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Daily Bread for 11.18.21: UW-Whitewater resumes annual wheelchair basketball tournament

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 35.  Sunrise is 6:51 AM and sunset 4:28 PM for 9h 36m 37s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 99.4% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s CDA meets at 5:30 PM.  On this day in 1928, Walt Disney Studio releases the animated…

Daily Bread for 11.12.21: UW-Madison Charts the Right Course on Vaccination

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will see scattered of showers of rain or snow with a high of 39.  Sunrise is 6:44 AM and sunset 4:33 PM for 9h 49m 20s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 60.3% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day, in 1970, the Oregon Highway Commission decides…

Daily Bread for 11.5.21: Marketing Won’t Revive UW-Whitewater

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 52.  Sunrise is 7:35 AM and sunset 5:41 PM for 10h 05m 51s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 0.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1862, Abraham Lincoln justifiably removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Army…

Daily Bread for 10.18.21: UW System Vacancies and New Hires

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 71.  Sunrise is 7:13 AM and sunset 6:06 PM for 10h 53m 14s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 95.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Library Board meets at 6:30 PM.  On this day in 1851, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is…

Daily Bread for 10.15.21: From UW-Whitewater’s Administration, Too Many and Too Few Words

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 55.  Sunrise is 7:09 AM and sunset 6:11 PM for 11h 01m 35s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 74.4% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1956, FORTRAN, the first modern computer language, is first shared with the…

Daily Bread for 10.8.21: Ex-student Stephanie Vander Pas sues for failure of UW-Whitewater to protect her and others from sexual harassment by former chancellor’s husband

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will see scattered showers with a high of 72.  Sunrise is 7:01 AM and sunset 6:22 PM for 11h 21m 22s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 5.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1871, fire destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin: Peshtigo, Wisconsin was devastated by a…

The System Balks

For eight years, there has been a state-imposed price freeze for in-state UW System tuition.  (This restriction applied to UW-Whitewater as a System school.) The WISGOP wanted this freeze, and it has lingered since Walker’s defeat in 2018. During its imposition, administrators complained about the freeze, and rightly so: price freezes, even short-term ones, are a…

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Watson Resigns Following Cancer Diagnosis

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dr. Dwight Watson has resigned following a cancer diagnosis: UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson has resigned following a diagnosis of stomach and intestinal cancer, officials announced Thursday. “After much deliberation, I must resign from my position as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,” Watson wrote in his resignation letter. “I…

Whitewater’s Local Politics 2021: The Limits of Local Politics

This is the final post in a series on Whitewater’s local politics of 2021. Earlier posts at FREE WHITEWATER have addressed the limits of local politics in the community: local public (or powerful private) institutions have a limited power of action (with harmful actions likely to be more immediate than helpful ones). It’s certain that a…

Whitewater’s Local Politics 2021: The Subcultural City

This is the sixth in a series on Whitewater’s local politics of 2021. There’s no politically predominant group in Whitewater. Strictly speaking, a subculture implies a dominant culture, but it’s less dramatic to describe Whitewater as several subcultures than as balkanized. One might call the city multicultural, but that term often implies an acceptance of…