higher education

Education
1:55 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

New law aims to make college transfers easier

Governor Jay Nixon signs an education bill into law in Columbia, MO. June 7, 2012.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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

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Education
11:54 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Lincoln University President to retire

Carolyn Mahoney
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.

Politics
4:47 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Higher education bill in Capitol may not be too helpful

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

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Politics
11:11 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Good news and bad news on Missouri's gender gap

This map shows the good news: more women are getting college degrees.
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. 

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Politics
10:01 am
Thu March 8, 2012

House budget would cut services to the blind, restore higher education dollars

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. 

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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
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
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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Politics
9:13 am
Wed February 15, 2012

MU student representatives lobby against higher education cuts

Students urged lawmakers to reconsider Gov. Jay Nixon's projected deep cuts to higher education in his 2013 budget.

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.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Gov. Nixon speaks with University leaders about cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon
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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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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Talking Politics
1:36 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Talking Politics for January 31, 2012

The Missouri Capitol building at night. The proposed 2013 budget includes drastic cuts to higher education.
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.

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Intersection
6:29 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Proposed higher education funding cuts

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

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