Archive for Politics

Sold-out dinner serves split political perspectives

October 6, 2008 Comments

Ryan Richardson

Each year’s Convocation allows for a special dinner the night before that allows patrons to meet the guest speaker. The married political pundits, James Carville and Mary Matalin, spoke to a capacity crowd at the Fulkerson Center Monday night for the 15th annual Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues dinner that helps fund each year’s […]

Book Bill Passes

September 29, 2008 Comments

Gerri Tracy

The Textbook Transparency Act was signed by the governor and became effective in August 2008. Students feeling the crunch of expensive textbooks designed the bill that is now law. The new law has three parts, all intended to benefit students. The first part requires publishers to supply instructors with pricing information for new books and […]

Should MWSU arm Public Safety Officers?

October 2, 2007 Comments


Pro or Con: …. Pro:  It’s time to conquer fear and face reality, arm the officers Charlene Divino The argument against arming campus security can only be attributed to fear. There is no rational or factual argument against it.   I don’t believe in buying into media fed mass hysteria. An environment of fear isn’t […]

Scanlon announces retirement

May 1, 2007 Comments

Kathy Crawford

Western’s President Scanlon set to retire from post in 2008 President James Scanlon’s announcement during his faculty “thank-you” reception Friday morning of his decision to retire silenced the room, said Public Relations and Marketing Director Kristy Hill. The silence was immediately replaced with a standing ovation, Hill said. Scanlon first disclosed his plans to retire, […]

Student uses bags to promote Earth Day

May 1, 2007 Comments

Warren Webb

Nathan Glynn is a man on a mission; he is a single student determined to bring Earth Day awareness to the Western Community. With the help of the art department, Nathan hung 1,000 plastic grocery bags up on trees all over the campus. The bags took approximately five hours to hang up were collected from […]

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