Tag Archives: UW-Eau Claire

Freedom of speech: Infringed upon by UW System speech codes or securely navigated by bias response teams?

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

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International Folk Fair showcases diverse music offerings, draws crowds

By Gabriel Lagarde Music and Community. These two themes formed the heart of the 2016 International Folk Fair and, by 4 p.m. Sunday, 25 different cultural groups and 2000 visitors packed the Davies Center in order to celebrate. Our reporter, Gabe Lagarde, visited the event and sat down with performers, club members and organizers to

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Brain trauma victim inspires others through injury

By Nicole Bellford Eager to see familiar faces, family, and sleep in her own bed, Audrey Nelson made the familiar trip from Northwestern College in St. Paul to her home in Cornell, Wisconsin. An icy patch of road near Highway 27 between Cadott and Cornell triggered a head on collision between the car that the

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Eau Claire resident impacts the local fitness community

By Kelsey O’Connor Heart pumping, sweat dripping down his face; he pushes with the last of his energy to get the bar back up one more time. He has reached muscle failure. Exhausted from today’s workout he grabs his gear and heads to the locker room to get ready for the rest of the school

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Trump visits UW-Eau Claire in final campaign push

By Bree Meier  Presidential hopeful Donald Trump visited UW-Eau Claire Tuesday, just one week before the national election. Supporters and protesters alike combined for a crowd of about 5,000 people who gathered outside Zorn Arena. Some arrived as early as 7:30 a.m. for Trump’s speech scheduled at 6 p.m. Campus parking lots overflowed with supporters

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UW-Eau Claire student tells story of self-discovery

Editor’s Note:  The video accompanying this story contains mention of  child abuse, alcohol abuse, suicide and transphobia. By Kessa Albright Annie Titus: mayor, parent, trucker, student, writer, woman. Titus has held all these titles in her life, but coming to terms with her identity as a transgender woman was the starting point of her journey to self-discovery. Titus

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Abused animals shape Eau Claire caretaker’s career

By Taylor Pomasl Tammy Schimmel gently lifted an injured cat from its kennel, the open wound on its back glistening. She held it in her arms for a few moments, kissing the animal’s forehead and laying her on the examination table. A bad case of ringworm had devastated the cat physically, and Tammy held in

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UW-Eau Claire Chancellor argues lawmakers have a ‘choice’

By Symone Foster A year after Wisconsin colleges were hit with a huge budget cut, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt said he hopes in the next few months state legislators and business leaders will say “We’ve gone too far.” Schmidt spoke in an open forum on April 12 where faculty, staff and

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