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Student Senate prioritizes constituent feedback

Jesse Veek and Priscilla Breininger

October 18, 2012

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In an effort to facilitate greater communication between Student Senate and its constituents, the senate has incorporated a new e-mail feedback system. “We as Student Senate can’t get out there and know all the problems,”...

House cat mistaken for cougar

Caroline Lundberg, Staff Writer

October 18, 2012

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A trail camera photograph of a possible cougar was investigated by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in September. The trail camera is privately owned and located near the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus. DNR...

Entrepreneur minor created to complement all majors

Zack Butson, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

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Beginning Spring 2013, students across all majors at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will have the opportunity to minor in entrepreneurship. “We needed to be more entrepreneurial.  This is just a part of that recipe,”...

Lands’ End plans to layoff 29 percent of workers

Julia Henner, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

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Lands’ End Business Outfitters is reducing its customer contact center staff by 29 percent in Dodgeville due to an increase in online shoppers. Their workforce will be reduced by approximately 86 full-time and 63 flexible,...

PPD investigates house break-in

Sean McClain, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

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A break-in at an empty house lead to an investigation and DNA testing of students who were former residents. During the early morning hours of Sept. 23, an unknown person broke into a house at 335 Division St. and shattered...

Fire destroys Chicago’s Best, displaces students

Gerrad Frei, Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2012

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Judy Grimes sat and cried as she watched her restaurant, Chicago’s Best, burn on the afternoon of Aug. 25 at 95 N. Second St. “I cried for nine hours,” Grimes said. “I couldn’t do anything else.” On the day of the...

UWP international students represent 27 different countries

Kayla Heise, Staff Writer

October 4, 2012

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This year, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is hosting 103 international students from 27 different countries. These students come from all over the globe, bringing with them their own unique cultures and reasons for...

Sen. Erpenbach rallies for Obama campaign

Julia Henner, Staff Writer

October 4, 2012

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Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, came to campus Sept. 28 to speak to the student body on behalf of President Barack Obama. Erpenbach came to campus after Kurtwood Smith, the actor who played Red Forman on That ‘70s Show; cancelle...

Bar owner arrested, charged with battery

Rachael Shaff and Kaleigh Dunn

October 4, 2012

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Platteville police charged and arrested a Platteville bar owner for battery after an officer observed a male bleeding on Second Street early Friday morning. Chief of Police Doug McKinley said there is currently no known cause...

UWP pioneers social media

Natalie Braun, Staff Writer

September 27, 2012

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Communication Technologies is no longer a major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The department name was changed to the Department of Media Studies last summer. “Media studies more adequately describes this...

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