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Third parties and the “wasted” vote

Third parties and the “wasted” vote

Caleb Sneath

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 Brooks, clinical laboratory science freshman, said she is voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton come...

Board names Shipley as next president

Austin Quintero

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, meaning that when he took office everyone already had an idea who he was. Growing up in the Texas p...

Board follows formula to hire successor

Board follows formula to hire successor

Austin Quintero

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 the school, is retiring this year. His final days as president of the University will be Aug. 8 when ...

Board of Regents choose Shipley for president

Board of Regents choose Shipley for president

Ethan Metcalf

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 Jesse Rogers retires in August. Michael Bernhardt, vice chairman of the Board of Regents,...

Third, final presidential candidate visits campus

Elascha Davila-Hicks

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 forums. Audience members asked questions related to the topics on diversity, fundraising and f...

Nelsen best fit for MSU

The Wichitan

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 president. Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, impressed us by being presiden...

First presidential candidate brings liberal arts background

Naomi Skinner

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 retiring university president Jesse Rogers. Held a day later than originally schedule due to bad later and condensed into one public f...

Second candidate discusses vision with students

Second candidate discusses vision with students

Robert Hillard

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 of Sonoma State University in California, spoke on why he chose MSU and what he could add to t...

Attend presidential candidate meetings

The Wichitan

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 to sit down and ask questions of our potential presidents.  Feb. 23 starts the process of b...

Presidential search finalists will visit campus

Brianna Sheen

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 three applicants will be making campus visits in the coming weeks and attending forums to meet...

No longer liberal arts

The Wichitan

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 search and the establishment of a university master plan, MSU is at a critical point in its history ...

Online survey avenue for student input

Ethan Metcalf

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 completed, but the dust has already settled after the town hall meetings held by two representatives ...

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