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Third parties and the “wasted” vote

Jill Stein. Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore
November 7, 2016

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...

Board names Shipley as next president

April 28, 2015

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,...

Board follows formula to hire successor

Board follows formula to hire successor
April 28, 2015

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...

Board of Regents choose Shipley for president

A candidate for the presidency of MWSU, Suzanne Shipley, now president of Shepherd University, answers questions at a forum Feb. 24. Photo by Rachel Johnson.
March 9, 2015

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...

Third, final presidential candidate visits campus

March 4, 2015

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...

Nelsen best fit for MSU

March 3, 2015

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...

First presidential candidate brings liberal arts background

February 28, 2015

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...

Second candidate discusses vision with students

A candidate for the presidency of MWSU, Andrew Rogerson, now provost of Sonoma State, answers questions at a forum Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Photo by Rachel Johnson.
February 25, 2015

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...

Attend presidential candidate meetings

February 19, 2015

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...

Presidential search finalists will visit campus

February 19, 2015

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...

No longer liberal arts

October 7, 2014

Our view: Midwestern State University, a proud member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts College, is quickly losing touch with what qualifies us to be a COPLAC school.  Between the presidential...

Online survey avenue for student input

September 16, 2014

Our view: While the town hall meetings are over, students can still submit input on the presidential search using online tools provided by administrators.  The presidential search is nearly halfway...

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