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Letter to the Editor

Cory Garr March 11, 2014

Dear Editor, Let me first put a disclaimer on this letter that I am writing this from my own personal standpoint and does not necessarily reflect that of the Student Senate or any other group I am a part...

Letter to Editor: Finishing what you start key to success

As I pondered what to write in this piece for The Chart, I tried to narrow down the topics to the most vital and crucially important. Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that having a friendly but frank...

Letter to the Editor: Fresh start doesn’t mean we can relax

Scott Cragin, Professor Business Administration and Marketing/Management September 10, 2013

When Bruce Speck was finally fired from the presidency of MSSU, I published an open letter to MSSU Board of Governors in the Joplin Globe thanking them for their actions and expressing great hope for the...

Letter to the Editor: Student Senate bylaw ammendment irks former president

Jonathan Saunders, Former Student Senate president March 10, 2013

This article is in response to a past Chart issue from Jan. 25, 2013 regarding the change in Senate bylaws.RSO orientation is a mandatory meeting for organizations to attend, so that they may be eligible...

Letter to the Editor: Former Chart editor, adviser adresses governor

T.R. Hanrahan, Chart editor 1990-95, adviser 2006-11 March 3, 2013

This is directed at Mr. Richard Walter of the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors.
 At the Feb. 15 Board of Governors meeting, Mr. Walter grilled Dr. Linda Hand about student outcomes.

Letter to the Editor: Instructor sympathizes with student writer

An open letter to Jake Messer and any other students who may feel the same way:I feel your pain.I strongly recommend you take a class or two from any one of the several Outstanding Teaching Award-winning...

Letter to the Editor: Teaching styles render instructors useless

Jake Messer, Freshman, Psychology major February 16, 2013

I tend to find many who do not take responsibility for their actions or do not use their potential in becoming self-sufficient. That being said, I applaud professors and faculty who want to see students...

Letter to the Editor: Shared governance essential to MSSU

Dr. William Kumbier, Professor of English & Philosophy February 11, 2013

Crossing my path somewhat like a black cat on the last day of classes, The Chart’s Dec. 7 editorial, “Priorities among faculty, staff seem misplaced,” demands a response, even or especially at a...

Letter to the Editor

Jonathan Saunders, Senior, Political Science January 26, 2013

A public servant’s work is never done. If you have the ability, desire, capability, or drive to be a positive force for change, wouldn’t you?Like many before me, my experience on Senate left me frustrated...

Letter to the Editor: Politicians should be ambassadors of Christ

Every semester I read a few columns about the SSA [Secular Student Alliance] on campus and the voices of human sovereignty here at Missouri Southern and I always ask myself one question: If this group’s...

Letter to the Editor: University Police Department irks student

I would like to express concern with our campus police force.  I feel as I they are targeting certain students’ vehicles, including my own.  There have been several occasions where I have walked out...

Editorials draw fire from campus: Letter to the Editor no. 2

Nathan Mills’ article, “Teach your kids to endure, not change,” advocates a don’t-ask-don’t-tell approach toward youth bullying.Instead of confronting the problem and/or making adults —  otherwise...

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