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Missouri state colleges and universities are being warned not to consider tuition increases greater than the inflation rate despite Gov. Eric Greitens' proposals to cut appropriations by 10 percent in the coming fiscal year.

 Missouri State University is decreasing the number of credit hours required to graduate as part of a plan to make the school more affordable.

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A recent report by a Missouri task force says the state's public universities and community colleges should not stray from the types of degrees their institutions can grant unless they have a good reason to do so.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Missouri lawmakers asked the task force, made up of 16 state higher education leaders, to address the issue after a dispute between the University of Missouri System and Missouri State University.

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Suspended Missouri State quarterback Breck Ruddick is out for the rest of the year but won't be kicked off the team for an animal cruelty citation.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Bears coach Dave Steckel announced Monday that the Marion, Arkansas, sophomore must apologize and meet other conditions before playing next year.

Ruddick was suspended Sept. 23 before Missouri State fell 35-0 to Kansas State in a game that was called at halftime because of dangerous weather.

The following Monday, Ruddick was issued the animal cruelty ticket and another accusing him of allowing a dog he was caring for to run at large. The incident report said the dog needed surgery for a broken jaw.

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SPRINGFIELD - An informal inquiry triggered by a complaint against the highest-ranking Hispanic official at Missouri State University is over.

The Springfield News-Leader reports the student who complained about Juan Meraz decided this week not to seek a formal investigation.

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Missouri State University has hired an investigator to conduct an independent review of allegations of racist treatment against the school's vice president of diversity and inclusion.

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Colleges and universities in southwest Missouri are taking part in a program that seeks to enlist the help of bystanders to fight sexual assaults.

Springfield police are investigating the fifth rape reported this semester on the Missouri State University campus.

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Springfield police are investigating reports of three alleged rapes atMissouri State University.

Steckel to become head coach at Missouri State

Dec 15, 2014

  University of Missouri Defensive Coordinator Dave Steckel was named the next football coach at Missouri State on Sunday, December 14. 

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  Food waste is something we all produce, but don’t like to think about. That’s why several large universities in Missouri are turning food waste from dining halls into compost.

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Five Missouri universities are working together to offer students a broader agriculture education.


  Enrollment at the University of Missouri-Columbia has again topped 34,000.

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Springfield-area residents can now dine on beef raised at Missouri State University's cattle ranch.

The meat from the school's 3,300-acre working cattle ranch went on sale Friday at a specialty meats store in Springfield.

Missouri State President Clif Smart says the move is intended to help students understand the retail side of animal production.

A suburban Kansas City woman says a photo of her daughter taken at the Boston Marathon is a creepy reminder of how close family members were to a bombing that killed three people and injured more than 150 others.

Missouri State University has been awarded a $2.5 million federal grant aimed at providing graduate courses for mid-career students at the Department of Defense.

The grant goes to the university's Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, which is located in Washington. The department will work with the National Defense University to provide graduate courses for up to 48 mid-career students with the Department of Defense.