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7:43 am
Fri November 16, 2012

MU pushes forward its smoke-free campus policy

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The University of Missouri has announced that MU’s campus will become 100 percent smoke–free earlier than planned. The smoke-free date has been moved up from January 2014 to July next year.

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5:49 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

MU College of Agriculture receives grant for new laboratory

Illinois’ agricultural processing company Archer Daniels Midland, or ADM, has given one million dollars to the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

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8:26 am
Mon August 20, 2012

MU group plans celebration of University of Missouri Press, amidst planned changes

Classes for the fall semester at MU begin today, and as students return to school a campus group fighting plans to dramatically revamp the University of Missouri Press is holding a public celebration of the academic publishing house.

The Coalition to Save the University of Missouri Press opposes system President Tim Wolfe's decision to fire the press's 10 employees. The university’s plans for the press include a digital-driven alternative overseen by the editor of the Missouri Review literary journal.

Science, Health and Technology
9:25 am
Wed August 15, 2012

MU medical researchers accused of plagiarism

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Two University of Missouri heart researchers are accused of plagiarism after a medical journal retracted an article they co-wrote.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the American Journal of the Medical Sciences pulled the February 2012 article after determining that the authors "plagiarized significant aspects" of a 2006 article in the journal Heart.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:24 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

MU Health System receives federal grant for new 'high-tech, high-touch' program

The University of Missouri Health system has received $13.3 million in federal grant funding for a program that will combine high-tech and on-site primary-care initiatives in healthcare, according to a statement released by the university today.

The so-called LIGHT program is designed to create a specialized workforce in primary care as well as designing enhanced medical records to help patients and healthcare providers better manage care.

The technology component of the program involves a partnership between the Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation and MU.

5:55 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Missouri seeks stadium expansion for SEC move

The University of Missouri has unveiled its long-promised plans to upgrade athletic facilities as it moves to the Southeastern Conference.

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5:05 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

MU's Tiger Spot gone

Photo courtesy of University of Missouri

More than 10 years after it was created, the Tiger Spot mosaic in front of MU’s Ellis Library was torn apart and hauled away Monday morning.

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9:34 am
Wed April 25, 2012

In tough job market, MU Career Center sees increase in employment-seeking seniors

MU is trying to help soon-to-be graduates find employment in tough job market.
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An analysis of government data conducted by The Associated Press shows that one in every two new graduates is either unemployed or underemployed. The University of Missouri is encouraging students to use on campus resources to help them secure jobs after graduation.

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8:48 am
Fri April 20, 2012

MU's associate athletic director leaves for SEMO AD job

Mark Alnutt
Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University has a new athletic director. Mark Alnutt was associate athletics director at the University of Missouri, and he has a deep connection with the athletics department here.

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Arts and Culture
5:14 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

MU to conduct diversity survey

The Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative at MU will be conducting new research to improve the climate for diversity on campus. This new phase of the study will use an online survey to reach all members of the community. Project director Roger Worthington says this year’s study differs from past version.

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8:52 am
Thu March 15, 2012

MU Law School climbs rankings

The MU School of Law rose just under 30 places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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The University of Missouri’s Law School has climbed 28 places in U.S. News and World Report’s latest law school rankings.

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AM Newscasts
8:30 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Newscast for March 15, 2012

The MU School of Law raised nearly 30 places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Presidential hopeful Ron Paul will make a visit to MU.
  • A Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meeting was sparsely attended in Fulton.
  • MU Law School moves up in rankings.
9:11 am
Tue March 13, 2012

MU quarterback arrested in Columbia

Ashton Glaser
MU Athletics

Missouri backup quarterback Ashton Glaser has been arrested in Columbia on Laclede County warrants issued after he failed to show up in court for a speeding ticket.

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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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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.

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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