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Beyers runs on platform of ‘change’

Beyers runs on platform of ‘change’

February 28, 2012 Comments

Eboni Lacey

The Griffon News apologizes for misspelling candidate Beyers’ first name in the original posting of this online article and in print. The error has been corrected below.  “Change” is the slogan and goal for SGA president candidate Cody Beyers and running mate Kelsey Samenus as both are hoping that their inexperience with SGA will ultimately […]

Bumpy start for SGA this Spring Semester

February 27, 2012 Comments

Matthew Hunt

The Student Government Association lost three top executive members at the end of last semester, but has already filled those positions. The offices of WAC Vice President, Director of Finance and Director of Communications were filled as of this week. Robin Ussher resigned from WAC Vice President to further her education and Vice Chair Lauren Dillon took […]

Senate asks for more information before proposing solid fee

February 22, 2012 Comments

Dave Hon

More information will be needed before the Student Government Association can make any decision on a new fee for students. At a joint committee meeting last Wednesday, SGA executives announced that they are still waiting on how the University will respond to the $3.4 million shortfall in the budget. The meeting was open to students […]

Sara Evans to headline WAC Spring Concert

Sara Evans to headline WAC Spring Concert

February 14, 2012 Comments

Natalie Spivey

Country singer Sara Evans is this year’s headliner for the Spring Concert April 12. President of WAC Lauren Dillon said she is excited for the concert. [caption id="attachment_9202" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Country star Sara Evans will headline this year's WAC spring Concert."][/caption] “The really cool thing is she is actually from Boonville, Mo. The opening band […]

Student implemented fee could solve budget shortfall

Student implemented fee could solve budget shortfall

February 14, 2012 Comments

Dave Hon

University President Robert Vartabedian said Friday that the missing piece to the budget problem is a potential student-implemented fee. While addressing a forum of students, staff and faculty, Vartabedian delivered information on Western’s cuts from state appropriations. To make up some of the lost revenue, Vartabedian said that he hoped student leaders will vote on […]

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