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6:26 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Clair Willcox rehired as editor-in-chief of MU Press

The University of Missouri Press has rehired its former editor Clair Willcox.
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The University of Missouri has rehired the ousted editor of the academic press it decided not to close. Clair Willcox is back in as editor-in-chief of the University of Missouri Press.

Some of his main duties will include managing the editorial department, serving as the acquisitions editor, and promoting the overall goals of the press.

Ned Stuckey-French helped lead the “Coalition to save the University of Missouri Press.”  French says the press has a long road ahead it and Willcox is the only one who can lead it going forward.

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4:59 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Author wants his book back from University of Missouri Press

The backlash continues over the so-called “new model” for the University of Missouri Press. one of the Press’ authors wrote a letter to UM System President Tim Wolfe, who closed the old press as a cost-cutting measure.

Author Don Spivey notified Wolfe of his desire to remove his biography of baseball legend Satchel Paige from the University of Missouri Press. It was published in May, and Spivey’s worried about the future of his book.

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5:07 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

UM Press supporters attend UM Board of Curators meeting

Professors, graduate students and other supporters of the soon-to-be-closed University of Missouri Press attended Tuesday’s UM Board of Curators meeting.

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10:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Calls to save UM Press gain online support

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Online supporters of the University of Missouri Press are gaining members from around the world and asking the University of Missouri’s president to save the press.

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