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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Viewpoints

Campus response to Earth Day feels highly lackluster

April 23rd, 2015

Earth Day is more than acknowledging the sun’s warmth, walking around on grass for a couple minutes or getting your feet wet, it’s purpose is raising awareness and setting off good habits for the rest of the year until the next reminder.

Student Senate lacks appropriate governmental documentation

April 22nd, 2015

I have been attempting to follow the actions of the UW-River Falls Student Senate through their records. Senate’s records as posted online aren’t complete and show alteration. For example, all of the agendas posted by Senate in 2014-2015 show as being posted at 9:02 a.m. on April 21. This makes it impossible for a citizen to ascertain if the agendas were posted late, changed after the fact or altered in some way. What should be an official government document now has no validity and is impossible to verify.

Student Senate update: ‘The Riv’ will flow

April 22nd, 2015

I don’t know about anyone else, but I think that the fact that less than half of the students even open the email to access “The Riv” shows that yet another campus newsletter isn’t needed or wanted by the student body.

Inaugural UWRF TEDx event was a home run

April 16th, 2015

The inaugural UW-River Falls TEDx event was held throughout the entire day on Saturday, April 11, in the University Center Riverview Ballroom, with Student Life independently planning the event, a branch of the non-profit organization TED, standing for Technology, Education and Design.

Students call for chancellor’s assistance regarding sustainability

April 15th, 2015

We–students, faculty, staff and alumni of UWRF–are writing you to express concerns about the pending budget cuts and its impact on sustainability efforts on this campus.

Student Voice makes strides to reach digital audience

April 9th, 2015

The spring 2015 semester has been a difficult one for student media, in particular the Student Voice, with the recent cuts to funding, but our spirits are high and we are dedicated to publishing a quality newspaper for not only the UW-River Falls community but the city of River Falls.

New officers give life to UWRF fraternities

April 8th, 2015

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at UW-River Falls has received a face-lift in many ways, and we are pleased to be representing all fraternity life on campus.

Student Senate president now required to live on campus

April 8th, 2015

The changes that the amendment calls for includes: requiring the Senate president to live on campus during the academic year; adding the position of a chief administrator to work over the summer to attend to Senate business; and having the Senate president be paid during the months of September through April, taking away the summer pay in order to pay the chief administrator. After much discussion on the main amendment, it passed and will be effective as of next year.

UW System president has no answers for UWRF community

April 2nd, 2015

“I don’t know what to do” was a common phrase used by UW System President Ray Cross in his visit to UW-River Falls on Tuesday. Students, faculty and staff were expecting concrete answers or at least some possible solutions to ease the folks at UWRF that are already being affected by the UW System budget cuts.

Student Senate threatens to freeze Student Voice and WRFW funding

April 1st, 2015

Student Senate met Tuesday night and discussed several motions, including the Recognized Student Organization (RSO) request for information, the varsity sport review resolution, the UW System naming resolution, and the student media compliance resolution.