Third parties and the “wasted” vote

American voters have a dilemma. In a democratic system, a candidate requires the support of many voters to win, making it practical to vote for more popular candidates an individual doesn't support.Tyler Brooks, clinical laboratory science freshman, said she is voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton … [Read more...]

Board names Shipley as next president

The nine voting members of the Board of Regents made history when, after a 10-month search, they named Suzanne Shipley as the first woman and 11th MSU president. Rogers spent his whole career at MSU, meaning that when he took office everyone already had an idea who he was. Growing up in the Texas … [Read more...]

Board follows formula to hire successor

The Board of Regents members took six steps to hire the next MSU president. Step One: Announcement The former president must announce retirement. Jesse Rogers, president of MSU and long-time member of the school, is retiring this year. His final days as president of the University will be Aug. 8 … [Read more...]

Board of Regents choose Shipley for president

After about a three-hour closed meeting, the Board of Regents chose Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, to become the next president of Midwestern State University after University President Jesse Rogers retires in August. Michael Bernhardt, vice chairman of the Board of Regents, … [Read more...]

Third, final presidential candidate visits campus

Nelsen visits campus as the third and final presidential candidate from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Robert Nelsen was the third and final presidential candidate to visit campus ending the presidential forums. Audience members asked questions related to the topics on diversity, fundraising and … [Read more...]

Nelsen best fit for MSU

Our view: While all three presidential finalists impressed us and appeared to be well suited for MSU, the Board of Regents can choose only one, and we hope they choose Robert Nelsen to be our next university president. Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, impressed us by being … [Read more...]

First presidential candidate brings liberal arts background

Shipley Kicks Off the Presidential Forums from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Suzanne Shipley, the president of Shepherd University, was the first candidate introduced as a possible replacement for retiring university president Jesse Rogers. Held a day later than originally schedule due to bad … [Read more...]

Second candidate discusses vision with students

The second of three candidates for university president spoke Feb 25. to a crowd of a dozen students at the student forum Comanche Suites located in the Clark Student Center. Andrew Rogerson, provost of Sonoma State University in California, spoke on why he chose MSU and what he could add to the … [Read more...]

Attend presidential candidate meetings

Our view: At the presidential candidate meetings in the next weeks we have one chance to meet each of the three presidential finalists. The meetings are open to anyone and students should take the time to sit down and ask questions of our potential presidents.  Feb. 23 starts the process of … [Read more...]

Presidential search finalists will visit campus

Following a Feb. 12-13 Board of Regents meeting, the committee in charge of the presidential search released an update Monday announcing that three finalists had been selected out of the 53 applicants. The three applicants will be making campus visits in the coming weeks and attending forums to … [Read more...]