Royal Purple

Letter to the Editor: Governance, tobacco bans and the worker’s perspective

November 10, 2015

Nov. 10, 2015 The Royal Purple's coverage of a possible tobacco ban on campus is a fantastic example of how our current system does not work.  We are just shy of four years without a Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it shows. No matter what your political affiliation, it is clear that the experime...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Smoking ban infringes on personal liberties

October 27, 2015

Oct. 27, 2015 “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.” This quote from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. encompasses the essential idea of American liberty. If an individual action does not hurt another, then it ought to be of no concern to the public. The universi...

WSG President addresses student tobacco policy vote

November 6, 2014

Dear Students, Thank you for sharing your opinion. For the past three years, WSG has been participating in addressing the issue of reducing tobacco use on campus. Members of WSG have volunteered numerous hours on committees and task forces to ascertain the best direction for campus on this issue. While...

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...

WSG meeting provides updates on proposed campus pond, possible tobacco ban, Anderson Library remodeling

April 3, 2012

A proposed water feature facing Hyland Hall is edging closer to full approval. “I would say it’s 98 percent official,” Whitewater Student Government Sen. Mary Morris said. “Everything is falling into place so far.” Morris said the Campus Landscaping & Planning Committee is going ...

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