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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...

Resident tuition freeze delays inevitable

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The cost of college education is high and going up – especially if you’re a nonresident undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Whitewater. Next semester, nonresident UW-W students can expect their tuition to raise by 3.4 percent, about $500. For...

Regents approve tuition raise

April 12, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 13, 2016   There’s plenty of differences between college tuition hikes and a campus climate task force, but at the most recent UW System Board of Regents meeting, one of those differences became the length of discussion. The Regents spent a considerable amount of time near...

Behind the gavel: The newest 13 UW System Regents

March 30, 2016

By Nathan Kober March 30, 2016   In recent years, the UW System Board of Regents has added some new faces in the years since Gov. Scott Walker has stepped into his role. Those faces are Walker appointees. Public records show many of them are campaign donors, and with many weaved into a web o...

Board of Regents discuss proposed state fetal tissue ban

September 16, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal News Editor In addition to Kopper’s inauguration, the Board of Regents held one of their annual meetings at UW-Whitewater on Sept. 10 and 11. While most of each meeting entailed dealing with committee reports and policy approvals, there were moments during these meetings...

Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s inauguration makes new role official

Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s inauguration makes new role official

September 16, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal News Editor The yellow brick road has turned into a purple drive, the Wizard became Willie Warhawk and Chancellor Beverly Kopper says she’ll leave it up to everyone else to decide who the Wicked Witch of the West is. Kopper, referring to her hometown of Chittenango, New York, the ...

Budget 101: The lowdown on everything budget related and how it will affect UW-Whitewater

February 25, 2015

  Feb. 25, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Three weeks after Gov. Scott Walker proposed his 2015-17 biennium budget and the UW System is still unsure about its future. Numbers have been thrown around and ideas have been proposed about how UW-Whitewater will make up for the lost funding. Chancellor...

Telfer to take reins as UW System head

October 23, 2013

By Michael Riley Chancellor Richard J. Telfer was appointed Oct. 16 to serve as the interim UW System President, effective Jan 1, after former President Kevin P. Reilly stepped down at year’s end. Reilly was the second-longest serving leader in the UW System’s history and left the organization...

UW-Whitewater celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

UW-Whitewater celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

March 20, 2013

  José Vásquez, a member of the UW System Board of Regents, spoke at the University Center Hamilton Room on March 12 in honor of Cesar Chavez day, and discussed the past, present and future of Latinos in the United States. “When it comes to the Hispanic presence in the United States, others...

New name for Carlson Hall likely

April 11, 2012

Carlson Hall will soon be known as Laurentide Hall, pending approval from the UW System Board of Regents. The board will meet tomorrow at UW-Superior, and the name request is on its agenda. Associate Dean of Letters & Sciences David Travis said he is ready for the change. “I’ve been calling it La...

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