The Spectator

Merit pay creates more problems than solutions

Story by Thomas Hensen, Chief Copy Editor

March 9, 2016

You would think that as one of the richest countries in the world, the U.S. could afford and be able to provide an education system on par with its financial wealth. Well, think again. Despite consistently ranking first in...

A global perspective of UW-Eau Claire

Story by Michelle Enger, Chief Copy Editor

April 25, 2013

Eating pizza and cheeseburgers, doing homework, playing “nose goes” and living in a dorm are some day-to-day things most students at UW-Eau Claire experience and expect. But for some Blugolds, it has been an adjustment or...

Low performing students can become great citizens if schools tried

Story by Elizabeth Jackson, Photo Editor

April 9, 2013

Back in high school there was a constant praising of the students who would end up at the top of my class. The praise was not undeserved, because these students did work hard. But the top students also had natural smarts and s...

Wachs pushes tuition cap during campus visit

Story by Alex Zank, News Editor

March 17, 2013

A recent panel discussion at UW-Eau Claire that featured Rep. Dana Wachs gave students a chance to ask him about the recently proposed state budget and how it will affect them. The panel that took place March 8 in the Centennial...

A Q&A with Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet about Foreign Language education

Story by Martha Landry, News Editor

September 27, 2012

Martha Landry: What was the topic of the event? Gilles Bousquet: The point I was making was that in a global world, which is more and more interconnected and interdependent, at first people might think that English is the me...

Visiting professor stresses importance of ethnic studies

Story by Elizabeth Jackson

March 7, 2012

An ethnic studies program in Tucson, Ariz., schools, taught students positive self identity along with history and literature before being banned in Arizona, a director of the ethnic studies department at Tucson Unified School...

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