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New Student Senate President Danielson has high hopes for 2017

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Meet Rebekah Danielson, the recently-elected Student Senate president. “Before the election, before I got the news that I had gotten the position as president, I knew that it was in God’s hands,” Danielson said. “If I was going to get it, good, God gives me what He knows I can handle, and God ...

Chancellor Malhotra: regarding Charlottesville

September 14, 2017


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The month of August at our colleges and universities is a time of optimism as a new academic year gets underway. But the horrific events over the weekend on and near the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville have served as a stark reminder that higher education is not immune to exp...

Rising tensions between North Korea and Japan after ballistic missle test

Rachel DeSutter, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Tensions have risen even more between North Korea and Japan because of a North Korea test missile was shot over Hokkaido, a northern island of Japan. This is the first time a missile has actually flown over Japan since 2009. Previously, North Korea’s missiles were shot into the ocean, not reaching an...

Pickett named Chief Diversity Officer

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Interim Chancellor of Minnesota State Dr. Devinder Malhotra announced that Clyde Pickett will be joining Minnesota State as Chief Diversity Officer. Pickett has a bachelor’s in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky, a master’s in adult and higher education leadership from Moreh...

Crowell marks 20 years as advisor

Crowell marks 20 years as advisor

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Scott Crowell is entering his 20th year as advisor to the Student Association. Scott Crowell started as the financial aid counselor at Iowa State University. He took over the financial aid office of Northeast Iowa Community College for four...

Shouse begins as Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 14, 2017


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Aimee Shouse, SMSU’s new Dwwean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, started on Jul. 3. In those short three months, she has already come to enjoy Marshall as her new home. “So many people say that SMSU is like a family, and that’s very much been my experience here,” Shouse said. “I wasn...

UMLA showcases unseen early works by late professor Holm

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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On Sept. 9, Carissa Hansen, an archivist in the Upper Midwest Literary Archives (UMLA) at the University of Minnesota, and her colleague Kate Hujda showcased material from early pieces of past SMSU professor Bill Holm’s work as well as authors Robert Bly, Margaret Hasse, and press Milkweed Editions. Th...

SAFAC cuts SAC budget after drop in expected enrollment

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Last week, the Student Activities Committee’s budget was cut by $11,517 dollars. The cut was made to compensate for a budget shortfall that came from a drop in enrollment and increased expenses, such as transportation fees. SAFAC was projected to have a budget surplus of $12,000 this year and increa...

SMSU Football bounces back after St. Cloud

SMSU Football bounces back after St. Cloud

Kristen Weber, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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In week one, the Mustangs took a hard loss after letting St. Cloud slip through their fingers. St. Cloud had a strong second half showing, proving to be too much for SMSU. Looking for redemption on Sept. 7, the Mustang’s strong defense and offense powered them to a 51-35 win over the MSU Moorhead...

Hurricanes cause major destruction

Emily Errico, News Editor

September 14, 2017


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Three major hurricanes formed within two weeks of each other are estimated to cause hundreds of billions of dollars in damages across the Caribbean and southeast United States. Hurricane Harvey was the first to come, classified as a category 4 hurricane on Aug 25. It was also the first major hurric...

McFarland Library hosts presentations for National Library Week

Emily Errico, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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For the 2017 National Library Week, libraries all over the country celebrated the theme of “Libraries Transform”. The event started in the 1950s as a way to remind the public of the resources that libraries offer to communities. The theme of “Libraries Transform” was designed to praise what libraries...

Kolnick presents “Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. Entry into World War I.”

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Dr. Jeff Kolnick, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social Science here at SMSU, is scheduled to give a presentation next week entitled “Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. Entry into World War I.” It is a part of a series sponsored by the SMSU History Club and the Marshall-Lyon County...

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