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UM Board approves new financing plan

Oct 24, 2014
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The University of Missouri Board of Curators unanimously voted to approve a financing plan that will allow the sales of revenue bonds in order to fund the construction projects in the UM system. The board voted to approve $150 million of the $255 million of the system’s revenue bonds last night.

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The Faculty Council is taking a look at the future of faculty at MU. 

New UM Curator appointed

Sep 26, 2014
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Governor Jay Nixon appointed David Steelman of Rolla, to serve on the University Of Missouri Board Of Curators. The board oversees the operation of the four- Campus University of Missouri system.

Providence Point to become available for group events

Sep 25, 2014
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UM system president Tim Wolfe announced Wednesday that for the first time in its 43 year history, Providence Point will be used as an event and meeting space for both university and external groups. 

Providence Point has historically been home to the UM system president and his family but Wolfe decided that he wanted to live elsewhere.  The location has always been used to entertain university guests from around the state, nation and world but will now be open to businesses and university and community groups looking for a meeting space in Columbia. 

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University of Missouri officials said Tuesday they have made progress in their safety and security review of campus. The university has completed taking inventory on their sexual and mental health resources.

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The University of Missouri system has announced its 18-member committee that will lead the search for the new Chancellor of MU’s Columbia campus. The announcement Thursday afternoon comes on the heels of two public forums this week discussing the search. UM system spokesperson John Fougere says those hearings and the appointment of the committee were two important steps in the process. He says the next is when the committee first meets in the next couple weeks.

Current Chancellor Brady Deaton is set to retire on November 15th, and Fougere says the goal is to have a new chancellor hired before the end of the fall semester.

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The University of Missouri Board of Curators met Friday morning, and the curators say they are concerned about statewide spending cuts that directly affect the UM System. 


Missouri governor Jay Nixon froze 400 million dollars in statewide spending in response to threats to override his veto of House Bill 253, a tax-cutting bill that Nixon said would drain state revenue.  Republicans have enough seats in the state legislature to override the Democratic governor’s veto in September if they all agree to do so. 

New UM Curator Mike Ponder lays out goals

Jun 7, 2013

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

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As one University of Missouri System vice president retires, the system is creating a different position to take over his responsibilities. 

UM System students take their case to Jefferson City

Apr 12, 2013
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Legislation for campus capital improvements and student curators are key issues the Associated Students of the University of Missouri brought to legislators at the capitol Thursday.

About 50 students from all four University of Missouri campuses gathered to talk to state legislators at the Make a Stand Rally.

System president discusses first year in office

Feb 12, 2013
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A year after taking the office as University of Missouri system president, Tim Wolfe says the number one issue on his agenda is strategic planning.

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University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced a few changes to the organization of some administrative offices Wednesday. In a press release, Wolfe said he will consolidate the roles of Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, which has been vacant for several years, and the Vice President of Economic Development.

UM System spokesperson Jennifer Hollingshead says the new person in this position will work with chief academic, research and economic development officers on all of the system campuses.

Students lobby UM Curators over coal power plant

Sep 13, 2012
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Student advocacy group Coal Free Mizzou presented the MU Board of Curators today with 3,000 student signatures asking the University of Missouri to transition from coal to clean energy.

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

Governor Jay Nixon’s withholdings announced Friday are expected to be felt by Missouri’s higher-education institutions. Nixon announced the removal of $9 million from the budgets of Missouri’s public colleges and universities, effective July 1st. It’s part of $15 million withheld from a budget Nixon says is $50 million out of balance. 

University of Missouri Press to be eliminated

May 24, 2012
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The University of Missouri Press will close. That’s according to a press release issued today by the University of Missouri system. The UM system provides the University of Missouri Press with a $400,000 yearly subsidy, and according to the press release, the Press has been unable to operate without a deficit in recent years.

Future of UM System presidential mansion in doubt

Apr 26, 2012
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A recent inspection found that the University of Missouri System President's house needs approximately $88,000 dollars worth of restoration.

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Apr 25, 2012

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UMSL to hold an interdisciplinary conference on "consilience."

The UM System president's house needs $88,000 worth of additional repairs and renovations.

Legislation moving through the state Senate that would make cellphone companies share 911 call information.

A state Senate panel considers legislation that would make CPR a requirement for Missouri high school students.

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University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty Council Thursday before its regularly scheduled meeting. This was the council's first meeting since the University system's Board of Curators approved tuition increases that leave the system with a $47.1 million budget gap.

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  • The UM System announces the recipients of a $600,000 research investment.
  • The Missouri Senate passes legislation that would ban "robocalls" from no-call list members.
  • The Missouri House passes legislation that would make English the only language for those wanting driver's licenses.

 

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Today the University of Missouri System announced the recipients of a $600,000 investment in two university research teams. The money will be use to further commercialize and expand lab research, which could translate into economic growth in Missouri.

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The University of Missouri's in-state undergraduates received a good news today.  The UM Board of Curators voted to hold tuition increases to three percent starting this fall.  In past weeks there was discussion of raising tuition by two or three times that much.  However, the proposed tuition increase will leave MU with a forty-seven million dollar budget gap.

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The Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) has started a letter writing campaign to give voting power to the single student representative on the UM Board of Curators.

Curators to meet to discuss tuition increases

Feb 20, 2012
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University of Missouri curators will meet Monday to consider raising tuition at the system's four campuses.

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Former IBM executive Tim Wolfe took office as the new University of Missouri System president on Wednesday. The businessman has old ties to Columbia. 

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The University of Missouri System Board of Curators is meeting today in Kansas City. One item on the agenda, and on everyone's minds, is the budget.

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Columbia attorney Craig Van Matre faces obstacles of time and partisan politics in his bid for a permanent seat on the UM System Board of Curators.

Craig Van Matre’s time is running out as a UM curator. He’s held the position since Governor Jay Nixon appointed him last June, but Missouri’s constitution requires a vote on his confirmation by Thursday. Some aren’t keen on making Van Matre a permanent board member.

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