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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

Sequestration equals funding castration

The looming sequestration cuts flailing around in Washington could affect Western’s students more than they know. As a result of the battle over the debt ceiling, President Obama laid out an unusual threat to the budget to get his proposition through a Conservative congress. The threat is a massive cut in both military and domestic spending. Neither side really thought... Read More