewater Planning and Architectural Review Commission approved a proposal to develop a hotel on Whitewater’s west side. If approved, a 45 ft. tall, three-story, 70-room  Fairfield by Marriott hotel will  be built at 1260 W. Main St., south of the former Sentry grocery store. Troy Hoekstra is...

New halls progress after years of delay

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved construction for a new residence hall at UW-Whitewater after  years of delays on Friday, April 7. The university expects construction to begin in April 2018 and the hall to open in fall 2019. At a building plan meeting in fall 2016, t...

Pulitzer prize-winning author addresses students

April 26, 2016

By Nathan Kober April 27, 2016   The powerful effect of climate change was the major topic of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert’s lecture for the Contemporary Issues Lecture Series at UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium. Her appearance was part of the annual lecture series sp...

Budget cuts 40 positions, 42 courses

April 19, 2016

Information compiled by Nathan Kober April 20, 2016   Faculty and program cuts are on the way for UW System colleges, according to a report from the Board of Regents. The portion of the report focusing on UW-Whitewater did not say how the campus will deal with the new cuts. According to...

Behind the gavel: The newest 13 UW System Regents

March 30, 2016

By Nathan Kober March 30, 2016   In recent years, the UW System Board of Regents has added some new faces in the years since Gov. Scott Walker has stepped into his role. Those faces are Walker appointees. Public records show many of them are campaign donors, and with many weaved into a web o...

Regents approve tenure changes

March 15, 2016

By Nathan Kober March 16, 2016   The UW System Board of Regents passed a new set of tenure policies on March 10, making it easier for campus administrators to fire faculty. The new policies came as part of the greater changes made to the UW system in Wisconsin’s 2015-17 biennial budget, ...

Action Forum pulls in high numbers of attendees

Action Forum pulls in high numbers of attendees

March 1, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Nathan Kober March 2, 2016 Freshman Ahmya Cheatham said it shouldn’t have taken a “Bloody Sunday” for students to rally together about race issues on campus at the Action Forum held last week. “The most comical and sad thing of it all is that it took a catastr...

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