• Tarleton campus police ‘call in the big guns’

    Campus & Local, State

    By Ian Troub –  A gunman on the Tarleton State University campus would face more formidable opposition than ever before from Tarleton police, who are now armed with high-powered rifles patterned after military assault weapons and training on how to deal with so-called “active shooters.” “We have patrol rifles,” Tarleton Police Chief Justin Williams told […]

  • Tarleton makes changes to ‘balance its budget’

    Campus & Local, State

    By Brittany Owens –  Students could lose campus jobs and several graduate programs are being eliminated as part of Tarleton’s effort to balance its budget. In a meeting with students before spring break, Tarleton President Dominic Dottavio said he “can’t say yes and can’t say no” about whether students would lose jobs, but said he […]

  • The J-TAC makes move to online-only publication

    Campus & Local, Other News

    By Kayla Fritz –  Who needs paper? Not The J-TAC. The J-TAC, Tarleton’s 92-year-old newspaper, will transition from a printed product to online-only this spring semester. Student Publications Director Jim Looby said he has anticipated change for the newspaper for the past couple years — since budget cuts began. Looby stressed that this transition is […]

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners not available in Stephenville

    Campus & Local, Health

    By Amber Ward –  For urban victims of sexual assaults, rape examinations can be performed quickly at nearby medical facilities. But for victims in Stephenville and other rural areas in Texas, getting an examination after a sexual assault can mean an hour-and-a-half drive to Fort Worth. And that, law enforcement and medical personnel say, needs […]

  • Tarleton’s proposed Clery Act violation fine reduced by $100,000

    Campus & Local, State, U.S.

    By Seth Jones –  A federal judge reduced a proposed fine against Tarleton State University for failing to accurately disclose information about campus crimes by more than $100,000. The judge said federal officials with the Department of Education failed to show that a $137,500 fine was “appropriate” despite the university’s “admitted failure” to comply with […]

  • State universities to face position cuts

    Campus & Local, State, U.S.

    By Chloe Green –  The projected $25 billion budget shortfall in Texas is  expected to mean more cuts in higher education, and officials at Tarleton are making contingency plans for possible layoffs. Dr. Dottavio sent an email on November 11 to students which said the state reduced appropriation an additional $1.55 million. Later, in 2012 and […]

  • Campus organizations to host first Tarleton prom

    Campus & Local, Entertainment

    By Natalie Rodriguez –  A Tarleton State University student organization is hoping to promote diversity, assist a local non-profit and unite the Stephenville campus toward a unified goal of equality by hosting the university’s first prom. Texans Promoting Tolerance, or TPT, will roll out the red carpet 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tarleton Student Center […]

  • Pruitt crowned Homecoming Queen

    Campus & Local, Features

    By Brittany Shirley –  A well-known Tarleton student added yet another honor to her name when her fellow students picked Student Government Association President Alycia Pruitt to be the 2010 Homecoming Queen. With a total of 327 student votes, Pruitt  took the crown with 100 votes, with Amanda Ritchie trailing close behind. Pruitt selection was […]

  • Athletic broadcast agreement not typical of other LSC schools: Tarleton faces unique spending habits in wake of unprecedented budget cuts

    Campus & Local, State

    By Micah D. Moore –  Tarleton State University pays a Stephenville radio station $33,750 to broadcast its athletic events – almost twice the amount any other public school in the Lone Star Conference pays to broadcast its sporting events, records show. Tarleton’s payment to KSTV-FM 93.1 comes as the university is trying to cut $9.3 […]

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