Archive for Institutional

Adviser requirement sparks campus debate

April 22, 2012 Comments

Matthew Hunt

The pros and cons over academic advisers seem to be on the minds of students this year. During a three week period students are able to meet with their academic advisers to decide on classes and internship opportunities for the next semester. Western students seem to be in agreement over their love-hate relationships with advisers. […]

Grimes named Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

April 15, 2012 Comments

Matthew Hunt

Judy Grimes takes on new responsibilities as she enters the Interim Vice President for the Student Affairs office. President Robert Vartabedian said that Grimes will provide administrative oversight for student success and advising; health and wellness and counseling; diversity, inclusion and student life; residential life and the Student Government Association. “She brings a wealth of […]

MTV comes to Western for open casting call

April 10, 2012 Comments

Eboni Lacey

“I want to be made into a beauty queen, a pop-star, a jock, a professional snowboarder!” These are often aspirations of people who desire to be on “Made,” the famous reality show that has been airing on MTV for nearly 10 years.  On April 25, producers will be hosting tryouts at Western and asking any […]

Budget cuts affect faculty and staff members

April 1, 2012 Comments

Albert Shelby

In this year alone, Western has 35 vacant jobs that will be hard to fill due to the university’s recent budget cuts. For the past three years, budget cuts have been the main cause of teaching positions that remain empty. President Vartabedian feels that due to budget cuts, certain teaching jobs that are open have […]

Smoking proposal in Senate sparks debate

March 26, 2012 Comments

Natalie Spivey

A proposal brought up in last Monday’s Senate meeting discussed the prospect of making the university a smoke-free campus. The tobacco-free policy received mixed feelings from the Senate. The senators wanted to know if it was considered going behind the students’ backs to try to pass the proposal in Senate rather than putting it to […]