Campus News

Students to vote April 5-7 on various issues

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, News

Issues up for vote include the election of a student body president and vice president, senior class president, five proposals for uses of Wyrick Funds and a potential increase in the Student Involvement Fee.



Students to protest against construction of University Recreation Center

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Events, Campus News, News, Top Story

A group of Missouri State University students are planning to protest construction of the University Recreation Center, a $22.9 building set to break ground next month. The protest will occur from 2-to-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, outside Carrington Hall on campus.



Students debate how MSU should respond to story of Mary Jean Price

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Featured Articles, News

by Nate Bassett The story of Mary Jean Price was never forgotten, but failed to receive much attention over the years. Dare To Excel, a promotional publication that reviews the history of the Missouri State University, mentions Price as the first African American applicant to Missouri State – and her rejection – but fails to […]



60 years later, details emerge on MSU’s denial of first African American applicant

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, News, Top Story

Terry Walls wanted to know the truth; the ugly, racist truth.

In 1950, his mother, Mary Jean Price, became the first African American applicant to Missouri State University (then a white’s-only institution known as Southwest Missouri State College).

The college failed to respond to her application, and a Greene County judge ruled against her when she filed suit against the school for their inaction. Denied the opportunity for an education, Price moved on with her life, but the scar of the racially-motivated denial have never really healed.



Nietzel explains reasons for resignation

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News, Top Story

by Jason McGill Missouri State University President Michael T. Nietzel discussed his intention to step down as president at a press conference on November 3. Nietzel, 62, said he would remain in the post through December 2010 to allow adequate time for the Board of Governors to find his successor. Nietzel began thinking of leaving […]



Bear Claw free tutoring for students opens at Meyer Library

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Features, News, Top Story

Finding a tutor on campus has never been easier. Thanks to the new Bear Claw (Center for Learning and Writing), students needing assistance in writing, math, or any subject taught on campus can find tutors quickly, easily, and all under one roof.
Located conveniently on the first floor of Meyer Library, the Bear Claw is designed to be “a comfortable place for students to come together and work,” according to Mike Frizell, Director of the Bear Claw.



Students stage ‘Empty Holster’ protest of campus concealed carry ban

Apr 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

Zach Becker Editor-in-Chief The message on the signs are clear. Firearms are not allowed on the Missouri State campus, concealed or otherwise. But will those signs stop a maniacal gunman? Not according to MSU non-traditional student Andrew Simpson, who believes tragedies like the shooting at Virginia Tech could have been averted had law-abiding students been […]



Hate the people search?

Apr 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

Missouri State University’s Web & New Media offer the ability to opt out of people search.



Poor record-keeping could leave SGA’s constituents in the dark

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

The new administration would do well to look into record-keeping practices at SGA that are at best suspicious and at worst illegal. On February 23, The Underground requested SGA budget and attendance records going back to 2005, the year that SGA became wholly funded by student fees. It took 18 days for SGA to produce this year’s budget, and no explanation for the delay was given outside of being busy. The attendance information provided for the current year was incomplete, as it didn’t list the names or total number in attendance for many of the meetings.



Former SGA senator speaks out

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

SGA needs to increase accountability to recruit and retain good senators.