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Segregated fees rise

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Megan Hanna , Editor-In-Chief
May 6, 2014

Although UW-Green Bay has one of the lowest tuitions in the state, segregated fees are set to rise 5.95 percent for the 2014-15 academic year due to a deficit of about half a million dollars. Students will pay $730 per semester — the highest segregated fee in the UW System by data currently available... Read more »

UWGB sustainability recognized nationally

Kyle Finstad , News Writer
May 6, 2014

UW-Green Bay was featured in the Princeton Review’s Guide to the 332 Green Colleges. The guide highlights institutions of higher education that put effort toward promoting sustainability within academics, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. UWGB is known for commitment to environmentalism.... Read more »

Chen, other UWGB professors earn research project grants

Bobby Vachon , News Writer
May 6, 2014

This year, UW-Green Bay has received two research grants from the UW-System for two projects. The first was received by Nursing Chair Susan Gallagher-Lepak for her research and development of the Nursing diagnosis Clinical Support Tool. She and her colleague Heather Heardman earned a $49,000 grant for... Read more »

Green Bay citizens see more Internet, phone scams

Jenna Danner , News Contributor
May 6, 2014

Online scams have been on the rise in the past few months. According to the website ic3.gov, in 2012 there were 289,847 various reported Internet crimes, equaling about $5 million stolen from people around the world. While statistics like this give a glimpse into how many scams are going on each year,... Read more »

New policy bans indoor e-cig use

Andrew Campnell, News Editor
May 6, 2014

UW-Green Bay updated its smoking policy April 28 to include e-cigarettes. In doing so, it joins several other UW-System schools such as UW-La Crosse and UW-Superior. This would mean smoking e-cigarettes in any building is prohibited. Also, e-cigarette smokers must be at least 30 feet away from their... Read more »

SGA election yields higher voter turnout

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Andrew Campnell , News Editor
April 29, 2014

The recent election for Student Government Association president and vice president saw comparatively high voter turnout. However, a small percent of UW-Green Bay students voted. Vanya Koepke, junior political science and public administration major and Tyler Sterr, junior accounting and finance major,... Read more »

Gov. Walker signs anti-heroin bills

Bobby Vachon , News Writer
April 29, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill aimed at helping fight Wisconsin’s growing heroin problem. “Wisconsin, like many states across the country, is experiencing a dangerous trend in an escalating number of cases of heroin use, addiction and overdose,” Walker said in a statement. The bill has gained... Read more »

Burke, Walker kickstart governor campaigns

Kyle Finstad , News Writer
April 29, 2014

The race for Wisconsin Governor has begun. Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are the frontrunners. Burke is currently a member of the Madison, Wis., school board, as well as former State Secretary of Commerce, according to FOX-11 News. She earned her MBA from... Read more »

Green Bay among most obese U.S. cities

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Kyle Finstad , News Writer
April 22, 2014

Green Bay is listed as the tenth most obese U.S. community, according to a Gallup poll courtesy of USA Today. The poll asked participants to submit their height and weight. Based on the numbers collected, 33 percent of Green Bay’s population is considered obese. According to the Centers for Disease... Read more »

UWGB adds SAIL to available student housing options

Kyle Finstad, News Writer
April 22, 2014

The UW-Green Bay Office of Residence Life will be offering a new residential housing option for fall of 2014. The new housing option is called the Safe and Inclusive Living (SAIL) community. It will be an environment designed to be supportive and understanding of a student’s sexual orientation, gender... Read more »