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Where should the line be drawn for how far universities should interfere when potentially inflammatory words are said on a college campus? The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) disagrees with many UW speech codes deciding just that, yet for many students, speech codes in the form of bias response teams are a
By Jack Martinek During the week of April 24, 2017, the three final candidates for the newly minted position of Assistant Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presented to an open audience of students and faculty. These three hour-long presentations represent a milestone moment on a years-long mission undertaken by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
“Rewarding.” “Tough.” These are some of the words education professors at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire use to describe the teaching field — as well as the process of becoming ready for it. UW-Eau Claire’s education program, the first program at the university, celebrated their centennial last week with pomp, circumstance and some meaningful moments.
The city of Eau Claire is such a creative place and one city member figured it was about time to let people show what Eau Claire means to them…by starting a flag competition. You can vote for the flag you want to represent Eau Claire by visiting the People’s Flag of Eau Claire website.
The new recognizes the old. With downtown Eau Claire’s historic State Theatre set to be sold, community members and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students alike will soon reap the benefits of the Confluence Arts Center. The Confluence Council, as well as the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center Board members, have recently agreed to merge
By Jessie Meyen Rachel Ann Haviland is training for a marathon. It’s something that she’s had her heart set on since high school. “Ever since I can remember I’ve been running. It’s amazing to still be running in the college level environment and training for something as big as a marathon.” Haviland is a sophomore at
By Scott Procter Making the campus of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire more diverse has long been a goal of the university. Expecting an influx of multicultural students without the faculty and resources to keep them here has made the task more difficult, according to one former student turned college mentor. “As an African-American male at a
By Katie Gerber Ka-ta-ka-ta, Ka-ta-ka-ta. Dozens of pairs of Nike, Asics, UnderArmour, Brooks and Puma tennis shoes rhythmically beat the eight cracked and faded asphalt topped lanes of the Elk Mound High School track. Some 800 meters later, the Elk Mound track and field team swarm onto the football field. Throughout the laughing, jostling and the latest gossip, the
By Kailin Schumacher The lights go out. The curtain drops and the auditorium bursts into applause. Behind the curtain children scream and giggle as they prepare for curtain call. The kids all take their turns bowing and receiving hoots and hollers from the audience. The audience members rise from their seats to give a standing
By Kiersten Clifford In October of 1996 wildfires ripped through 35,000 acres of California. Thousands of firefighters scattered across the state to control the fires. Among them was local volunteer firefighter Brian Walther. It wasn’t his first wildfire, nor his last, but it was his biggest. “There’s a kind of adrenaline that comes with wildfires,”
By Lexi Ehlenbeck Becca Cooke stood behind the counter. Her hands moved back and forth methodically as she prepared pieces of jewelry for display in her store. She spoke as she worked; eyes watching the store, hands on the merchandise. “I had always had this desire to be my own boss,” said Cooke. This dream came
By Sierra Watson Eau Claire is rich in musical talent. Crowds fill local venues just to hear the sounds of new and upcoming musicians in the area. In a dimly lit café, a young, soft-spoken blonde woman takes to the stage with an acoustic guitar in hands. She opens her mouth and, the room is