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Western performance funding

October 8, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

After a roller coaster of a legislative year in Missouri, Missouri Western is set to receive about $650,000 of state performance funding. Gov. Jay Nixon was successful in freeing up about $143 million for education. This included about $43 million in performance funding for higher education institutions. However, Western President Robert Vartabedian thinks Western will only see […]

Western students possibly receiving tuition refund

October 8, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

Missouri Western undergraduate students who are residents of Missouri may have some money coming their way in the near future. The Western Board of Governors will be polled anonymously to decide whether or not to refund 1.74 percent of tuition, or $3.35 per credit hour, to resident undergraduate students. If passed, the tuition increase will also […]

Senator visits Western

Senator visits Western

October 8, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

Due to new legislation and changes to old understandings, one local politician has taken it upon herself to help educate Missouri college campuses regarding sexual violence. As part of her “Claire on Campus’ tour, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Missouri Western to speak to administrators, faculty members and students about sexual assault. She made her visit on […]

The living, breathing law: Title IX

October 3, 2014 Comments

Meghan Stevens

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Above is a quote from Title IX, a law passed in 1972 that, by definition, requires gender equity […]

Western sees significant increase in retention

October 3, 2014 Comments

Brendan Welch

Missouri Western’s Fall census numbers show that the student body is not only growing, but is also returning for each semester in high numbers. The census data collected on Monday, Sept. 22 revealed a 3.5 percent increase in returning first-time, full-time students. The freshman-to-sophomore retention rate rose to 64 percent. Tyson Schank, director of admissions, […]

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