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Kaylee Sharp elected SGA parliamentarian

At the end of its first meeting since Jan. 29, SGA elected Senator Kaylee Sharp to be its parliamentarian, replacing Ravyn Highsmith. Sharp ran against Senator Mallory Saladen. Both senators gave brief speeches about their respective qualifications which were followed by endorsements from other senators. Saladen was endorsed by Senators Asya Beasley and Engoma Fataki. Sharp was endorsed by Senators... Read More

SGA holds first senate meeting since Jan. 29

On Feb. 19, SGA held its first Senate meeting since Jan. 29 in order to conduct routine business that had piled up during the demonstration. SGA Vice President Reece Christensen said that there was concern among senators that allowing the allowing the business to be unaddressed was causing unnecessary harm to students. “There were some things on the previous agenda... Read More

SGA protest continues

SGA has not yet resumed operations since the Senate voted to immediately adjourn on Jan. 29 in protest against administrative oversight. At that time, SGA stated in a press release that it was adjourning to “bring light to current issues faced with balance of power between the Student Government Association (SGA) and its administrators.” SGA President Kyle Fuson says that... Read More

Second degree sexual abuse reported on campus

On Jan. 19, a  second-degree sexual abuse case was reported to campus police. The crime occurred on campus and the suspect has not been publicly identified. According to the case report, there was one victim and four witnesses. Interim Police Chief Trevor Brown said that the case is currently in the Buchanan County prosecutor’s office and that the Police Department... 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