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This week in photos

This week in photos

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

Roger Hinesh spoke to students Thursday during Alcohol Awareness Week with the presentation, “From Addiction to Redemption.” The Counseling Center, Housing and Residence Life, Student Development and Orientation and University Wellness gave various programs to give students a better understand...

Harassment charges rock Cain campaign

Harassment charges rock Cain campaign

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

By Mark Barabak / MCT Herman Cain was already struggling with the leap from campaign novelty to serious presidential contender when he was hit with sexual harassment charges. The contradictory statements he made in his defense seem likely to fan rather than quell the controversy. Heightenin...

Perry’s tax plan would aid wealthy Americans

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

By Steven Thomma / MCT Rick Perry’s proposed optional flat tax would be a windfall for wealthier Americans, giving millionaires an average tax cut of $637,418, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Research Center released Monday. While the tax cuts would be greatest at the top of th...

Gay-straight alliance resurfaces on campus

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

By Icis Morton The Gay-Straight Alliance has been silent at MSU for the past two years, but is back with a  slight adjustment to the organization’s name. Now called the  P.R.O.U.D (Protecting the Right of Others, Unity and Diversity) Gay-Straight Alliance, the organization is made up of st...

Lockdown at Pierce ends after two days

Lockdown at Pierce ends after two days

Chris Collins

November 1, 2011

By Chris Collins and Elascha Davila-Hicks Pierce Hall residents were placed on lockdown Oct. 24 after some residents were caught sneaking girls into the dorm after hours. They were captured on videotape propping doors open so that the females could bypass the curfew rule. As punishment, housin...

Creature Crawl

Creature Crawl

Brittney Cottingham

November 1, 2011

Zombie Crawlers help 5K runners stay motivated through the streets of downtown Wichita Falls Shoot the brain, kill the zombie. The Wichita Falls Zombie Crawl and 5K Run was a bloodthirsty success, raising $7,450 over the weekend. More than 1,200 people, from the MSU and Wichita Falls communitie...

Kay Dillard spurs building projects

Kay Dillard spurs building projects

Chris Collins

November 1, 2011

Kay Dillard, a prominent donor who has given millions of dollars to the university, has issued a challenge to MSU administrators. She said she’ll give $2.5 million to pay off half the remaining balance the university owes on the Dillard College of Business Administration – but only if MSU can...

Happy trails

Happy trails

The Wichitan

October 25, 2011

Wichita Falls recently finished a bike trail running from Lucy Park to Jaci Park, a 14.9-mile route. The project has cost taxpayers about $9 million. By Caden Burros Whether it’s for fitness or a daily commute, trailblazing students are saddling up and taking their bikes out to the recently c...

MSU to spend more on alert system

MSU to spend more on alert system

The Wichitan

October 25, 2011

  By Megan Fernandez More than half of Midwestern State University students will be in the dark if an emergency breaks out. Currently, 34 percent of MSU students are enrolled to receive an emergency notification through the MSU alert system. MSU Alert is an emergency notification system that allows MSU to send emergency inf...

Student loans add to angst of protesters

The Wichitan

October 25, 2011

By Geraldine Baum/MCT For almost a week, Nate Grant has sat cross-legged on a wall at the Occupy Wall Street encampment, holding a cardboard sign that bears his scrawled grievance: “Students Ought Not Be a Means of Profit.” Strangers have harangued him: “Get a job, you commie.” Tourists h...

Hustling the system

Hustling the system

Brittney Cottingham

October 25, 2011

MSU student gives up “the ghost” in pinch-hitting scheme Would you pay $1,000 for an A? Mike, an MSU student who wishes to remain anonymous, did. His math professor didn’t get the money, however. Mike, a junior business major, paid a fellow student to take his class for him. The Wichitan has learned that Mike and at least two other MSU ...

Campus cheating widespread

Campus cheating widespread

Brittney Cottingham

October 25, 2011

  MSU students cheat. Records obtained by The Wichitan show how widespread it is across campus. Over the past three years: • 14 cases of plagiarism were confirmed in the Honors Program. • A nursing student was booted from the program after fellow students turned her in for cheating on a test. • A videotape captured a Ma...

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