A petition completed its first step Wednesday – a movement to allow students to vote on their university governing boards. This means students are one step closer to reaching the November 2014 ballot.
St. Louis Attorney, Brad Ketcher, filed the petition. He said students should have a vote.
“I think it’s very important that students have a full voice on those boards,” Ketcher said. “Students are spending more and more of their resources on tuition and fees, and a lot of times having to take out student loans for those sorts of obligations.”
In a wide-ranging interview this morning for KBIA's Intersection, retiring University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Provost Brian Foster reflected on their tenures at the university, noting its continued growth in spite of the economic slowdown and successful recruitment of out-of-state students.
Many universities are divided into emphasis areas to allow students to focus on their specific studies, but A. T. Still University in Kirksville is not. Their administrative faculty realized different emphasis areas work together to strengthen each other.
Patti Watts teaches her advisory class about self esteem at The lessons that teacher Patti Watts teaches in her advisory class this month are a part of National Bully Prevention Month. Jefferson Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
October is National Bully Prevention Month, and some local schools are addressing the problem with special programs and discussions.
Every morning in Patti Watts’ classroom at Jefferson Middle School, she begins the day with an 18 minute advisory session, and this month, the topic covered is bullying. Watts’ enjoys this time with her students, and believes this more relaxed atmosphere gives students the confidence to speak their minds.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon addressed public school educators in Jefferson City Wednesday afternoon. He said Missouri’s AAA credit rating and recovering economy provide a unique opportunity for investment in Missouri students.
Nixon said if students are not prepared, Missouri’s economy will not survive. He said the challenge is making sure every Missouri student leaves the classroom ready to succeed, and that requires strategic investment from the state.
Nixon said he will be increasing funding in Missouri’s K-12 classrooms in order to fully fund the foundation formula.
Truman State University in Kirksville will be adding an adult dependent category to its insurance benefits allowing same sex couples to receive health, dental, and vision care.
University President Troy Paino announced Tuesday that starting January 1st, Truman State staff will be able to claim benefits for a person that has lived with them for at least 12 months, is not married to any other individual, is not related to the employee, and is at least 18. Paino says the decision was made based on what is best for the employees of the university.
The University of Missouri School of Medicine is now recruiting eight students for its new residency program to train emergency physicians. The school is now taking applications, and the class will begin in fall 2014.
Dr. Marc Borenstein, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MU, said emergency medicine has been increasing in demand. According to Borenstein, there are three main reasons for the increasing trend.