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McCaskill talks student debt at MWSU

Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Missouri Western to talk about student loan debt on Tuesday, March 22. As part of her College Affordability Tour, McCaskill held a roundtable discussion with Missouri Western students, administrators and others from the St. Joseph community to talk about changes to help make college more affordable for students. “There is a lot of things that are... Read More

Western Cracks Down on Sexual Harassment

In compliance with upcoming federal changes to Title IX, the university has implemented new policies regarding discrimination. Title IX discrimination refers to sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity. Legislation Today Title IX refers to a section of the federal Educations Amendments of 1972, which states (in... Read More

Senator visits Western

Due to new legislation and changes to old understandings, one local politician has taken it upon herself to help educate Missouri college campuses regarding sexual violence. As part of her “Claire on Campus’ tour, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Missouri Western to speak to administrators, faculty members and students about sexual assault. She made her visit on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 4:15... Read More

The living, breathing law: Title IX

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Above is a quote from Title IX, a law passed in 1972 that, by definition, requires gender equity for boys and girls in... Read More