higher education

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Governor Nixon signs a law aiming to make college transfers easier
  • The flights between Columbia and Atlanta begin
  • Attempts to remedy that state education funding formula
  • Rural MO post offices get a reprieve

 

Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill into law today that calls for more uniformity among higher education institutions in Missouri.

Lincoln University

In a brief press release Tuesday, the Lincoln University Board of Curators announced that Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney intends to retire from her position as President of the University on August 15th.

The press release says a search committee for her replacement will be appointed immediately.

According to the University's website, Mahoney has been President since February 2005. She's also a current Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Higher education bill in Capitol may not be too helpful

Apr 13, 2012

A bill proposing to aid Missouri colleges and universities may not as helpful as originally thought.

Good news and bad news on Missouri's gender gap

Mar 8, 2012
Women's Policy Alliance

In Missouri, women still earn just 74 cents to the dollar, compared to men – one of the worst ratios in the nation. But a report released yesterday also has some good news on gender equality in Missouri, especially in higher education. 

Jacob Fenston / KBIA

Budget writers in the Missouri House have approved their version of the 13 bills that make up the state's budget for next year.  Committee members eliminated $28 million for a program that aids the blind, but then put 6 million back into it from another source. 

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.

Sergio Goncalves / flikr

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

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.

Members of the Missouri Student Association traveled to Jefferson City Tuesday to ask state officials to rethink their proposal that would raise student tuition next year.

Gov. Nixon speaks with University leaders about cuts

Feb 9, 2012
KBIA file photo

Two days after promising a decrease to higher education cuts, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon met with university presidents in Jefferson City.

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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.

Talking Politics for January 31, 2012

Jan 31, 2012
forwardstl / flickr

This week on Talking Politics two Jefferson City lawmakers (both from Columbia) delve into the future of higher education in the state of Missouri as potentially massive budget cuts in 2013 loom large.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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