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Classroom Mandatory Participation Policy

Classroom Mandatory Participation Policy

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

October 5, 2016

Everyone has been there. There is always one professor each semester that has a mandatory participation policy. When participation factors into a student’s final grade, there is a feeling of pressure to contribute something useful to the conversation. What if the student has nothing to contribute? T...

Letter to the Editor: Work together; take back UW-System

March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 When Scott Walker won the recall election in 2012, I said that if he were to be reelected in 2014 he would then attack the professors and tenure. One professor laughed, saying that he wouldn’t dare. When the Classified Staff Advisory Council (now the University Staff Council) began, I told the...

Letter to the Editor: Politicians don’t belong in UW-System

February 23, 2016

Feb. 23, 2016 The response by Sen. Steve Nass to Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s message to the campus community is a perfect example of why politicians need to stay far away from the inner workings of the UW-System. The chancellor, along with the rest of us employees, has a duty to keep the campus community a...

Letter to the Editor: Desired outcome of tobacco ban trumps public input

November 3, 2015

Nov. 3, 2015 Like at least a few others, I was caught off-guard by the recent approval of the initiative to ban tobacco from campus. Incidentally, I may have also been one of a few to note the irony of an internal shared governance violation at this point in our university’s history. Nevertheless, the proc...

Smoking-ban committee terminated at WSG meeting

November 12, 2012

  The special committee formed  by the Whitewater Student Government in April 2012 to draft the smoking-ban proposal was terminated Oct. 29, since no motion was made to continue the committee. WSG Sen. Jeffrey Winther made the motion to create the committee in April.  According to Winther’s...

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