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No tuition increase?

Missouri Western’s Board of Governors on Thursday outlined a plan to either freeze — or raise — undergraduate tuition next year, depending on the budget adopted by the Missouri General Assembly. In order to keep tuition rates the same as the current year, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget proposal, which would increase funding to Western by $534,000 and science, technology,... Read More

Western has a fat wad

-Editorial- With all the excess money that Western has accumulated to prepare for the cuts that never took place, they should cover health care fees for students on campus. Initially the student success act had us paying a fifty dollar a month fee to cover the costs of visiting the health center; the thing is, none of us benefit from... Read More

It’s a close one

Most students probably fail to realize how some of the current happenings in Washington may cause us to take a sucker-punch to the wallet; those issues are sometimes overshadowed by the tug-of-war across the aisle and other issues that target larger publics. One such event was the recent “fiscal cliff” debate. Simply put, this “cliff” involved a series of Bush... 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