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Gov. Walker’s reform lacks transparency

Gov. Walker’s reform lacks transparency

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

February 1, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) announced a major welfare reform program last week. This program is a combination of what he says will be the best way to combat the abuse of welfare programs and older welfare reform programs from Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-Wisconsin) and other states. The plan called ‘W...

Candidates debate a final time

Candidates debate a final time

October 22, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Job growth and the economy took the stage as Gov. Scott Walker and Mary Burke squared off one last time before the 2014 Wisconsin Gubernatorial elections take place on Nov. 4. The incumbent, Walker, and Democratic candidate, Burke, debated at 7...

Entrepreneurial Energy

Entrepreneurial Energy

February 27, 2013

  “When I was younger, snow days were my favorite, not because I got a day off, but because there was the opportunity to shovel off people’s driveways and make money,” UW-Whitewater senior Andrew Hoeft said. Hoeft has continued his passion for solving problems through young adulthood,...

Campus must push sustainability

April 20, 2011

With state officials planning extensive cuts and policy changes in regards to recycling programs statewide, it’s important UW-Whitewater stands strong as a leader in sustainability. Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-2013 budget proposal would remove a mandate requiring local communities to run recycling programs a...

Inspiring march for their rights

April 6, 2011

With our years at UW-Whitewater being a time of growth and maturation for many of us, we often look to faculty and staff members as role models. We look to them to not only guide us in our studies, but in life as well. When associate professor James Hartwick and assistant professor of geology and...

Support for tsunami relief needed

March 30, 2011

Though the uproar over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill has been a focus for many UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff, we must take time to support a much larger issue. As of March 21, the combined toll of dead and missing was more than 21,000 people after an 8.9-magnitude earthqua...

Letters to the Editor

March 30, 2011

Faculty letter to legislators in Madison The following unedited letter to the editor was written by members of UW-Whitewater faculty. The letter was written to outline concerns in regards to the budget-repair bill and the actions being taken by Gov. Scott Walker and legislators in Madison. T...

Funds must be kept for family planning

March 24, 2011

As students at UW-Whitewater, we are fortunate to have excellent family planning services available to aid us in times of need. However, the recently passed budget-repair bill will affect funding for family planning services offered to men and women with low to moderate incomes. Gov. Scott Walker’s...

Civilization: a product of education and experience

March 11, 2011

To begin, I must define the terms of discussion. Civilization refers to the quality of excellence in thought, manners and taste. Civilization and culture, knowledge and values shared by society are closely related. Education is  knowledge acquired by learning and instruction as well as the result...

Education cuts bad for Wisconsin

March 11, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal will affect numerous aspects of Wisconsinites’ lives including one UW-Whitewater holds near and dear to it’s heart:     Education. With a strong education program at UW-Whitewater, students might fear they will see the students they will one day teach face struggles in the upcoming years. Also, a decrease...

Letters to the Editor

March 1, 2011

Opinions expressed in letters to the editor and staff commentaries do not reflect the views of the Royal Purple. A hard learned lesson Many of the voters who elected handsome young Scott Walker are not old enough to remember Republicans Richard “I am not a crook” Nixon and the dirty tricks Wate...

Understand your First Amendment Privileges

March 1, 2011

In light of recent events in the Wisconsin legislative branch, it's important to review the fine line between the terms "right" and "privilege." This is something that should have been addressed when protests first erupted in Madison. However, with limited space in the Royal Purple, I finally have an opportunity to bring it to the...

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