UM Board of Curators http://kbia.org en Exam: UM reveals results of Sasha Menu Courey investigation, Menu Courey's parents react http://kbia.org/post/exam-um-reveals-results-sasha-menu-courey-investigation-menu-coureys-parents-react <p>The University of Missouri System Board of Curators held a press conference Friday aftern­oon to discuss a report investigating MU's handling of the Sasha Menu Courey case.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:47:30 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 51328 at http://kbia.org Exam: UM reveals results of Sasha Menu Courey investigation, Menu Courey's parents react Firm hired to investigate MU's handling of Menu Courey case http://kbia.org/post/firm-hired-investigate-mus-handling-menu-courey-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University Of Missouri Board Of Curators has selected independent counsel to investigate how the Columbia campus handled a former student athlete’s alleged sexual assault.</span></p><p>The board has hired Dowd Bennett Law Firm to determine whether the university acted consistently within the law and university policy when responding to events surrounding swimmer Sasha Menu Courey’s assault and 2011 suicide. The firm will report its findings back to the board April 11.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:18:42 +0000 Kristofor Husted 48181 at http://kbia.org Firm hired to investigate MU's handling of Menu Courey case Missouri Senate panel blocks MU curator appointment http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-panel-blocks-mu-curator-appointment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;Senate committee has blocked one of </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon's nominees to serve on the University of&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;Board of Curators.</span></p><p>The motion to endorse Cape Girardeau lawyer Michael Ponder failed Wednesday on a 5-5 vote.</p><p>Ponder was first tapped by Nixon for the post in January 2013. The Senate did not act on his nomination last year, but Nixon reappointed Ponder in June and he has been serving on the board since then.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:40:05 +0000 Associated Press 47714 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate panel blocks MU curator appointment UM Curators focus on science education for 2014 http://kbia.org/post/um-curators-focus-science-education-2014 <p></p><p>The University Of Missouri System Board Of Curators is emphasizing science education and research as a top priority for 2014. The board discussed a proposal for $51 million to help boost the number of students educated in STEM fields – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – by investing in facilities, infrastructure and top-of-the-line equipment.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:25:24 +0000 Kristofor Husted & Katarina Sostaric 47485 at http://kbia.org UM Curators focus on science education for 2014 Menu Courey's father welcomes UM investigation, but focused on the future http://kbia.org/post/menu-coureys-father-welcomes-um-investigation-focused-future <p>The father of former MU swimmer Sasha Menu Courey says he's glad to see the University of Missoui's planned investigation of the campus's handling of his daughter's mental health struggles and the events surrounding her death. But he says he wants to focus on moving forward. Mike Menu and Lynn Courey have set up the <a href="http://sashbear.org/en/">Sashbear Foundation</a> to raise awareness about their daughter's story and the condition of Borderline Personality Disorder.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:43:02 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 47457 at http://kbia.org Menu Courey's father welcomes UM investigation, but focused on the future Missouri approves outside look at swimmer's death http://kbia.org/post/missouri-approves-outside-look-swimmers-death <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">University of Missouri curators have agreed to hire an outside law firm to review the school's handling of a former varsity swimmer's 2011 suicide.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:09:26 +0000 Associated Press 47402 at http://kbia.org Missouri approves outside look at swimmer's death University of Missouri to hold line on tuition http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-hold-line-tuition <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State residents who pay tuition at the four schools in the University of Missouri system can look forward to flat tuition rates in the coming academic year.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:02:04 +0000 Associated Press 47400 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri to hold line on tuition CPD starts investigation, UM Curators mull inquiry in alleged assault of MU swimmer http://kbia.org/post/cpd-starts-investigation-um-curators-mull-inquiry-alleged-assault-mu-swimmer <p></p><p></p><p>The Columbia Police Department confirmed Monday it will start investigating the alleged 2010 sexual assault by University of Missouri football players of former MU swimmer Sasha Menu Courey.</p><p></p><p>After the alleged assault, Menu Courey was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and she committed suicide in June 2011. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:53:41 +0000 Associated Press & Katarina Sostaric 47230 at http://kbia.org CPD starts investigation, UM Curators mull inquiry in alleged assault of MU swimmer UM Board of Curators continues search for MU chancellor http://kbia.org/post/um-board-curators-continues-search-mu-chancellor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The search for a new University of Missouri chancellor continues.</span></p><p>After the University of Missouri's governing board held a closed meeting on Wednesday, UM system spokesperson John Fougere said there will not be an announcement made today regarding Brady Deaton's replacement. The governing board held a similar meeting this past Sunday evening.</p><p>General counsel Steve Owens is serving as the interim chancellor until university system president Tim Wolfe makes a new hire.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:29:26 +0000 Mihir Bhagat 44474 at http://kbia.org UM Board of Curators continues search for MU chancellor Record harvest for farm families; small nuclear reactor grant for MU http://kbia.org/post/record-harvest-farm-families-small-nuclear-reactor-grant-mu <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coming up we’ll check in with some farm families about their surprising amount corn crop this year.</span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 42624 at http://kbia.org Record harvest for farm families; small nuclear reactor grant for MU UM Board of Curators approves University Hospital renovation http://kbia.org/post/um-board-curators-approves-university-hospital-renovation <p></p><p>The University of Missouri Board of Curators voted unanimously in favor of renovating the 4<sup>th</sup>, 5<sup>th</sup>, 6<sup>th</sup>, and 7<sup>th</sup> floors of the &nbsp;University Hospital building on Thursday. According to Interim Vice President Thomas Richards, the $19 million plan is necessary because the current state of the private patient rooms are not up to standards with the rest of the hospital.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:59:26 +0000 Jack Korte 40472 at http://kbia.org UM Board of Curators approves University Hospital renovation New UM Curator Mike Ponder lays out goals http://kbia.org/post/new-um-curator-mike-ponder-lays-out-goals-0 <p>Keeping tuition affordable is the top goal of the University of Missouri’s most-recently appointed curator.</p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:59:46 +0000 Teddy Nykiel 35045 at http://kbia.org New UM Curator Mike Ponder lays out goals MU naming rights change http://kbia.org/post/mu-naming-rights-change <div style="margin:14pt 0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:8.5pt;">The University of Missouri is trying to make it easier to honor donors who want their names on campus buildings in exchange for large contributions.</span></font></span></font></span> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:20:39 +0000 Associated Press 32090 at http://kbia.org MU naming rights change Nixon appoints Columbia's Ann Covington to UM Board of Curators http://kbia.org/post/nixon-appoints-columbias-ann-covington-um-board-curators <p>Governor Jay Nixon has appointed former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ann Covington to the University of Missouri Board of Curators. In a press release Thursday afternoon, Governor Nixon calls Covington - who lives in Columbia - a prominent leader in Missouri for the last 25 years. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 27447 at http://kbia.org Nixon appoints Columbia's Ann Covington to UM Board of Curators UM Curator open to public input on university press http://kbia.org/post/um-curator-open-public-input-university-press <p>UM Board of Curators Chair David Bradley says he is open to public input about the University of Missouri Press.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 23:03:37 +0000 Jiaxi Lu 16804 at http://kbia.org UM Curator open to public input on university press