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AAUP Chapter says Evers will improve quality of UW System

Elena Levy-Navarro, Vice President of UW-Whitewater AAUP Chapter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We, the UW-W chapter of the AAUP join the AFT-WI, in endorsing Tony Evers for Governor of Wisconsin.  As professionals dedicated to the university and our students, we write to urge you to vote in the upcoming election for governor. The future of the university system depends on who is elected, and the ...

Gov. Walker’s reform lacks transparency

Gov. Walker’s reform lacks transparency

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) announced a major welfare reform program last week. This program is a combination of what he says will be the best way to combat the abuse of welfare programs and older welfare reform programs from Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-Wisconsin) and other states. The plan called ‘W...

Top Stories for the Week of January 25th!

January 24, 2017


Filed under Multimedia

Welcome back to the new semester! Check out this week's top stories of the Royal Purple. It includes new stories, new editors, and more fun!

New Campus dorm project approved

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under News

Construction of a new residential hall at UW-Whitewater will begin after 3 years of delays with hopes of opening by Fall 2019. Although the building is still in the early design phase, The Director of University Housing Frank Bartlett said the University has all the authority it needs from the state to begi...

UW-W enters year with budget surplus

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

October 7, 2016


Filed under News

Last year, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater officials were facing an unbalanced budget situation and were anticipating a necessary $1 million dip into cash reserves just to keep instruction going during the 2016-17 academic year. However, just a few weeks into the academic year, Vice Chancellor fo...

State legislators combat addiction epidemic

April 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

April 12, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines in an attempt to rein in the prescribing of opioid painkillers to address chronic pain. The guidelines came in response to more than 165,000 overdose deaths, along with...

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

March 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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...

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

March 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

March 8, 2016 When it comes to politics, I identify as a Democrat. If I had to guess, I’d say I agree with 80 to 85 percent of liberal philosophies.  I believe climate change is a big threat to our future, I think we need tougher and stricter gun laws and I’m against the death penalty. ...

Drug testing for welfare a waste of tax dollars

November 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Nov. 17, 2015 Gov. Scott Walker recently approved an administrative rule that will allow the state to drug test people who receive public benefits. The rule took effect on Nov. 9 and has brought our state one step closer to requiring welfare applicants to take a drug...

On the chopping block: $250 million cut to UW System means $5.8 million loss for UW-W

September 30, 2015


Filed under News

By Kimberly Wethal News Editor Emily Lepkowski Staff Editor While the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater didn’t lose the most money when the state budget was finalized (UW-Madison shouldered the largest loss with a reduction of $52.8 million), UW-W saw the amount of state assistance for educat...

Small balls pose big threat

Small balls pose big threat

September 23, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

By Amber Levenhagen Sept. 23, 2015 They’re small, they’re plastic, they clog our teeth and local water systems, and they exist in hundreds of commonly sold beauty and health products. Microbeads are everywhere but hopefully soon, they won’t be. Microbeads are synthetic pieces of plastic tha...

State budget causes waves in higher education

May 6, 2015


Filed under News

May 6th, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik Weeks away from leaving the Joint Finance Committee and even being signed into law, the 2015-17 biennial budget is already causing waves in the higher education world. "If the budget is enacted as proposed, UW-Whitewater would have a budget reduction of $6.4...

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