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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

Pride Alliance pushes for gender neutral housing

Western could soon see change in residential housing options. Western’s Pride Alliance and Residential Hall Association have been working hand-in-hand to propose the university designate a select number of gender neutral dorm rooms. Pride Alliance President Kate Chapman feels that creating gender neutral dorms will allow students to feel safer on campus. “My freshman year I met this person that... Read More

AWC skews Western’s performance funding

For the projected 2017 budget, Missouri Western is expected to receive $1.2 million in performance based funding. However, not all Western students are taken into consideration of the university’s enrollment, potentially skewing the numbers. What is an AWC Student? Western is considered an open enrollment university with a 98 percent acceptance rate. However, students accepted at Western with an ACT score below... Read More

Housing Bills

As the Missouri Legislature is resuming their sessions, two proposed House Bills have the potential to change on-campus life next year for Missouri Western students. House Bills 2098 and 2099 were introduced last week for debate in the Missouri General Assembly. House Bill 2098 proposes that all state universities no longer require freshmen to live on campus their first year. House Bill... Read More