Education

MU leaving the Big 12
5:09 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Big 12 announces settlement with MU: $12.4M

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, left, and Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton celebrate the announcement of Missouri's entrance into the SEC, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Student Center at MU in Columbia, Mo.
Karen Mitchell KBIA Sports Extra

The Big 12 conference announced its agreement with MU on its website Tuesday afternoon. Here is the text of the article posted on the conference's website:

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Education
4:21 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

MU's Deaton talks budget with faculty council

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks the MU Faculty Council on Feb. 23, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty Council Thursday before its regularly scheduled meeting. This was the council's first meeting since the University system's Board of Curators approved tuition increases that leave the system with a $47.1 million budget gap.

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Education
4:18 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

MU, KU officials weigh in on future of rivalry

MU’s Kim English boxes out Kansas guard Travis Releford during the MU-KU game on February 4, 2012 in Columbia, MO.
Kaveh Kaghazi KBIA Sports Extra

Missouri’s men’s basketball game against Kansas on Saturday was the 267th time the teams have played.  But it could be one of the last times the long time rivals will compete since MU is moving to the Southeastern Conference next year.  Opposing petitions have sprung up in Kansas and Missouri to either save or end the Border Showdown.

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Exam
3:54 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Deaton faces faculty council

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Eric Staszczak KBIA

This week on the show: Brady Deaton talks with the MU Faculty Council for the first time since announced cuts. Plus, a little discussion of the future of the MU-KU rivalry.

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Education
4:51 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Columbia's Battle honored in documentary

MU Cooperative Media Group

MU Extension will premiere a documentary about the life of Eliot Battle, a long time educator and counselor for Columbia Public Schools.

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Education
4:43 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Fulton superintendent touts minimal budget cuts for 2012-2013

Jacque Cowherd (middle)
KOMUnews Flickr

The Fulton Public Schools Superintendent says there won’t be extensive cuts to the district’s budget for the 2012-2013 academic year. 

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Education
8:53 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Stephens College reorganizes academic departments

Sergio Goncalves flikr

Stephens College is reorganizing, in a move that won’t cost more money, but will shuffle departments and faculty.

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Education
9:28 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Truman State students to review Nixon higher ed cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon's 2013 budget slashes nearly eight percent from higher education in Missouri.
File KBIA

Truman State University administrators created a coalition to find ways to adjust to budget cuts earlier this month.  Now, the student member of the coalition, Ryan Nely is forming a similar coalition of all students.

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Education
4:20 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Missouri files for No Child Left Behind exemption

Eleven states have been issued waivers from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but Missouri was not one of them.  But as Maria Altman reports, the State Board of Education is trying to change that.

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Education
11:14 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Curators approve tuition increase

Tuition at the University of Missouri, where Brady Deaton serves as Chancellor, will rise as much as 7.5 percent.
File KBIA

University of Missouri curators have voted to increase tuition by 3 percent for Missouri residents starting this summer. Out of state students will see a tuition increase of 7.5 percent.

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Exam
5:24 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

As tuition goes up, is it worth the price?

Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri Campus
cindyt7070 Flickr

With the cost of a college education continuing to increase and state funding simultaneously decreasing, some are beginning to question the value of attending a university at all.

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Education
11:40 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM Board of Curators approves tuition increase

KBIA file photo

The University of Missouri's in-state undergraduates received a good news today.  The UM Board of Curators voted to hold tuition increases to three percent starting this fall.  In past weeks there was discussion of raising tuition by two or three times that much.  However, the proposed tuition increase will leave MU with a forty-seven million dollar budget gap.

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Education
9:14 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM students petition for voting power on Board of Curators

Students at the University of Missouri want their representative to be able to vote at curator meetings.
Clyde Bentley Flickr

The Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) has started a letter writing campaign to give voting power to the single student representative on the UM Board of Curators.

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Education
8:54 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Curators to meet to discuss tuition increases

If UM Curators approve the increases, tuition could spike as much as 7.5 percent at the Columbia campus.
File Photo KBIA

University of Missouri curators will meet Monday to consider raising tuition at the system's four campuses.

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Education
8:27 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Higher education cuts force layoffs at Northwest Missouri State

Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
Will Murphy flikr

In some of the first higher education layoffs announced this year in reaction to state funding reductions, Northwest Missouri State University will cut 20 jobs and eliminate or reorganize eight academic departments in a campus-wide move to reduce costs.

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Education
5:41 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Tim Wolfe takes office as UM System president

New UM System President Timothy Wolfe talks to reporters on his first day of work, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
Harum Helmy KBIA

 

Former IBM executive Tim Wolfe took office as the new University of Missouri System president on Wednesday. The businessman has old ties to Columbia. 

By Harum Helmy (Columbia, Mo.)

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Education
9:42 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Columbia College to begin science building construction

Columbia College will begin construction on a new science building starting this spring.

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Education
9:36 am
Wed February 15, 2012

MU receives multi-million dollar grant for alternative energy research

The donation to MU from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation amounts to $5.5 million.
File KBIA

MU Scientists have received a 5.5 million dollars donation from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The money will go toward efforts in the search for new forms of alternative energy.

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Education
10:11 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Columbia Board approves school boundaries

The Columbia Board of Education has given final approval to the district’s attendance boundaries.  Tweaked from out of 182 possible scenarios, the Board Monday approved Approach B, which divides Columbia Public School’s Secondary Boundaries into six intermediate schools for grades 6-8 and three high schools for grades 9-12.

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Education
10:25 am
Mon February 13, 2012

In harsh fiscal times, MU renovates administrative headquarters

Some MU professors have expressed concerns over renovations in the midst of budget cuts.
File KBIA

The University of Missouri system is renovating its administrative headquarters at the same time officials cite nearly $37 million in critical campus repairs.

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Education
10:02 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Out-of-state applicants at record high for MU

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The University of Missouri’s out-of-state applications outnumbered in-state applications for the first time in the school’s history. Vice Provost for Enrollment Manager Ann Korschgen said the recent rise is thanks to an increased recruitment the country, as well as the school's reputation.

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Education
10:20 am
Thu February 9, 2012

University updates staff on budget issues

Jesse Hall
enign beedrill Flickr

The second meeting discussing MU’s  budget took place Wednesday where Director of Budget Tim Rooney led an updated presentation on the university’s financial situation for the coming year.

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Education
9:16 am
Tue February 7, 2012

CPS releases names of new Battle High administrators

Columbia Public Schools announced new leadership team members for Columbia’s Battle High School Monday. Jacob Sirna was named Assistant Principal of the new high school which is scheduled to open in Fall of 2013.

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Education
9:37 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Search continues for MU Law School dean

Five candidates remain in the hunt for new MU School of Law dean.
File KBIA

The search for the University of Missouri's next president was guided by one unwavering principle: keep candidate names secret. But such confidential searches are hardly the norm on the MU campus.

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Education
4:47 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Job losses possible for MU campuses

Dan Verbeck KCUR

The word “inevitable” is being teamed with “job-losses” if the University of Missouri system is unable to work its way out of an expected twelve and a half percent cut in state funding for 2013.

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Education
5:13 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes

The columns at the University of Missouri.
File photo KBIA

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators is meeting today in Kansas City. One item on the agenda, and on everyone's minds, is the budget.

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Education
9:16 am
Thu February 2, 2012

UM curators to discuss possible tuition increases

UM Curators are urged to raise tuition at the University of Missouri in Columbia by as much as 7.5 percent.
File Photo KBIA

University of Missouri curators are meeting Thursday in Kansas City to discuss a possible tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year.

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Education
9:32 am
Wed February 1, 2012

MU professor wants to reexamine university spending

The columns of MU covered in snow. A MU professor says the university can restructure how it spends its money.
File KBIA

As Governor Jay Nixon is proposing a large cut to funding for higher education, MU English Professor Richard Schwartz is encouraging students and universities to reconsider everything their money is going towards.  In his e-book, “Is a College Education Still Worth the Price?,” Schwartz says that universities, like MU, have many services and benefits for students that are driving up student costs.

"Students in general in America live better now than they lived when I went to college and living better costs more," Schwartz said.

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Education
9:19 am
Wed February 1, 2012

GOP state legislators oppose curator appointment

The Capitol building in Jefferson City. GOP legislators are opposing the appointment of a Columbia attorney to the UM System Board of Curators.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Columbia attorney Craig Van Matre faces obstacles of time and partisan politics in his bid for a permanent seat on the UM System Board of Curators.

Craig Van Matre’s time is running out as a UM curator. He’s held the position since Governor Jay Nixon appointed him last June, but Missouri’s constitution requires a vote on his confirmation by Thursday. Some aren’t keen on making Van Matre a permanent board member.

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Education
9:12 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Senate committee scrutinizes school transfer bill

A state Senate committee is examining legislation allowing children from unaccredited schools to transfer to accredited ones.
File Photo KBIA

Legislation that’s designed to stem a potential flood of students from unaccredited schools in St. Louis and Kansas City to nearby suburban schools was heard Tuesday before a Missouri Senate committee.

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