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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

New law brings largest deduction in American history

On December 20, Republicans followed through on their promise to pass a tax reform bill through Christmas. The tax plan represents the largest one-time tax decrease in American History and it should result in the majority of American citizens seeing a tax decrease the next time they pay their taxes. While students will see an immediate tax decrease, Professor of... Read More

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Later this spring, Missouri Western will be looking to replace its outdated telephone system with a new voiceover IP (VoIP) system through a new telephone vendor.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