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Arts and Culture
5:53 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

UM Press report calls for clearer faculty consultation

Stakeholders discuss the UM Press at a recent meeting.
Janet Saidi KBIA

The University of Missouri Press was nearly shut down last year, before being moved to the Columbia campus. Yesterday, a committee charged with analyzing that string of decisions released its report at an MU Faculty Council meeting.

Describing the decision-making process as “clumsy and opaque,” the report called on university administration and faculty to reach agreement on what should be expected from “faculty consultation,” and when it should be sought.

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6:47 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Newscast for August 28, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The University of Missouri Press will remain open
  • Report says LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care
  • Cole County judge strikes down language in Mo. health care measure
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1:08 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

University of Missouri Press will remain open

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Updated 8/29/12 3:00 p.m.

The University of Missouri says it will keep its academic publishing business open and drop plans for a new reimagined publishing operation.

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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.

Arts and Culture
2:59 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

MU faculty and colleagues vow to keep fighting for UM Press

KSU Professor Donna Potts and MU Professor Stephen Montgomery-Smith led faculty members and colleagues in a discussion about the future of the UM Press, Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Janet Saidi KBIA

A group of MU faculty and colleagues concerned about the University of Missouri’s decision to close the University of Missouri Press have outlined a a set of goals that they’d like to see regarding the Press going forward, and loosely agreed to attempt to create a resolution regarding the Press through MU’s faculty council. Organizers of the meeting also say they have a list of violations they believe UM administrators have committed in its dealings with the Press and its staff.

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8:47 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Missouri press supporters to meet with UM leader

UM System President Tim Wolfe
Harum Helmy KBIA

Opponents of the University of Missouri's decision to revamp its academic publishing business plan to meet to discuss their next steps.

Organizers of Tuesday's meeting say the school's plans to replace the press with a digital publishing operation that will rely largely on student workers will provide a poor substitute for the traditional university press model. Some members of the Columbia campus chapter of the American Association of University Professors are scheduled to meet with university system president Tim Wolfe later Tuesday.

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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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6:07 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

MU announces new university press model

MU Provost Brian Foster.

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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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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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