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Western hosts congressional debate

October 20, 2014 Comments

Mika Cummins

Western held a congressional debate on Tuesday, Oct. 14 where students could ask candidates questions about their position on important subjects. Dr. W.A. (Bill) Hedge and Russ Monchill are both running for Missouri 6th District of the United States Congress. Dylan Gibson, a political science major, had a big hand in organizing the debate. “Politics […]

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 […]

Professors clash at political science gun symposium

April 16, 2014 Comments

Ashley Linder

College Republicans and Democrats pulled the trigger on gun control debate a symposium hosted by the groups on Thursday, April 10. Jonathan Euchner, assistant professor of political science at Missouri Western, served as a monitor for the debate at in Spratt Education Hall. Panelists Edwin Taylor, assistant professor of political science, Steven Greiert, professor of […]

At-large candidates clear up campaign platforms

April 9, 2014 Comments

Ashley Linder

City Council candidates met on Tuesday, March 26, in Missouri Western’s Spratt Hall to hash out the issues. The six at-large candidates — Kent “Spanky” O’Dell, Jeff Penland, Ken Beck, Byron Myers, Donna Boyer and Kenneth Reeder — were in attendance. Bill Faulkner, the only mayoral candidate on the ballot, also appeared. Unlike the past […]

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