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Missouri Western considers replacing telephone system

Later this spring, Missouri Western will be looking to replace its outdated telephone system with a new voiceover IP (VoIP) system through a new telephone vendor. Mark Mabe, Director of Information Technology Services, says that this idea was prompted by AT&T’s announcement that they will soon not be supporting the current phone system. “The phone system itself just offers significantly... Read More

Jacobson challenges common narratives about immigration

On April 6, Pi Sigma Alpha and SGA hosted Dr. Robin Jacobson, who spoke about immigration and the narratives about immigrants that affect our national policy decisions. Jacobson, an associate professor of political science at the University of Puget Sound in Washington state, emphasized the influence of narratives throughout her talk. “Recognize, I think, the power of narratives about who... Read More

NAACP hosts ‘To Be Black or Black-ish’

On Thursday, the Missouri Western chapter of the NAACP hosted ‘To Be Black or Black-ish,’ a program designed to educate people about the black experience. The event was attended by six people in Spratt 201. Eric Toliver, President of the Western NAACP and host of the event, emphasized being genuine about yourself throughout the event. “My goal for ‘To Be... Read More

Logan Hall closing due to high maintenance costs and low occupancy

After a year of deliberation, Logan Hall is being shut down due to increasing maintenance costs and lower occupancy numbers in residence halls across campus. Cale Fessler, Vice President of Financial Planning and Administration, cites the building’s age as a reason for increased costs, which have been estimated at anywhere from $95,000-$120,000 annually. “It is the oldest facility – obviously... Read More