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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

Eric Greitens proposes $68 million cut to higher education

In his annual State of the State address, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens proposed a $68 million cut to state higher education funding. In a statement to staff, President Robert Vartabedian said that this cut would equate to a $2.2 million reduction for Missouri Western. This is the second round of cuts that the governor has proposed since he took office... Read More

Meat pie

Not as bad as it sounds Not since the death of Sack-N-Save’s three chili dogs for $1.50 have students been able to get full for so little scratch. This fast and easy recipe will feed four-to-six for around five bucks and makes for some very filling comfort food especially in the fall and winter seasons all for around five bucks!... Read More

No tuition increase?

Missouri Western’s Board of Governors on Thursday outlined a plan to either freeze — or raise — undergraduate tuition next year, depending on the budget adopted by the Missouri General Assembly. In order to keep tuition rates the same as the current year, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget proposal, which would increase funding to Western by $534,000 and science, technology,... Read More

Don’t major in debt

In today’s economy, students’ control over their finances needs to be on-point to avoid major issues after graduation. A lot of students just focus on going to class and making grades and fail to recognize the snow-ball of debt building in their wake from student loans, car payments and credit cards. Keeping their thumb on their financial pulse needs to... Read More