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PM Newscasts
5:40 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Newscast for February 23, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • 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.

 

Science, Health and Technology
2:58 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

UM System announces research recipients

Luis Jimenez, CEO of EternoGen, is one of the winners of the UM System's Enterprise Investment Program. Jimenez and Mark Lee, president CEO of CLB Horizons, were selected today, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

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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Education
11:40 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM Board of Curators approves tuition increase

KBIA file photo

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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Education
9:14 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM students petition for voting power on Board of Curators

Students at the University of Missouri want their representative to be able to vote at curator meetings.
Clyde Bentley Flickr

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.

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Education
8:54 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Curators to meet to discuss tuition increases

If UM Curators approve the increases, tuition could spike as much as 7.5 percent at the Columbia campus.
File Photo KBIA

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

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AM Newscasts
8:51 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Newscast for February 20, 2012

UM Curators will meet by teleconference Monday with possible tuition increases the topic of discussion.
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AM Newscasts
8:52 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Newscast for February 16, 2012

New UM System President Tim Wolfe spoke with reporters on his first official day in charge.
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Education
5:41 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Tim Wolfe takes office as UM System president

New UM System President Timothy Wolfe talks to reporters on his first day of work, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
Harum Helmy KBIA

 

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

By Harum Helmy (Columbia, Mo.)

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Education
5:13 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes

The columns at the University of Missouri.
File photo KBIA

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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Education
9:19 am
Wed February 1, 2012

GOP state legislators oppose curator appointment

The Capitol building in Jefferson City. GOP legislators are opposing the appointment of a Columbia attorney to the UM System Board of Curators.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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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Education
9:07 am
Wed February 1, 2012

UM System urges tuition increases

Students at the University of Missouri may see their tuition prices increase by as much as 7.5 percent.
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The UM system recommends curators approve an average tuition increase of 6.5 percent, with prices at the University of Missouri in Columbia spiking at as much as 7.5 percent.

State Rep. Chris Kelly (D - Columbia) says the decision is inevitable if the system wants to pay its expenses.

"The Governor's office left the Curators no choice but to go to tuition for money. The state's failing in its obligation, so we're transferring the cost of our education from students and their parents," Kelly said.

Education
2:20 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

UM Curator Haggard steps down

The University of Missouri
KBIA file photo

A member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators has stepped down.

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Education
12:37 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Cheryl B. Schrader is new Missouri S&T Chancellor

Cheryl Schrader
Photo courtesy Boise State University Communications and Marketing

The University of Missouri system has announced its new Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Education
10:58 am
Mon December 12, 2011

UM System to announce new president Tuesday

The University of Missouri System will announce its new president Tuesday morning.

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