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AAUP Chapter says Evers will improve quality of UW System

Elena Levy-Navarro, Vice President of UW-Whitewater AAUP Chapter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We, the UW-W chapter of the AAUP join the AFT-WI, in endorsing Tony Evers for Governor of Wisconsin.  As professionals dedicated to the university and our students, we write to urge you to vote in the upcoming election for governor. The future of the university system depends on who is elected, and the ...

UW System restructuring official

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under News

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents voted to continue forward with the restructuring of the University of Wisconsin-Systems during a Nov. 9 meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Chancellor Beverly Kopper and other UW-Whitewater administrators visited staff and faculty at UW-Roc...

Prelim numbers show overall enrollment drop

Prelim numbers show overall enrollment drop

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under carousel, News

Preliminary numbers for Fall 2017 semester were released on the 10th day of classes, showed a total drop of 262, with 12,366 total enrolled students. These numbers include both undergraduate and graduate students and show an increase of 30 graduate students seeking master’s degrees from 2016, according ...

UW System president proposes UW Colleges merger

UW System president proposes UW Colleges merger

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under News

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is proposing a restructuring of the system’s 35 universities and colleges. He announced the proposal in an Oct. 11 news release. The proposal suggests merging all University of Wisconsin-Colleges, the system’s two-year extensions schools, w...

Speech bill may lead to student discipline

Speech bill may lead to student discipline

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under carousel, News

A free speech bill that would hand down suspension and expulsion punishments for students who violate the free speech of others has passed the Wisconsin State Assembly and was prepared Monday for a Senate vote. The speech bill, if passed through the Senate and signed by Gov. Scott Walker, would task the University of Wisconsin Boar...

Survey finds drop with recycling trend

Survey finds drop with recycling trend

Brian Schanen and Katie Zwiefelhofer, Contributors

May 3, 2017


Filed under Biz & Tech

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students’ positive attitude towards recycling efforts does not appear to line up with behavioral intent regarding waste products, a public opinion course survey has found. A number of UW-Whitewater students and community members responded to a recent survey regarding lo...

UW-System to review learning tool vendors

UW-System to review learning tool vendors

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

Hours of paperwork and research will soon require the attention of UW-System administration as it begins to look into optional learning management system vendors to serve UW-Whitewater’s students and staff. On June 30, 2018, the UW-System’s contract with Desire2Learn (D2L) is set to expire. “The...

UW-W permanently fills Dean of Students post

June 23, 2016


Filed under News

By Emily Lepkowski June 23, 2016   While filling the dean of students role at UW-Whitewater, Artanya Wesley looks to take on another: unifier. On June 13, the UW-W announced Wesley as the permanent Dean of Students, starting for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year.   “I loo...

Budget cuts 40 positions, 42 courses

April 19, 2016


Filed under News

Information compiled by Nathan Kober April 20, 2016   Faculty and program cuts are on the way for UW System colleges, according to a report from the Board of Regents. The portion of the report focusing on UW-Whitewater did not say how the campus will deal with the new cuts. According to...

Letter to the Editor: Labor and HR must work together

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

April 20, 2016 My message for this week is that you are not alone, and you don’t have to go through your troubles alone. The path is not always clear to see, and it can often times be daunting, but there is always a way. You may not like the result, but an important part of the journey is the fact...

Letter to the Editor: We won’t get fooled again

April 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

April 12, 2016 There are a couple of topics I would like to cover this week. The first concerns the reactions I have received from my other letters. Most of my conversations fill me with hope that people will become more aware of their roles within the campus community which will lead to action and c...

Letter to the Editor: UW-W faculty must learn, organize

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

April 5, 2016 I would like to respond to Chris Henige’s letter from last week. According to him, there has been a universal failure of faculty governance at every level and at every position for several years. If such dereliction of duties and dismissals of due diligence are indeed true, then I certain...

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