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English profs say no more D’s in classes

The Wichitan

September 2, 2011

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....

Possum Kingdom Lake fire 50 percent contained

Possum Kingdom Lake fire 50 percent contained

The Wichitan

September 1, 2011

  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...

Obama, GOP wrangle over president’s speech on jobs

Obama, GOP wrangle over president’s speech on jobs

The Wichitan

September 1, 2011

  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 tang...

700 new Texas laws to take effect

The Wichitan

September 1, 2011

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 a...

US, allies planning rapid de-escalation in Libya

US, allies planning rapid de-escalation in Libya

The Wichitan

September 1, 2011

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 government i...

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Brittney Cottingham

September 1, 2011

Fellow students, faculty, administrators and even the mayor of Wichita Falls officially welcomed new students to MSU last Tuesday at this year’s New Student Convocation ceremony in the Fain Fine Arts Theater. Dr. Jesse Rogers, university president, reassured students that they were not there by chance...

New housing project slated for 2014

New housing project slated for 2014

Chris Collins

August 31, 2011

MSU administrators will go before the Board of Regents in November to discuss building a new campus residence hall. Dr. Keith Lamb, associate vice president, and Michael Mills, director of housing, went before the Board in August to make the initial proposal. A representative of Brailsford and D...

Campus introduces bus service

Campus introduces bus service

Brittney Cottingham

August 31, 2011

After seven years in development, a free bus service called the Mustangs Route is available to students and faculty with a valid MSU ID Monday through Friday from 7:15 am to 9 p.m. The route is replacing the MSU shuttle system that the university ran themselves. MSU spent about $60,000 a year for a sh...

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