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UW-W hits student population record, growth for fifth time in six years

September 23, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Sept. 22, 2015   University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has again raised the bar for itself. With student enrollment coming in at 12,325, this is the fifth time in six years UW-Whitewater has seen an increase in students. The record beats last year’s enrollment by 166 ...

New app gives UW-W students anonymous outlet

October 16, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 By Emily Leclair   The Yik Yak app has taken over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with 1,486 active users as of Oct. 1. Three weeks earlier, it only had 203 users. Yik Yak gives students a chance to connect with each other anonymously in a matter of seconds. Freshman...

Tobacco-Free Resolution fails to pass through Whitewater Student Government

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The Tobacco-Free Campus Resolution failed to pass through the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) senate, with a vote of 5-13 with 4 abstentions. The resolution says the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will develop a voluntary compliance system...

Student population grows, university breaks enrollment record

October 1, 2014

Oct. 1, 2014 By Emily Leclair   For the fourth time in five years, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has reached record enrollment with the 2014-15 academic school year. The preliminary numbers show 12,148 are currently enrolled for the 2014-15 year. This number is more than any...

Students used to fight drugs

Students used to fight drugs

September 17, 2014

Sept. 17, 2014 By Sean Kirkby: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism   Moments after Javonni Butler was busted for selling marijuana in 2011, he says police officers offered him a deal: Buy drugs to help convict others, and they would “sweep this under the rug.” Officers...

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...

Zoning overlays impact student housing

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Michael Riley   Whitewater Common Council and the Planning Commission decided on March 10 to move the second half of the Zoning Rewrite Meeting to an on-campus Common Council meeting on Tuesday, March 18 in the University Center. Multiple community members, landlords...

Campus faiths unite to educate

Campus faiths unite to educate

March 12, 2014

  March 12, 2014 by Amanda Ramirez   The first interactive House of Worship tour allows students and community members an opportunity to experience three religions within a few hours. Several campus religious organizations will host a free Whitewater House of Worship tour from...

Student group delivers ‘hope’

February 26, 2014

  Campus events recognize Eating Disorder Awareness Week Feb. 26, 2014 by Samantha Phillips   “I am good enough” is the phrase Helping Others Through Peer Education (HOPE) wants to spread during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week through their photo contest, along w...

Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

February 25, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   After two years of applying for grants, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was finally able to receive the funding it needed to host “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibit to honor the 16th president. Kim Adams, ass...

Hunting club trains students

Hunting club trains students

February 19, 2014

  Feb. 19, 2014 by Josh Hafemeister   Offering students the chance to learn a safe way to experience a part of Wisconsin’s culture is a key goal of one of UW-Whitewater’s newest clubs. Uniting inexperienced hunters with veteran hunters is how the U Dub Dub Hunting Club plans...

UW-W student publishes first novel

UW-W student publishes first novel

February 19, 2014

  Feb. 19, 2014 by Allyson Karnowski   At the age of 23, Michael Thies has written a book, started his own publishing company and graduated Magnum Cum Laude from the UW System. Thies, from Slinger, Wis., transferred this semester for English education after already earning a...

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