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Juda and Beshears Halls experience flooding in suites over winter break

Seven suites in Juda Hall and one in Beshears flooded on January 7th, over a week before the spring semester started. The cause of the flooding was a frozen water line that broke and seeped into seven suites in Juda and one suite in Beshears. Eight supply pipes froze as well but did not cause as much damage. The cause... Read More

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