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University shared governance supports BLM

Related photo: The Fight Against Police Brutality-Whitewater group marches in Whitewater on July 7.

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor

August 31, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement is rising up from all over the United States and across the world to build local power and to intervene when violence is inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. On campus, the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) and Faculty Senate passed resolutions...

Suggested absence for voting

Kyle Olson, Journalist

March 9, 2020

Whitewater Student Government (WSG) just passed a new bill for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater addressing a possible proposal for excused absences on election days. The Excused Absence on Election Days Act is a suggestion to the Chancellor’s Cabinet to establish civic engagement. “There are so many...

Student government addresses student concerns

Olivia Storey, News Editor

March 9, 2020

The Whitewater Student Government (WSG) prioritized addressing the concerns of students when it comes to the budget challenges. On Thursday, March 5, WSG hosted an event titled Student Budget Information, where senators and directors were present to answer concerns regarding the recent budget change...

Looking into Student Affairs

Artanya Wesley addresses the Student Affairs Budget.

Leo Cagnazzo, Assistant News Editor

March 2, 2020

Whitewater Student Government (WSG) held a meeting Monday, Feb. 24 to discuss matters of university student affairs. Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Dr. Artanya Wesley called in through a skype call to share budgeting plans and explain the role of Student Affairs moving forward. Two action bi...

Campus commits to helping the environment

Jonathan Roberts is an avid advocate for the environment. Roberts also works in the Sustainability Office as a sustainability assistant.

Olivia Storey, News Editor

February 24, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has taken its first step toward implementing climate action plans in an effort to combat climate change. The UW-Whitewater Climate Commitment and Action Plan Act was passed by both Whitewater Student Government (WSG) and Faculty Senate in an effort to receive ...

Listening to student concerns

Kylie Jacobs, Biz & Tech Editor

February 24, 2020

The Whitewater Student Government (WSG) hosted a budget listening session to address student and community member’s questions and concerns, as well as hearing from both members of the Student Government and faculty about possible improvements for both enrollment and the budget on Monday, Feb. 17. Ale...

Students Demand Action

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor

February 3, 2020

Earlier this week, Whitewater Student Government (WSG) approved the resolution presented by the new student organization Students Demand Action (SDA) of National Gun Violence Survivor Week, which will annually take place the week of Feb. 1 to Feb. 8. The goal of this proposition is to “honor and remember ...

Old member, new goals

President Ostermann congratulates Vice President Veserat on being voted in by the Senate.

Olivia Storey, News Editor

February 3, 2020

When Whitewater Student Government (WSG) President Alex Ostermann left his former role as vice president, he knew he needed to pick someone new to fill that role. Ostermann decided to look no further than someone already familiar with the duties of the vice president, Hogan Veserat. Veserat joined WSG d...

The ins-and-outs of SUFAC

Carter Secor, Journalist

January 27, 2020

When looking at their student bills, many students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater may be confused about what their money pays for. One of these things is SUFAC. SUFAC, or the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee, is a committee that supplies student organizations on campus with fu...

Kudy term comes to an end

Kudy being inaugurated as speaker by Former President Tom Kind!

Olivia Storey, News Editor

January 20, 2020

The speaker of the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) Charlie Kudy’s term ended on Jan. 1, after serving in this role for two years. Kudy, now a senior, plans to graduate this spring and take with him everything that he has learned throughout his years as a campus leader. “During my sophomore year, I had seen t...

VP becomes new president

Ostermann sits in a meeting as VP. Starting this spring, he will participate in meetings as president.

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2020

Whitewater Student Government (WSG) finds itself under new leadership after Former President Jen Purcell stepped down due to graduating after the fall term. Alex Ostermann, former vice president and a three-year veteran of WSG, will take over as the new president of the organization. In his last semester...

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