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5:05 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

MU sets single-year fundraising record

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Today University of Missouri Advancement officials announced that MU has set a single-year record for fundraising.

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4:53 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

All parts of MU will shoulder a sliver of $3.8 million state withholding

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The University of Missouri is making cuts across the board to make up for money it expected it to receive from the state government, but will not. In an email to university staff Thursday, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said MU must make up for an additional $3.8 million that is not coming to the University due to Governor Jay Nixon's recent general revenue withholdings.

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Arts and Culture
7:49 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The many Tweets of Chancellor Loftin

"It's #DenimDay2014 and also #EarthMonth so I am wearing my #Denim pin and a #Bowtie with lots of #Green"
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Last week Chancellor Loftin joined us on Intersection for a big-think conversation on his vision for MU, a fiscal path forwards, and steps the University is taking to keep students safe. His professional qualifications were readily known when he arrived on campus, but what much of MU was not expecting was a quirky and engaging Twitter aficionado. As the semester winds to a close, KBIA's Andrew Gibson compiled some of the Chancellor's finest Twitter moments. 

4:25 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, three months in

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on Intersection

R Bowen Loftin took over as the Chancellor of the University of Missouri three months ago now, taking the reins from Brady Deaton, who had served as Chancellor for a decade. Now that Dr. Loftin has had time to settle in Columbia, today on Intersection we’ll talk about what he’s learned about MU since he’s been here, and what his plans are for the University’s future.

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5:29 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

MU Extension celebrates 100th anniversary

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin discusses the importance of the MU Extension program at a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the program at the MU campus on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
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At a celebration on the Carnahan Quad at MU Thursday, representatives from most of the 114 counties in the state as well as university administrators and state legislators celebrated the 100th anniversary of MU extension.  The Extension program focuses on getting research and practical advice out for the use of all people, from youth groups to seniors.  MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin was on hand to help celebrate. 

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8:17 am
Wed April 16, 2014

MU chancellor vows changes after assault report

Sasha Menu Courey
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The University of Missouri's new chancellor says he is prepared to make the school "accountable and responsible" after an independent review faulted its response to a former swimmer's rape claims.

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9:07 am
Tue April 1, 2014

MU awards professors with Kemper fellowships

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An associate professor of voice and voice area coordinator was one of the five teachers to receive the 2014 William T. Kemper Fellowship on Monday. Ann Harrell had a pleasant surprise when University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and Commerce Bank Chair Jim Schatz awarded her with the fellowship that includes a $10,000 check.

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4:34 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Exam: Davis talks diversity training, Loftin completes first two weeks as chancellor

R. Bowen Loftin
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Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam came out as gay earlier this month. He came out to his teammates last August—that season, he also became the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and helped lead the Tigers to a 12-2 record. Now, Sam could be the first openly gay player in the NFL.

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4:21 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

New MU chancellor makes presence known in first two weeks on the job

R. Bowen Loftin
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Richard Bowen Loftin has made his presence on the MU campus feel like two years as opposed to the two weeks he has been in office. 

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6:09 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Mizzou celebrates 175th birthday

Truman the Tiger, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, and Cindy Mustard, director of Columbia's Voluntary Action Center, blow candles during MU’s 175th birthday celebration.
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  The University of Missouri’s held its birthday party at the MU Student Center Tuesday, commemorating 175 years. KBIA’s Emerald O’Brien reports on the celebration.

 The festivities kicked off with a speech by the University’s new Chancellor, Richard Bowen Loftin, who’s first year coincides with Mizzou’s 175th. He says he is happy to become a tiger in such a landmark year. “To be part of the celebration, which is going to be not just a one day event but a year-long activity for us, is very important," he said.   

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5:31 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

New chancellor to build from MU's strengths

R. Bowen Loftin was named the 22nd chancellor of MU on Dec. 5, 2013.
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The University of Missouri Columbia named its new chancellor Thursday. R. Bowen Loftin, who announced in July he was stepping down as Texas A&M’s president, will now take over as chancellor for MU on Feb. 1, 2014.

Before becoming president of Texas A&M in 2010, the 64-year-old Texas native served as a professor of engineering and held leadership roles at Dominion University and University of Houston.

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