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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

Enrollment numbers taking a semester off record pace

Around this time last year Missouri Western saw record enrollment numbers, but this year those numbers are likely to level off. Jeanne Daffron, provost and vice president of academic affairs, said that over the last three years Western has had an 18 percent increase in enrollment numbers. Official numbers for 2011 will be available on Sept. 27. It looks like... Read More

Whats next for the SGA Petition and our 8.2% budget cut?

Students at Missouri Western State University are forced to walk a path of misfortune in the aftermath of an 8.2 percent budget cut. Western’s Student Government Association planned a rally on June 22 this year to voice their concerns that they were dissatisfied with the State’s budget cut towards Western. “Missouri Western shouldn’t be singled out to lose more funding... Read More

Missouri Senate Passes 4.8 Percent University Budget Cut

Missouri State Senators voted Wednesday, April 20 to pass their budget proposal including a higher education budget cut of only 4.8 percent. This is 3.2 percent lower than what Gov. Jay Nixon had proposed earlier this year. Western’s administration is hoping that the budget cuts do not exceed Nixon’s proposed 7 percent. If the House of Representatives agrees with the... Read More