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Western fights 8.2 percent state cut

Western fights 8.2 percent state cut

August 19, 2011 Comments

Dave Hon

 “It’s been one thing after another,” University President Robert Vartabedian said about cuts to Missouri Western’s state appropriations. “But we’re going to get there.” After negotiations over an increase in tuition, the state has lowered the amount of funding it gives Missouri Western by 8.2 percent, the highest cut out of all the Missouri universities. […]

21st Annual Roy Blunt Literary Citation Award Luncheon

April 25, 2011 Comments

Jesse Bilderback

The Roy Blunt Literacy Citation Award luncheon took place this Tuesday, April 19, for the 21st consecutive year. The award was developed by Senator Blunt in 1991 to promote literacy volunteer work throughout communities in Northwest Missouri. Anyone can become eligible for the award as long as they complete volunteer literacy activities in a unique […]

Tuition Increase of 9.5 Percent Approved by Board of Governors

March 29, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

A 9.5 percent tuition increase and three percent room and board increase was unanimously approved last Wednesday at the monthly Board of Governors meeting. The next step: state commission must approve. The eight board members and President Vartabedian commenced the session last week to hear the request made by Mel Klinkner and Esther Peralez. The […]

Tobacco policy goes on student ballot

March 1, 2011 Comments

Todd Fuller

Missouri Western, your opportunity to cast your vote on the much bandied about Tobacco Policy will happen March 7-8. This topic has been a sore spot for many students, particularly smokers, and now everyone will have the opportunity to read the new policy and determine whether or not to adopt it. It is important to […]

Potential racial issues stir student petition

February 8, 2011 Comments

Dave Hon

In response to alleged racial issues between African American students and Campus Police, Black Student Union President Leah Hayes has appealed to Student Affairs to start a petition that is asking officers to undergo diversity training. The petition, which has been approved by the Student Affairs office, took almost a week to approve due to […]