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Education
9:06 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Task force takes inventory of UM system sexual, mental health resources

UM President Tim Wolfe
Credit Janet Saidi / KBIA

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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Education
5:36 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

These are the people that will find the next MU chancellor

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced his retirement in June.
Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA file photo

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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Education
1:53 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

University of Missouri leaders want income tax bill to stay dead

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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. 

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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
5:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Changes in UM System leadership as a vice president retires

Mike Nichols
Credit University of Missouri System

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

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Politics
9:18 am
Fri April 12, 2013

UM System students take their case to Jefferson City

ASUM students speak with Senator Kurt Schaefer on Thursday April 11, 2013
Credit Bridgit Bowden / KBIA

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.

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Education
2:00 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

System president discusses first year in office

Olga Khrustaleva KBIA

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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Education
4:57 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

UM System President Wolfe announces administrative changes

New UM System President Tim Wolfe spoke with reporters on his first official day in charge.
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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.

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Education
5:38 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Students lobby UM Curators over coal power plant

Coal Free Mizzou demonstrators wait to present 3,000 student signatures to the University of Missouri Board of Curators during a meeting on Sept. 13 in Columbia. Chancellor Brady Deaton accepted the petition and agreed to meet with the group later.
Lee Jian Chung KBIA

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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Education
5:01 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

UM system undeterred in UM Press shutdown

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

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Education
8:43 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Governor's budget withholdings felt by higher education

UM system spokesperson says "every dollar is important" when it comes to meeting the university's mission.

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. 

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Education
4:51 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

University of Missouri Press to be eliminated

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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.

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Education
9:15 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Future of UM System presidential mansion in doubt

UM System Pres. Tim Wolfe and his family will live in temporary housing for now.
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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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PM Newscasts
5:46 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Newscast for April 25, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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.

Education
4:21 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

MU's Deaton talks budget with faculty council

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks the MU Faculty Council on Feb. 23, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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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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

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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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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.
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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.

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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.
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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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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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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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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
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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

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

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