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UW-W should refund or waive housing and meal plan fees

March 13, 2020

As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread colleges, including UWW, have told students to pack up and go home for an extended spring break before a mandatory few weeks of online classes. This is a totally understandable and reasonable handling the situation however one has to ask, What about the money tha...

Residence halls will remain open

March 13, 2020

Hello Everyone, University Housing will remain open during the extended Spring Break and after that. Any and all residents that would like to stay on campus and remain in your rooms during this time are welcome to. There will be information soon from the campus about dining hours and locations duri...

Big hall on campus

Big hall on campus

Scout Springgate, Managing Editor

September 2, 2019

As students begin the annual migration to campus, many will be greeted by the recently  completed residence hall welcoming them with open arms. The new residence hall, which broke ground directly west of Fischer Hall in April 2018, features a unique “suite-like” design to its rooms. This design ...

‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression

‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression

Hannah Schultz, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

   A haunting experience once again arrived on the UW-Whitewater campus in the wake of the Halloween season.    UW-W hosted its annual diversity experience called Boxes & Walls, which many have described as “enlightening” and “life-changing.”    Instead of the blood, guts and gore of a t...

Summer progress keeps res hall timeline

A rendering of the new residence hall being constructed between Goodhue and Fischer Halls. The building is set to open in fall 2019 and will feature pod-style bedroom design.

Shannan Lojeski, Assistant News Editor

September 3, 2018

Construction of a new residence hall near the visitors center on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus is scheduled to continue this school year with completion in time for student occupancy for the 2019-20 academic year.   During the last six months, construction crews have been laying th...

New halls progress after years of delay

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved construction for a new residence hall at UW-Whitewater after  years of delays on Friday, April 7. The university expects construction to begin in April 2018 and the hall to open in fall 2019. At a building plan meeting in fall 2016, t...

UW-W enters year with budget surplus

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

October 7, 2016

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...

Hoverboards banned on campus due to safety concerns

January 26, 2016

By Emily Lepkowski Jan. 27, 2016   UW-Whitewater is joining college campuses across the nation in a move to ban this past holiday’s hottest gift, because of their tendency to go up in smoke. The use of hoverboards, an increasingly trendy mode of transportation, has sparked a conversation bet...

Campus hosts thrills

October 15, 2015

By Signe Trewyn Oct. 14, 2015 Students have an opportunity to switch up their Saturday night with pre-Halloween fun at the Haunted Mansion. Career and Leadership Development, in collaboration with University Housing, brings the spooks to students before the trick or treating and ghosts come...

Res hall project moves forward: State OKs building’s progress after delays

October 14, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Oct. 14, 2015   Not knowing the reason for a halt in the progression of a new residence hall on campus was “challenging” for University Housing Director Frank Bartlett. Early last week, however, UW-Whitewater received  the go-ahead from the state to move forward wit...

Funding lost for public transit

September 16, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic Managing Editor   Weekday public transportation will no longer service Whitewater – effective January 1, 2016 – after the loss of funding from a local sponsor. The Janesville Transit System’s (JTS) Janesville-Milton-Whitewater Innovation Express (JMW) route has b...

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