One of the most difficult things for me to accept is that class facilitations are more helpful to the students than harmful. While I understand it forces students to take ownership of their education, it comes off as more of a cop out than anything. […]
Truman State University’s Board of Governors recently approved plans to hire engineers to assess replacing the Greenwood building’s windows. After the assessment, the University will move forward to spend half a million dollars from the state to replace half of the building’s windows. […]
Truman State University’s first TEDx conference, TEDxTrumanStateUniversity, is just two weeks away, and we couldn’t be more excited. TED is an internationally acclaimed, non-profit organization that hosts conferences around the world. Their conferences feature a variety of speakers who give short, powerful talks about their unique ideas and perspectives. The TED organization grants individual licenses to schools, cities, and community organizations to host their own TED-like conferences — known as TEDx — and this is what we’re bringing to Truman. Our conference has been organized entirely by students, who have been hard at work since last March to make this event a reality.
I certainly have a right to vote, and so do people in my exact same situation. I’m just choosing not to exercise that right. My situation is special. Plenty of students at Truman will not graduate for three or four more years, are staying for graduate degrees or will decide to live in the community after their time at Truman is over. I would encourage anyone in those situations to vote. I think qualified person who permanently lives in Kirksville should vote. These decisions affect you and the people you live with. There are many people doing great work trying to register and inform as many voters as possible, and I that shouldn’t stop. […]
With the recent announcement of plans to hire a part-time psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner and equine therapist, Truman State University is undoubtedly taking steps to address the mental health of students, staff and faculty on campus. While the effort to address the problem is commendable, it raises numerous questions about effective, responsible and timely solutions.
After more than two decades, Truman State University will begin phasing out the Liberal Studies Program next year. The new curriculum, dubbed The Dialogues, strives to maintain Truman’s reputation as one of the premier universities in the region. […]
With the close of elections and the welcoming of five new voting members to the body this past week, the Student Government 2018-2019 session is in full swing. Just over a month into the school year, the body has already started making headway into a number of projects that we’re very excited about for this year. […]
Last semester, The Index printed a column discussing the topic of a “Typical Truman Student” and how Truman State University needs to address the mental health decline on campus. Since then, the University has started […]
After only being on campus for one month, Student Government is already hard at work continuing old projects and starting new endeavors as well. We have a few exciting upcoming events and many opportunities to […]
Truman State University’s “dry campus” policy is well-documented, but a new caveat appeared in the student code of conduct this summer — medical amnesty. It is by no means a blanket policy, but in short, […]