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Education Department makes new changes to Title IX

On Friday, Sept. 22, the U.S. Education Department announced that it was making changes to how universities and colleges handle Title IX. The Education Department, headed by Betsy DeVos, released a new “Dear Colleague” letter and the follow-up Q&A. These documents provide guidance on how to abide by federal regulations like Title IX. This 2017 letter rescinded the 2011 “Dear... Read More

Missouri Western adds to sexual assualt and pregnancy policies

While changes at the national level may be in the works, Missouri Western has already made changes to some of its own university policies. Under the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Complaint Resolution Procedures policy guide, two definitions have been added. The first definition was coercion and how it related to consent. Coercion is an “unreasonable pressure that overrides a person’s... Read More

Title IX investigations face an uncertain future

On September 7, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that her department would review measures put in place during the Obama Administration on how colleges and universities investigate sexual assault, with the idea of changing or even repealing some of them. Those exact change that may be proposed or may go into effect is unknown, Missouri Western’s Title XI Coordinator Adam... Read More

SGA looks to fill vacant seats

SGA is working on to fill a number of vacant Senate seats. After the SGA elections last spring, ten senators were elected, leaving another ten possible senate seats unfilled. The number of vacant seats rose again when two senators left Senate to join the Fuson/Christensen Administration’s Executive Board. Over the past two meetings of this year, Ravyn Highsmith and Mary... Read More

Martin Luther King III to speak at Convocation

Martin Luther King III will be addressing Missouri Western students and members of the St. Joseph community on Tuesday, September 12 at the 24th Annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues. A human rights and community advocate as well as the eldest son of famed of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., King III will be speaking on... Read More