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  “An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The passing of
Dr. Edward Weidner
1921 - 2007

Media Coverage

The community impact of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay founding Chancellor Edward Weidner is reflected in the extensive news media coverage of his passing Wednesday, June 6, 2007. The following is a selection of news stories and editorials about Weidner's life and what he meant to UW-Green Bay, the Green Bay community and Northeastern Wisconsin.

Weidner recalled as a man of vision

A list of what Edward W. Weidner is remembered for starts with "vision," his colleagues and friends told the Green Bay Press-Gazette on hearing of the death of UW-Green Bay's founding chancellor. "We now have UWGB graduates the world over," community member Jim Temp said. To read the Press-Gazette story:

Innovation defined Weidner

Edward W. Weidner was described in a Press-Gazette story as an educational pioneer, a man ahead of his time and an "incredibly creative guy." Read more about the UW-Green Bay founding chancellor's ideas and innovations at

Community reacts to Weidner legacy

After learning of the death of Edward W. Weidner, community members talked about his contributions to the UW-Green Bay campus and Green Bay community. The Press-Gazette reports their comments at

TV report: Weidner's leadership shapes UW-Green Bay

A Fox 11 News report on Edward W. Weidner's passing focuses on his impact on the University, community and the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. To watch the report:

Editorial: Weidner's legacy endures

In an editorial, the Press-Gazette says Edward W. Weidner helped steer the Green Bay community into a more robust place to live. Read the full editorial at

Weidner receives grand good-bye

Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter and columnist Warren Gerds, who knew and covered Edward W. Weidner for decades, wrote a touching story about the memorial tribute attended by about 300 family members and friends Saturday (June 9) at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Gerds’ story is online at


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