Category: Campus & Local

Locals meltdown in response to leaking nuclear reactor 0

Locals meltdown in response to leaking nuclear reactor

By Molly Roberson and Darrah Blackwater –  Tarleton students say the leaking nuclear reactor half a world away in Japan is raising concerns about the safety of the nuclear power plant just a half...

State budget cuts likely to cost students’ campus jobs 0

State budget cuts likely to cost students’ campus jobs

By Molly Roberson –  Texas lawmakers’ efforts to balance the state budget are likely to cost some Tarleton students their campus jobs and result in reduced hours for other student workers.  The number of...

What could budget cuts and student growth mean for you? 0

What could budget cuts and student growth mean for you?

By Deana Coan –  The record size of Tarleton’s 2010 freshman class is making the budget cuts facing the university a little less painful. The 1,427 students who enrolled last fall pumped millions of...

Budget cuts may slash financial aid for thousands 0

Budget cuts may slash financial aid for thousands

By Sarah Friesen –  One in five Tarleton State University students will lose grants next year if budget cuts approved by the Texas House and Senate finance committees become law, a university spokesman said...

The new age of activism: Tarleton’s most dangerous man 0

The new age of activism: Tarleton’s most dangerous man

By Shana Utton –  Picket signs, sit-ins, walk-outs, protestors chaining themselves to trees. These were common ways the Sixties generation showed support for the causes they believed in. Whether it be the War in...

Southwest Regional Dairy Center undergoes repairs before opening 0

Southwest Regional Dairy Center undergoes repairs before opening

By Hannah Langford and Landon Haston –  The long awaited Southwest Regional Dairy Center opens May 5 even as the contractor is making repairs to the state-of-the-art lagoon system that would filter the wastewater...

Tarleton campus police ‘call in the big guns’ 0

Tarleton campus police ‘call in the big guns’

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...

Tarleton makes changes to ‘balance its budget’ 0

Tarleton makes changes to ‘balance its budget’

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...

The J-TAC makes move to online-only publication 0

The J-TAC makes move to online-only publication

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...

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners not available in Stephenville 0

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners not available in Stephenville

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...