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Vartabedian’s Friedman Eulogy

Joe Friedman Eulogy by Bob Vartabedian   Dr. Joseph Friedman was born in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1920. And, he certainly had a remarkable life.   He was a war hero and liberator of Holocaust survivors. He also had a career as a well-respected local podiatrist. And, as we all know, he was a highly accomplished performer, writer, and researcher.... Read More

Questioning Congress: Rep. Bill Sarpalius, D-Texas, Rep. Steven Kuykendall, R-California

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.   What would you consider your most influential bill or legislation? Sarpalius:... Read More

Western Cracks Down on Sexual Harassment

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 of 1972, which states (in... Read More

SGA Funds Free St. Joseph Transit Rides

The Student Government Association has signed a contract with St. Joseph Transit to provide students, faculty and staff of Western with free public bus rides. Anyone with a valid Western I.D. will be allowed unlimited rides to and from any of the bus stops Transit already routes. Shana Meyer, director of student affairs, explains that though the program has just... Read More