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Slabach cuts through budget worries

With rumors spreading, tuition rising, and the recent change to the block rate spawning a student protest last week, students and faculty are looking for answers about Texas Wesleyan’s financial future. After all, back in February, President Frederick Slabach announced at a town hall meeting that the university anticipates “having to cut $2.9 million from… Continue reading Slabach cuts through budget worries

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Rams tag their thanks at annual TAG Day

The Office of Alumni Relations hosted their fourth annual Thank All Givers event, TAG Day, on March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the campus mall. In exchange for posting photos to social media and signing the banner, students were given free T-shirts and root beer floats.

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Calderon orchestrates post-graduation plans

  Luis Calderon found his passion for music by making his high school band director eat his words. Calderon, a senior music major with aspirations of having a professional musical career, almost quit band permanently. “My freshmen year in high school, I was about ready to quit band just because I guess I just grew… Continue reading Calderon orchestrates post-graduation plans

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Dumb tweets shouldn’t mean expulsion

When universities make headlines, they don’t want it to because a student goes viral for saying the N-word on social media. In late March, sophomore Jillian Kirk from Michigan State University posted a racist message on SnapChat that was put on Twitter and retweeted more than 11,000 times. According to The New York Post, there… Continue reading Dumb tweets shouldn’t mean expulsion

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Students left unsatisfied with answers from 2020 Town Hall meeting

Texas Wesleyan President Frederick Slabach opened Tuesday’s 2020 Town Hall meeting to students after continuing concerns about the credit hour block changes. Slabach followed discussing university updates with answering questions submitted by students and faculty, and then did a Q&A with students asking questions in person. The in-person questions were all about the new block… Continue reading Students left unsatisfied with answers from 2020 Town Hall meeting

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Degrees alone won’t get students jobs

You got your degree. What now? Most people want to believe that once they graduate they’ll go straight to work. But does getting a degree really guarantee you a job? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of Feb 2018, people over 25 with degrees had less unemployment than those with no college.… Continue reading Degrees alone won’t get students jobs

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Jeffcoat pitches his opinion on his termination

Mike Jeffcoat knows he was wrong to write what he did in that email. “Right after we had some people fail a drug test, I get this email from this young man, and just out of a moment of frustration, I emailed something I could have said differently to him,” Jeffcoat, Texas Wesleyan’s former head… Continue reading Jeffcoat pitches his opinion on his termination