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UW-Whitewater’s Administration Covers Crap with Catsup

For months, UW-Whitewater has publicized on its website a sham study from a burglar-alarm company as confirmation that Whitewater has the safest campus in Wisconsin. The study is a shabby fraud, with a methodology so far below proper academic standards that it taints the serious work of faculty and students at the school, in the UW…

Friday Catblogging: First lynx born in the Catalan Pyrenees for more than a century

A press release from the MónNatura Pirineus Wildlife Recovery Center release tells the tale: Today [8.9.19], the first lynx born in the Catalan Pyrenees for more than a century has been presented at MónNatura Pirineus. The animal, which is in perfect health, was born on May 28 at the MónNatura Pirineus Wildlife Recovery Center and…

Sullivan on Public Officials as Reporters

Editors of small-town newspapers sometimes lack the judgment (and self-respect) to remain independent of government.  During these lapses of decision-making, one finds that elected or appointed officials become, themselves, reporters on their own stories.  (For a case like this in Whitewater involving a school board member, see Public Officials Should Not Be Reporters.) Margaret Sullivan, of the…

The Middle Lane is a Dirt Road to Decay, Pt. 2

Last month, this site linked to media critic Margaret Sullivan’s observation that The media feel safest in the middle lane. Just ask Jeff Flake, John Kasich and Howard Schultz: Who is the media’s middle-lane approach actually good for? Not the public, certainly, since readers and viewers would benefit from strong viewpoints across the full spectrum…

On the Whitewater CDA’s Press Release (A Picture Reply Is Worth a Thousand Words)

Not long ago, on March 27th, the executive director of Whitewater’s Community Development Authority, Dave Carlson, issued a press release lauding the efforts of Donald J. Trump, Scott Walker, Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin, and James Sensenbrenner on a part of the Trump tax bill. A follow-up release was published in the Banner about two weeks later. The…

Downtown Whitewater 2013/2014 Board of Directors Nomination Form

Please see a Downtown Whitewater 2013/2014 Board of Directors Nomination Form: The Downtown Whitewater, Inc. Board of Directors is the legal entity responsible for overseeing Whitewater’s downtown revitalization program under the guidance of the Wisconsin Main Street Program, including the budget, staff, and program effectiveness. We are currently seeking nominations to fill five seats of the…