Category: Politics

With the start of an important election year, Missouri Western is pleased to announce ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts as the keynote speaker for the Dan R. Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues, Tuesday September 13 at 10 a.m. in the Looney Complex. Roberts is best known for her work on the interview program “This Week”…

Former Congressmen Bill Sarpalius, D-Texas, and Steven Kuykendall, R-California, were invited to campus Thursday as part of Western’s celebration of Constitution Day. While on campus, the Griffon News sat down with the two politicians to interview them about their time as representatives and their opinions about politics today. [audio mp3="http://www.thegriffonnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Interview-with-former-congressmen.mp3"][/audio]   What would you consider…

In compliance with upcoming federal changes to Title IX, the university has implemented new policies regarding discrimination. Title IX discrimination refers to sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity. Legislation Today Title IX refers to a section of the federal Educations Amendments…

Missouri Western is potentially in line to receive an additional $600,000 in funding next year. The Missouri Legislature is currently in the process of debating on an approximate 3 percent increase for higher education funding across the state. At this point, the outcome of House Bill 3 is in the hands of lawmakers in Jefferson…

The Student Government Association has several big decisions on their plate for this semester, but none of those have the potential repercussions or the benefits as the decision of what to do with the $672,000 raised through the Student Success Act. The Student Success Act, or SSA, states that it is “student approved fees” and…