Archive for Student Life

Largest sorority recruitment ever

October 8, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

Spratt Stadium was filled with laughter, tears and excitement on Sunday when Missouri Western’s sororities added a total of 61 new members. Last week’s Panhellenic recruitment set new precedents at Western due to it being the largest rush class in history and holding bid day in Spratt Stadium for the first time ever. Kendra Greer, president of Panhellenic council, […]

Western students possibly receiving tuition refund

October 8, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

Missouri Western undergraduate students who are residents of Missouri may have some money coming their way in the near future. The Western Board of Governors will be polled anonymously to decide whether or not to refund 1.74 percent of tuition, or $3.35 per credit hour, to resident undergraduate students. If passed, the tuition increase will also […]

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 […]

Western in deep end

October 7, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

Missouri Western administrators are trying to stay afloat before deciding on the future of the campus pool. Western’s pool, located in Looney Hall, has been leaking water, and a lot of it… roughly five gallons every 45 seconds. Shana Meyer, vice president for student affairs, said that the leaking water is not the pool’s only […]

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 […]

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