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College Democrats host forum with gubernatorial candidates

May 2, 2012

With the Wisconsin Democratic recall primary set for May 8, the UW-Whitewater College Democrats hosted a “successful” Democratic candidate forum last Wednesday, according to College Democrats Chair Bryant Plank. Plank said the group put a lot of work into making sure the event was noteworthy. “It was about a two-month process to set everything up and finalize all...

Judgment on Walker should wait until 2014

April 5, 2012

The recall against Gov. Scott Walker has some of Wisconsin’s and America’s core principles at stake. When you elect an official, you’re stuck with them. Sometimes it’s a harsh and unfortunate truth.However, some citizens of the state of Wisconsin have pushed for another election for governor,...

Wisconsin will shine in political spotlight this year

February 16, 2012

With a population of about 5.7 million people in Wisconsin, it’s easy to get lost in the grand scope of things relative to other larger states. This year, Wisconsin will get its day to shine. The state is going to play a major role in the politics of the United States. We are on the cusp of a...

Gov. Walker speaks in Whitewater about the 400 jobs Generac created

November 8, 2011

Monday morning the CEO of Generac Power Systems, Aaron Jagdfeld, announced the planned creation of more than 400 jobs over the next year. Gov. Scott Walker was at the Whitewater plant to help make the announcement. Most of the new jobs, from entry level to management, will be in Whitewater, Wauke...

Walker visits Whitewater Generac plant, company announces 400 new jobs

November 7, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker was at Generac Power Systems in Whitewater this morning where CEO Aaron Jagdfeld announced the creation of more than 400 jobs over the next year. Most of the new jobs, from entry level to management, will be in Whitewater, Waukesha, and Eagle. The others will be at Magnum Pro...

Campus must push sustainability

April 20, 2011

With state officials planning extensive cuts and policy changes in regards to recycling programs statewide, it’s important UW-Whitewater stands strong as a leader in sustainability. Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-2013 budget proposal would remove a mandate requiring local communities to run recycling programs a...

Inspiring march for their rights

April 6, 2011

With our years at UW-Whitewater being a time of growth and maturation for many of us, we often look to faculty and staff members as role models. We look to them to not only guide us in our studies, but in life as well. When associate professor James Hartwick and assistant professor of geology and...

Letters to the Editor

March 30, 2011

Faculty letter to legislators in Madison The following unedited letter to the editor was written by members of UW-Whitewater faculty. The letter was written to outline concerns in regards to the budget-repair bill and the actions being taken by Gov. Scott Walker and legislators in Madison. T...

Carlson remodeling an ‘important change’ for university

March 29, 2011

Some know Carlson Hall as the campus building that has sat empty for almost two years since the inception of Hyland Hall. However, Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-2013 capital budget proposal calls for a $17 million makeover to the former home of the College of Business and Economics, and a total of $35...

Funds must be kept for family planning

March 24, 2011

As students at UW-Whitewater, we are fortunate to have excellent family planning services available to aid us in times of need. However, the recently passed budget-repair bill will affect funding for family planning services offered to men and women with low to moderate incomes. Gov. Scott Walker’s...

Capital budget includes money for Carlson Hall renovation

March 15, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker has proposed spending $1.1 billion in his capital budget on building projects over the next two years, including $17 million to renovate Carlson Hall. Walker’s proposal would be a 28.8 percent decrease from the current capital budget.   Also occurring over the weekend was th...

Civilization: a product of education and experience

March 11, 2011

To begin, I must define the terms of discussion. Civilization refers to the quality of excellence in thought, manners and taste. Civilization and culture, knowledge and values shared by society are closely related. Education is  knowledge acquired by learning and instruction as well as the result...

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