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Retired professor on smoking ban

Brian Kevin Beck, Emeritus Associate Professor, Languages & Literatures

November 16, 2016

As for a total University ban on smoking, all of the four reasons given (Letter, Nov. 9) are surely “well-meant,” but might also seem suspiciously-“problematic.”  Reasons given not the truer motivations of the ban-enthusiasts.  What might those subtler purposes be? And, can “critical thinking” (a goal of education)...

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...

Complete smoking ban not necessary for campus

November 9, 2011

Hundreds of colleges throughout the country have adopted new rules making their campuses either 100 percent smoke-free, or corralling the smokers into sectioned-off areas like animals. Fortunately our campus already has restrictions on smoking – don’t smoke within 25 feet of doorways – and this...

University should not butt-out smoking

April 27, 2011

Though health is always a concern for college students, a recent push to make UW-Whitewater a smoke-free campus is a little unreasonable and unrealistic. Last fall, students began informally meeting to collect information on making UW-Whitewater a smoke-free campus. Though these students efforts are a valiant effort to make U...

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