Education

Education
4:16 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

MU/Rock Bridge son returns home to take UM helm

New UM President Timothy Wolfe (center) meets with press on Tuesday, Dec. 13, with UM Interim President Steve Owens (left) and UM curator Warren Erdman (right).
Allan Vestal/KBIA

After almost a year of searching, the University of Missouri has a new system president.

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Education
10:40 am
Tue December 13, 2011

University of Missouri announces new system president: Timothy M. Wolfe

University of Missouri system Interim President Steve Owens (L), incoming president Timothy Wolfe and curator Warren Erdman (R) take questions following Wolfe's introduction as the system's next leader Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2011.
Allan Vestal KBIA

The University of Missouri’s 23rd system president is Timothy M. Wolfe, who is a graduate of MU’s Trulaske School of Business and of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia.

Interim President Steve Owens will remain in the office until Wolfe begins his tenure, in mid-February.

UM curator Warren Erdman introduced Wolfe as a Missourian, saying he “comes back to us now with international and national experience but with a heart that always stayed in Missouri.”

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Exam
6:14 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Inside Columbia's High Schools

Students work in an AP Calculus class at Hickman high school in Columbia
Camille Phillips KBIA

This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

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Education
10:58 am
Mon December 12, 2011

UM System to announce new president Tuesday

File Photo KBIA

The University of Missouri System will announce its new president Tuesday morning.

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Education
4:46 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

UM System decides on new president

The University of Missouri has chosen its next president and expects to announce its decision next week.

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Education
2:52 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Performance-based additional funding to be implemeted in 2014

The Coordinating Board of higher education accepted performance-based funding as a formula for future funding increases in higher education.

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Education
10:36 am
Fri December 9, 2011

CPS redistricting hearings bring out numerous concerns

Columbia’s Secondary Enrollment Planning Committee recently completed a series of eight public forums where Columbia residents could gather and share opinions about the redistricting of Columbia Public Schools.

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Education
4:51 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Mo panel wants education funding based on performance

A task force is recommending that funding for universities and community colleges in Missouri be based in part on graduation rates and other performance-based criteria.

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Education
5:42 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Search for UM System President continues

Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Hal Williamson says the Presidential Search Advisory Committee interviewed a candidate for the post of UM System president. The committee recommends candidates to the Board of Curators, which makes the final decision.
Amrita Jayakumar KBIA

The search for the twenty-third University of Missouri System President continued Tuesday at the Clinton Club in the Mizzou Arena. 

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Exam
2:40 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Missouri a leader in agriculture education

Dylan Lyle, a junior at Tuscumbia High School, waters rows of hanging and potted plants.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

This week on Exam, we take a look at Agriculture Education in Missouri. Plus, student athletes at Truman State University are being recognized for academic success.

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Education
4:21 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Columbia Public Schools introduces snow day child supervision

mgrhode1 Flickr

When Columbia parents need to go to work during a snow storm, their child care options are slim. Columbia Public Schools has created a snow-day child care program which will operate on snow days when the city’s main roads are snow-free.

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Education
5:50 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Blunt announces agricultural research to stay funded

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says Missouri agricultural research will not see a reduction in funding next year.

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Education
5:17 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

MU to recieve research grant

An example of neutron scattering technology. This instrument is called DANCE (Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments) and is housed at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Robb Kramer Los Alamos National Laboratory

Graduate students at the University of Missouri will have the chance to learn more about neutron scattering, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Education
3:58 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Derrik Sweeney gives details on arrest in Cairo

Derrik Sweeney
Photo courtesy of the Sweeney family.

19-year-old Derrik Sweeney is relieved to be home in Jefferson City after being detained for a week in a Cairo holding cell. Sweeney, along with three other Americans, was arrested for allegedly throwing fire bombs at police during a protest in Tahrir Square. Sweeney said they were threatened violently and beaten by Egyptian authorities.

However, Sweeney is now back safely in Jefferson City and spent Sunday night celebrating Thanksgiving with his family.

"Just being at home and seeing familiar things – and of course my family – it’s an overwhelming peace," he said.

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Education
10:18 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Release anticipated today for Derrik Sweeney and two other students

AP: The pending release of three American students arrested in Egypt during protests near Cairo's Tahrir Square is the best Thanksgiving gift, the mother of one of the young men said Thursday.

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