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Millions have been cut from higher education

Governor Eric Greitens’ proposed higher education budget cut of over $86 million would result in an estimated $2.2 million reduction for Missouri Western, but this isn’t new information.  Higher education has always been used as a discretionary fund. Higher education has faced significant cuts in its budget since the attack in New York City on Sep. 11., in 2001, after... Read More

Western increases tuition for Fall 2017

Students can expect a slight tuition increase for the fall of 2017. Missouri Western’s Board of Governors approved a 0.79 percent mid-year tuition increase to take effect this fall.The tuition increase will not be applied to students in the spring semester, but Administrators are still discussing if the fee will be applied to students enrolling in summer courses. Prior to... Read More

Editorial: Dear Governor Greitens

Dear Governor Greitens, We are writing to ask the question on the mind of every public college and university across the state: What the hell? We understand the need for budget cuts and that to balance the Missouri state deficit things had to change. However, we are a little curious why you chose to take a majority of the deficit... Read More

Adjuncts make up 27 percent of faculty

At Western, adjuncts make up about 27 percent of faculty. Budget cuts from the state have increased the percentage of adjuncts by over 40 percent. Adjunct faculty members work without a contract for significantly less pay than full-time professors. “We haven’t had any new money, and we’ve had our budget cut every year for the last few years,” Academic Affairs... Read More