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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 […]

Contract not renewed for VP of Student Affairs Esther Peralez

Contract not renewed for VP of Student Affairs Esther Peralez

March 6, 2012 Comments

Dave Hon

Western did not renew the contract of former Vice President for Student Affairs Esther Peralez, according to a press release from the President’s office Tuesday morning. [caption id="attachment_9792" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Esther Peralez, former VP for student affairs"][/caption] President Robert Vartabedian said that the decision did not stem from Western’s budgetary crisis and could not comment […]

Adjuncts make up 27 percent of faculty

Adjuncts make up 27 percent of faculty

February 21, 2012 Comments

Eboni Lacey

At Western, adjuncts make up about 27 percent of faculty. Budget cuts from the state have increased the percentage of adjuncts by over 40 percent. Adjunct faculty members work without a contract for significantly less pay than full-time professors. [caption id=”attachment_9518″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ caption=”Adjunct faculty member Rosetta Ballew-Jennings points out instructions at the beginning of […]

Student implemented fee could solve budget shortfall

Student implemented fee could solve budget shortfall

February 14, 2012 Comments

Dave Hon

University President Robert Vartabedian said Friday that the missing piece to the budget problem is a potential student-implemented fee. While addressing a forum of students, staff and faculty, Vartabedian delivered information on Western’s cuts from state appropriations. To make up some of the lost revenue, Vartabedian said that he hoped student leaders will vote on […]

Dr. Yordy named Western Advancement Vice President

February 13, 2012 Comments

Matthew Hunt

After serving 8 years as Western Advancement Vice President, Dan Nicoson will retire in June, and Missouri Western will welcome Dr. Jonathan Yordy as the new Vice President. University President Dr. Vartabedian said that they had 20 potential candidates for the position of Western Advancement Vice President. The list was then shortened to 8 finalists, […]