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Tuition Increase of 9.5 Percent Approved by Board of Governors

A 9.5 percent tuition increase and three percent room and board increase was unanimously approved last Wednesday at the monthly Board of Governors meeting. The next step: state commission must approve. The eight board members and President Vartabedian commenced the session last week to hear the request made by Mel Klinkner and Esther Peralez. The board was not completely sold... Read More

Western hosting forums to talk finances

President Robert Vartabedian and Vice President Mel Klinkner are holding budget focus groups to discuss tuition increases and why we are looking at a 10 to 12 percent tuition increase. The current $1 million shortfall that will grow to over a $3 million short fall by 2013 was discussed at the focus group and three options to solve the budget... Read More

Board of Governors Meeting

The Board of Governors meeting was held last Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Missouri Western in Blum Union, room 220. The meeting was hardly debatable, with more of reports coming from the administration than anything. Reports were included from Jeanne Daffron, Mel Klinkner, Jerry Pickman and Esther Peralez. Daffron, provost and vice president for academic affairs, spoke about the students attending... Read More

Western administration mulling possible tuition increase

Senate Bill 389 may be keeping tuition costs down but it may also be limiting the quality of Missouri Western’s education and tying the hands of administration. Gov. Jay Nixon has proposed cutting the budget for higher education for the second year in a row. This time, the proposal will reduce the state allocation by seven percent. Western Board of... Read More

Potential racial issues stir student petition

In response to alleged racial issues between African American students and Campus Police, Black Student Union President Leah Hayes has appealed to Student Affairs to start a petition that is asking officers to undergo diversity training. The petition, which has been approved by the Student Affairs office, took almost a week to approve due to snow days. Director of Student... Read More