Archive for Politics

The Country We Were, the Country We Are

December 1, 2013 Comments

Jason Ruckman

Fifty years ago, this past November 22nd, President Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas. Thirty minutes after being shot the president was announced dead; a nation went into mourning.Film shows groups of people huddled around a car radio and the gasp of disbelief and heartbreak of our citizens. Now, fifty years later, we may ask […]

Government shut down, future federal aid uncertain

Government shut down, future federal aid uncertain

October 6, 2013 Comments

Andy Garrison

Most students are not feeling the weight of the government shutdown directly, however, a select few at Western — as well as some faculty — are feeling it directly. Those students who were selected for verification that have already completed their forms do not need to worry, but, those who waited may face an obstacle. […]

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s Appropriation plan shows increase towards Higher Education

February 5, 2013 Comments

Matthew Hunt

When considering Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s appropriation plan for higher education, Missouri Western officials say a look under the hood may be in order. Nixon is calling for $34 million for higher education. Missouri Western could receive a boost of 3.4 percent after meeting certain criteria. Dr. Robert Vartabedian, university president, said the problem is […]

Western hopes to excite, educate campus with black history month

Western hopes to excite, educate campus with black history month

February 4, 2013 Comments

Andy Garrison

Black History Month at Western is shaping up to be anything but boring. All month long there will be a long list of things to do to celebrate; from cultural movies to a taboo talk event, the Black Student Union and the Center for Multicultural Education are hoping to bring a lot of passion and […]

Missouri Legislators consider guns for educators

Missouri Legislators consider guns for educators

January 30, 2013 Comments

Matthew Hunt

Discussions about a Missouri House Bill have left university faculty with concerns. HB 70 would give professors the right to conceal and carry guns on campus during school hours. Western’s faculty have voiced its opinion on whether it agree with the message the bill is trying to achieve. Dr. Robert Vartabedian, university president and Dr. Robert Bergland, […]

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