English profs say no more D’s in classes

Story by Donace Wilkinson As part of a new policy adopted by MSU this semester, a ‘D’ will no longer be accepted as a passing grade for students who take freshman English. The policy was approved last spring after the Academic Council voted unanimously to hold students to a higher standard. As … [Read more...]

Possum Kingdom Lake fire 50 percent contained

  By Terry Evans Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas (MCT) Sept. 01--The Possum Kingdom fire is less aggressive Thursday, but still only about 50 percent contained, officials said. Firefighting experts were optimistic that the worst may be over, but weren't able to speculate how much … [Read more...]

Obama, GOP wrangle over president’s speech on jobs

  By Christi Parsons and Lisa Mascaro Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — In a back-and-forth that raised familiar doubts about whether Democrats and Republicans can work together when Congress reconvenes next week, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner … [Read more...]

700 new Texas laws to take effect

By Cassie Smith The Eagle, Bryan, Texas (MCT) Sept. 01--Texas is cracking down on drunk driving with a tougher law that takes effect Thursday. A driver whose blood-alcohol level is .15 or higher will face a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. The previous charge was … [Read more...]

US, allies planning rapid de-escalation in Libya

By Paul Richter Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Despite signs of dangerous fractures among the Libyan rebels who ousted Moammar Gadhafi, the United States and its European allies have ruled out a significant nation-building role or major infusions of aid to the postwar … [Read more...]

Time for Change

School has started once again, which means another semester of classes, homework and occasional (or not so occasional) partying. But most of all, it means another semester of The Wichitan. We at the student newspaper do have a warped set of priorities, after all. If you’re reading this right … [Read more...]

Team Arrow beats the heat in bike race

Story by Lauren Eggenschwiler Hotter’n Hell Hundred races kicked off Friday with the criteriums. The MSU Cycling team races as the Hotter’n Hell Hundred/Midwestern team for non-collegiate events like the Hotter’n Hell Hundred. MSU had 5 strong females in the women’s category race that … [Read more...]