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Education
6:47 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Exam: UM reveals results of Sasha Menu Courey investigation, Menu Courey's parents react

Head of the investigation Edward Dowd speaks at the press conference on April 11, 2014, to present new findings and answer questions about the process.
Credit Rickelle Pimentel / KBIA

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators held a press conference Friday aftern­oon to discuss a report investigating MU's handling of the Sasha Menu Courey case. 

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Education
12:18 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Firm hired to investigate MU's handling of Menu Courey case

Sasha Menu Courey
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The University Of Missouri Board Of Curators has selected independent counsel to investigate how the Columbia campus handled a former student athlete’s alleged sexual assault.

The board has hired Dowd Bennett Law Firm to determine whether the university acted consistently within the law and university policy when responding to events surrounding swimmer Sasha Menu Courey’s assault and 2011 suicide. The firm will report its findings back to the board April 11.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Missouri Senate panel blocks MU curator appointment

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A Missouri Senate committee has blocked one of Gov. Jay Nixon's nominees to serve on the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

The motion to endorse Cape Girardeau lawyer Michael Ponder failed Wednesday on a 5-5 vote.

Ponder was first tapped by Nixon for the post in January 2013. The Senate did not act on his nomination last year, but Nixon reappointed Ponder in June and he has been serving on the board since then.

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Education
4:25 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

UM Curators focus on science education for 2014

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The University Of Missouri System Board Of Curators is emphasizing science education and research as a top priority for 2014. The board discussed a proposal for $51 million to help boost the number of students educated in STEM fields – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – by investing in facilities, infrastructure and top-of-the-line equipment.

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Crime
8:43 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Menu Courey's father welcomes UM investigation, but focused on the future

Mike Menu and Lynn Courey, the parents of former MU swimmer Sasha Menu Courey, have set up the foundation Sashbear.org to raise awareness about Borderline Personality Disorder. Mike Menu spoke to KBIA this week.
Credit Sashbear.org

The father of former MU swimmer Sasha Menu Courey says he's glad to see the University of Missoui's planned investigation of the campus's handling of his daughter's mental health struggles and the events surrounding her death. But he says he wants to focus on moving forward. Mike Menu and Lynn Courey have set up the Sashbear Foundation to raise awareness about their daughter's story and the condition of Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Education
8:09 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Missouri approves outside look at swimmer's death

Sasha Menu Courey
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University of Missouri curators have agreed to hire an outside law firm to review the school's handling of a former varsity swimmer's 2011 suicide.

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Education
8:02 am
Thu January 30, 2014

University of Missouri to hold line on tuition

University of Missouri-Columbia
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State residents who pay tuition at the four schools in the University of Missouri system can look forward to flat tuition rates in the coming academic year.

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Crime
2:53 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

CPD starts investigation, UM Curators mull inquiry in alleged assault of MU swimmer

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The Columbia Police Department confirmed Monday it will start investigating the alleged 2010 sexual assault by University of Missouri football players of former MU swimmer Sasha Menu Courey.

After the alleged assault, Menu Courey was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and she committed suicide in June 2011.

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Education
5:29 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

UM Board of Curators continues search for MU chancellor

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The search for a new University of Missouri chancellor continues.

After the University of Missouri's governing board held a closed meeting on Wednesday, UM system spokesperson John Fougere said there will not be an announcement made today regarding Brady Deaton's replacement. The governing board held a similar meeting this past Sunday evening.

General counsel Steve Owens is serving as the interim chancellor until university system president Tim Wolfe makes a new hire.

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Business Beat
5:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Record harvest for farm families; small nuclear reactor grant for MU

The Friesens of Henderson, Neb., have 1,100 acres of corn to harvest, part of 97 million acres of corn to be picked across the country.
Credit Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media

Coming up we’ll check in with some farm families about their surprising amount corn crop this year.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:59 am
Fri September 13, 2013

UM Board of Curators approves University Hospital renovation

The hospital was built in 1954
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The University of Missouri Board of Curators voted unanimously in favor of renovating the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th floors of the  University Hospital building on Thursday. According to Interim Vice President Thomas Richards, the $19 million plan is necessary because the current state of the private patient rooms are not up to standards with the rest of the hospital.

“These existing patient rooms are highly outdated when compared to the new rooms in the patient tower, the new Orthopedic Institute, and the other renovated portions of the hospital,” said Richards.

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Education
8:59 am
Fri June 7, 2013

New UM Curator Mike Ponder lays out goals

Mike Ponder

Keeping tuition affordable is the top goal of the University of Missouri’s most-recently appointed curator.

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Education
5:20 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

MU naming rights change

Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri Campus
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The University of Missouri is trying to make it easier to honor donors who want their names on campus buildings in exchange for large contributions.

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Education
4:30 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Nixon appoints Columbia's Ann Covington to UM Board of Curators

Ann Covington
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Governor Jay Nixon has appointed former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ann Covington to the University of Missouri Board of Curators. In a press release Thursday afternoon, Governor Nixon calls Covington - who lives in Columbia - a prominent leader in Missouri for the last 25 years.

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Education
6:03 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

UM Curator open to public input on university press

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UM Board of Curators Chair David Bradley says he is open to public input about the University of Missouri Press.

Dozens of supporters of the UM Press showed up during a Board of Curator’s public meeting on Tuesday. Some stayed until the end, but never got a chance to make their comments. Bradley says although he wasn’t aware of the gathering until just before the meeting, he is open to public input in the future.

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Education
5:01 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

UM system undeterred in UM Press shutdown

KBIA file photo

The University of Missouri is standing behind its cost-cutting decision to shutter the school's academic press.

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PM Newscasts
5:42 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Newscast for June 26, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Sen. McCaskill to skip Democratic National Convention
  • Traffic fatalities increasing according to MoDOT
  • Memorial Stadium expansion plan approved
  • MU students, faculty attend UM Board of Curators.
Sports
5:25 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Missouri stadium expansion wins approval

With less than a week before the University of Missouri officially enters the Southeastern Conference, the UM board of curators has approved the first half of a project that Athletic Director Mike Alden says will “change the face” of the University of Missouri sports park. At a regular meeting yesterday, curators approved the $102 million project to expand and update athletic facilities on the Columbia campus.

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Education
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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Education
5:42 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Search for UM System President continues

Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Hal Williamson says the Presidential Search Advisory Committee interviewed a candidate for the post of UM System president. The committee recommends candidates to the Board of Curators, which makes the final decision.
Amrita Jayakumar KBIA

The search for the twenty-third University of Missouri System President continued Tuesday at the Clinton Club in the Mizzou Arena. 

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PM Newscast
7:18 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Newscast for October 21, 2011

  • University of Missouri Board of Curators give MU Chancellor Brady Deaton authority to negotiate the school’s conference future.
  •  A new vehicle is added to the Ford Claycomo plant's production line.
  • Missouri education officials want to part ways with No Child Left Behind.
  • Mexico is moving forward with its downtown revitalization.
  • Missouri is first in line for new Medicaid money.
  • Missouri Senate leader wants to end the special legislative session.
  •  High-speed Internet is coming to rural mid-Missouri.