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Chancellor search narrows to finalist

May 6, 2015

May 6th, 2015 By Michael Riley The long-standing idiom ‘passing the torch’ will become a reality this summer as UW-Whitewater has five finalists to replace the retiring Chancellor Richard Telfer. UW System President Ray Cross announced the finalists last week Friday with each candidate participating...

Future of UW-W in budget’s hands

February 12, 2015

By Alexandria Zamecnik Feb. 11, 2015 After Gov. Scott Walker proposed his 2015-17 biennial budget on Feb. 3, many questions arose as to what would happen with the University of Wisconsin System. If the budget would pass as proposed, $300 million would be cut from the UW System over the course...

Whitewater Student Government hires new director

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Brad Allen Former Whitewater Student Government (WSG) Intergovernmental Affairs Director Jon Fera has recently moved on from his position, leaving the position to Michael Heck, the newly hired director. Fera said he was offered an internship which pertained more to his major than his...

Tobacco-Free Resolution fails to pass through Whitewater Student Government

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The Tobacco-Free Campus Resolution failed to pass through the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) senate, with a vote of 5-13 with 4 abstentions. The resolution says the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will develop a voluntary compliance system...

Student government a necessity at all universities

Student government a necessity at all universities

April 9, 2014

With tuition rates and student loan interest rates as high as they are, students deserve to have a say in the policies and procedures of the university they attend. Unfortunately, UW-Milwaukee has recently taken steps that reduce its student body’s collective voice. After allegedly having issues...

Seven votes decides WSG election

Seven votes decides WSG election

March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Nathan Perry and Lucas Tomachek won the Whitewater Student Government election by only 7 votes. The unofficial totals have Perry/Tomachek with 239 votes while Emmett/Ziolkowski received 232. Only 3.9 percent of the student body voted in the election. Perry/Tomachek...

Referendum removed from WSG ballot

Referendum removed from WSG ballot

March 19, 2014

  March 19, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The Whitewater Student Government election ballot offers more than just two slates running against each other. Before the WSG Senate meeting on March 17, two non-binding referendums were to be placed on the ballot. Non-binding referendums...

Student government candidates engage in debate

Student government candidates engage in debate

March 16, 2014

March 16, 2014   By Vesna Brajkovic   After a close-call with disqualification, the Nathan Perry and Lucas Tomachek were able to attend the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) 2014-2015 Presidential Election Debate against candidates Rob Emmett and Thomas Ziolkowski on March 11...

Organizations team up for social awareness

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic   Six different groups, normally with six different missions, will team up for a week to share one common goal: awareness. Justice Week, which started March 10 and runs through March 13, is a collaborative event of several of the justice organizations...

WSG appeal puts slate back on ballot

WSG appeal puts slate back on ballot

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic   The Perry/Tomachek slate successfully appealed to the Whitewater Student Government WSG on March 10, after being disqualified from the election ballot on March 6, due to missing signatures. Nathan Perry and Lucas Tomachek were two signatures short...

Businesses find an advertising platform

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Rumasa Noor Student Chamber of Commerce (SCoC) is an organization that connects students and small businesses in the Whitewater area. It provides a platform for small businesses to advertise on campus. UW-Whitewater is the only school in Wisconsin to have this program within the...

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