Nathan Lawrence

Digital Content Director

Nathan Lawrence is an editor, documentary filmmaker and data journalist currently serving as digital content director for KBIA and Classical 90.5 in Columbia, Missouri. 

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A group of Republican lawmakers submitted letters Monday to the administration of the University of Missouri calling for the “immediate termination” of Assistant Professor Melissa Click, who was filmed calling for “muscle” to block press during demonstrations at the university last November.

 The University of Missouri system's interim president's contract calls for him to be paid nearly $40,000 a month.

Today, Mike Middleton was named University of Missouri System Interim President. Early last year,  Middleton, then MU deputy chancellor, sat down with KBIA's Intersection for a discussion of civil rights history at the university. 

Bram Sable-Smith / KBIA

The University of Missouri Board of Curators has announced that Mike Middleton, an MU deputy chancellor emeritus, will be the interim president for the UM System. 

Middleton replaces Tim Wolfe as UM System President, after Wolfe resigned his position on Monday following calls from students for his resignation and a football team strike. 

Middleton says he hopes he can help the system move forward.

  A water service area located within Consolidated Public Water Supply District Number One of Boone County is under a precautionary boil water advisory due to a leak in the water main.

According to the press release, the problem was identified at 5 p.m. on November 10. Customers in the district have reported experiencing no or low water pressure.

Rebecca Smith / KBIA

  On the same day the University of Missouri System president resigned, the chancellor of the Columbia campus has also announced he will be stepping down at the end of the year.

Just hours after UM System President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said he will also be stepping down. 

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Janet Saidi / KBIA

In response to recent protests and controversies, University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resigned from office in a public statement made at the University of Missouri Board of Curators' special meeting Monday morning. 

Prior to the resignation, on Sunday afternoon, a statement from President Wolfe was released by his office, but he did not make an in-person appearance.

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Janet Saidi / KBIA

There was a rush of local and national media attention Sunday after the students of color on the Mizzou Tigers Football team’s Saturday announcement that they would not take part in any “football related activities” until University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe either resigned or was removed from office due to his “negligence toward marginalized students’ experiences.”

On Sunday afternoon, a statement from President Wolfe was released by his office, but he did not make an in-person appearance.

KBIA

Athletes of color on the University of Missouri's football team will no longer be participating in any “football related activities” until the President of the University of Missouri system, Tim Wolfe, either resigns or is removed from office “due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experiences.”

 

University of Missouri Delays Tuition Waiver Changes

Nov 5, 2015
Jesse Hall and the Mizzou columns
Darren Hellwege / KBIA

In an email sent to graduate school staff, University of Missouri officials announced early Thursday afternoon that changes to the way the school handles graduate tuition waivers will be delayed.

 

Nathan Lawrence / KBIA

In a statement Tuesday morning, the University of Missouri said it has moved a student from campus in response to an incident involving racist remarks that occurred early Monday morning.

Information source: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Ben Skirvin / WFIU

Sheriff’s departments in Cole and Callaway counties have refused to remove decals that state “In God We Trust” in response to a request from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. 

From the Columbia Daily Tribune: "Mayor Bob McDavid said Monday morning that he will not seek a third term. McDavid said being mayor has been a positive experience, but he and his wife decided it was time he left the office."

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