Author: Cami Mondeaux

Westminster alpine ski places third, 7 athletes in top 10

The Westminster College alpine ski teams finished third overall in alpine events at the Denver Invitational Tuesday. The men’s team finished second in overall points, with a final score of 157. Five of the men’s athletes also finished in the top 10. The women’s team finished fourth overall with a total of 131 points, with two athletes finishing in the top 10. Giant Slalom event T...

Weekend sports update: Alpine skiing returns, women’s basketball wins both games

Every week, The Forum keeps readers up to date on the latest athletic updates. This week, Westminster College debuted its alpine ski season while men’s and women’s basketball hit the road to play in Nebraska and Colorado. Sports coverage by The Forum is created in part through a partnership with the Westminster College Athletics Program.  Alpine ski Five skiers on Westminster’s alpine t...

Weekend sports update: Men and women’s basketball battle 2 schools from Colorado

This week, Westminster College competed in men’s and women’s basketball in two games each.

Weekend sports update: Soccer player nationally recognized, women’s basketball gets two wins

Every week, The Forum keeps readers up to date on the latest athletic updates. This week, Westminster College competed in men’s and women’s basketball, began the indoor track and field season and named a soccer athlete to the CoSIDA Division II Academic All-America First Team.  Sports coverage by The Forum is created in part through a partnership with the Westminster College Athletics Program...

Westminster student creates first Spanish-speaking Shakespeare team in Utah

Everyone knows William Shakespeare for his iambic pentameter and forbidden love stories. However, many play-watchers and theater enthusiasts are only familiar with these works in the English language.  Alvaro Cortez, a senior BFA major at Westminster College, wants to change that.  Last year, a former high school teacher of Cortez approached him about starting a new Shakespeare team — on...

Students crowd outside faculty meeting to protest tuition increase

Over 120 students silently lined the outside walkways leading up to Gore School of Business Friday afternoon, where a scheduled faculty meeting would take place.  Students held signs protesting how the tuition increase will affect them, with many stating they aren’t sure if they can attend Westminster College next year.  “Honestly it depends on the financial aid I’m able to receive,” sai...

ASW Senate passes multiple legislation, including support for the Equal Rights Amendment

ASW Senate gathered in the Health, Wellness and Activity Center (HWAC) Monday night for its fourth and final meeting of the Fall semester.  Senate presented several pieces of legislation, including a resolution for making ACT/SAT scores optional for admission applications and a resolution to support the Equal Rights Amendment. During these meetings, senators discuss possible changes on campus...

Tuition increase may ‘jeopardize’ attendance, some students say

Update: 4:35 p.m. President Beth Dobkin publicly responded to student questions and concerns Monday through an email sent out to undergraduates. “For the past several years, expenses at Westminster have exceeded revenues,” Dobkin wrote. “During that time, the College prioritized keeping tuition increases very low and responded by eliminating staff and faculty positions, reducing ...

Westminster faces unclear future with the promise of free public college

With about a year before the 2020 presidential election, several Democratic candidates are building their campaigns on big promises, one of those being free tuition for public colleges and universities.  Some argue this promise may bring unexpected consequences, such as the downfall of private colleges in the United States. With free tuition at public colleges, it could potentially affect enr...

Administration announces 8.5% tuition increase for next academic year

Students can expect a hike in tuition with a $3,000 increase for the 2020-21 academic year, according to an announcement released from the Westminster College administration Thursday.  Tuition costs will rise from $34,984 to $37,960 a year, which is roughly an 8.5% increase for both current and incoming students.  “This increase reflects our need to establish a tuition price that comes c...

ASW Senate approves funds for sexual assault survivor support

ASW Senate approved a request of $2,500 toward the Student Survivors of Sexual Violence Fund during its general session meeting Nov. 5. The request is in response to a resolution that was passed in the last Senate meeting, supporting the creation of the fund. Vice President Kenzie Campbell presented the request, noting the importance of providing support to sexual violence survivors outside of the...

ASW Senate passes resolution supporting creation of women’s club soccer team

ASW Senate passed a resolution supporting the creation of a women’s club soccer team at Westminster College during their monthly meeting Nov. 4.  Through this resolution, senators said they hope to create an environment with equal opportunity for everyone.  “We as ASW aim to create environments and opportunities that promote equitable treatment and empowerment of all individuals,” said A...