The Wichitan

Would a Gate at Sunwatcher Village benefit us?

Dariana Garza, Reporter

October 2, 2019

As a resident that lives in Sunwatcher Village, I sometimes find it difficult to find a parking space in the lot that is built into the apartment complexes. You might be wondering why. The answer is simple; that lot no longer has a gate like it did back in 2007 and students that have a resident parking...

Coliseum parking causes conflict on campus

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 17, 2019

In and out. Faculty, staff and students. Residents and commuters. In and out. Everyday the parking spaces on campus wait to be filled. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, said his officers use a formula of decided ratios to make sure all people have a place to park. Each year the police officers go...

New security fee may replace current parking fees

New security fee may replace current parking fees

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

February 18, 2019

Beginning the next fall semester, students may find a new security fee replacing the current parking decals on campus. Student Government Association President Ellie Gunderson proposed the fee and presented at the Feb.14 Board of Regents meeting. The new security fee if approved will cover student...

SGA officials agree to fund recycling efforts

SGA officials agree to fund recycling efforts

Clarissa Alvarado, Reporter

February 7, 2019

At the Student Government Association meeting Feb. 4, university officials discussed three topics that will impact all students on campus: parking fees, recycling and tuition. New "Security Fee" Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, and Valarie Maxwell, interim vice president for administrati...

SGA meeting presents benefits of raising student tuition

SGA meeting presents benefits of raising student tuition

brittni vilandre

January 16, 2018

Suzanne Shipley, university president, and Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, attended the Student Government Association meeting on Jan. 16 in the Clark Student Center. The two  presented new ideas to the student's and organizations on the benefits of increasing future students tuit...

Hopes for the Hampstead parking lot

Hopes for the Hampstead parking lot

Shannon Doss, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Four homes along with their tree-filled lots were demolished over the summer to begin the construction for the new health science building. Three of these lots are now known as the new parking lot off Hampstead. All four houses and lots are owned by MSU. This new lot has space for 63 cars, however,...

Board of Regents members raise parking fees, change housing plans

Board of Regents members raise parking fees, change housing plans

Stephen Gomez

May 11, 2017

The Board of Regents members met in the J.S. Bridwell Board Room in Hardin Hall as part of their regular, two-day, spring meeting. VIEW LIVE STREAM HERE. Football Stadium — Kyle Williams, interim athletic director, stated that the plan is still in the infant stage and the number of cost is ...

Appreciation goes a long way

The Wichitan

May 5, 2016

As an avid reader of our amazing campus newspaper, I was slightly upset when reading the staff editorial, “Changes should help, not harm.” The main issue I have towards the article is the same problem I have to deal with as a student leader on this campus: parking. The article did have just a t...

Construction should help, not harm

The Wichitan

May 4, 2016

With the construction of the new dorm, mass communication building and turf fields, the rise in construction workers and their equipment is inevitable. Sections of parking lots have been closed or blocked off, and gates have been put up around what used to be easily accessible sidewalks.Students pay for p...

Researchers develop parking app

Researchers develop parking app

Emily Carroll

April 29, 2016

In the corner of the atrium, five mechanical engineering students stood by their EURECA poster presentation: MSU Smart Parking System. As students and faculty stopped to learn about poster number 23, the well-dressed engineers eagerly explained their research, overpowering the fact that they had on...

Campus parking trouble: fact or fiction?

Campus parking trouble: fact or fiction?

Chris Marten

February 10, 2016

Student parking on campus is a controversial topic between residents and commuters alike.“Parking anywhere on campus is pretty terrible,” said Alec Riding-In, geosciences junior. “As far as the commuter spots go, I don’t necessarily mind walking, which I always have to do in order to get to ...

Student government reps discuss proposed fee increases

Student government reps discuss proposed fee increases

Rachel Johnson

February 3, 2016

At the first student government meeting of the semester, university officials unveiled increased student fees to begin next year."It's only a 2.5 percent increase and it's a package deal. They are bringing in a lot more stuff like IT software and a centralized tutoring center," Thomas Mammen, biology s...

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