Letter to the Editor

Sochi a milestone of Russian success Everybody is looking forward to the winter Olympic Games in Russia, especially me. I am going to support the Russian sportsmen from here in the United States. The excitement of the public is particularly high, not because of the games but rather because of the preparations, which are really impressive. It is really incredible to see the amount of work that was done in so short a time. It makes me proud of my country. The construction of the sports complex in Sochi, a famous Russian tourist resort on the shores of the Black Sea, was planned back in Soviet times. Its realization was prevented by the dissolution of…

Regents endanger rights on social media

Staff Editorial The state’s governing body of higher education has used one professor’s words to justify action that is an ill-advised overreach, at best. Why did they do this? The move to adopt a policy that allows Kansas Board of Regents universities to regulate their employees’ expression on social media came after David Guth, associate professor of journalism at the University of Kansas (KU), posted a controversial message on Twitter in September 2013. Guth might have been a little extreme, but the Regents are completely out of line. With the appointment of officials on Jan. 17 from Pittsburg State and its five sister institutions, steps have been taken toward what we hope will be a…

New semester, new challenges

Taylor Gravett On behalf of the Student Government Association, we are so excited to welcome you all back for the spring semester. There are numerous events and projects happening around campus that are going to make this semester one of the best yet. In just a few months, ground will be broken for the planned renovations at Overman Student Center. Pittsburg State’s new state-of-the-art indoor-event facility plans will also see the start of construction. These projects will continue to set Pitt State apart from other institutions in our region and nation. This semester, SGA and the administration will be lobbying in Topeka for an increase in higher education funding. Higher ed plays a major role…