College students may turn to the statewide ballot to try to win a greater say in decisions at Missouri's public universities.
A proposed ballot initiative made public Tuesday would give a vote to students who sit on the governing boards of public universities. Those student representatives currently can attend meetings and participate in discussions but don't get to vote on matters.
When the original administration building of the university burned in 1892 the columns were left standing. They stand today on Francis Quadrangle and are an iconic image of the university's Columbia campus.
MU’s non-tenure track faculty are lobbying for improved representation within the university.
A proposed change to the Collected Rules and Regulations was discussed at a faculty forum Tuesday afternoon. The amendment would redefine “faculty” in order to give voting privileges to non-tenure-track professors.
Nicole Monnier is associate teaching professor of German and Russian Studies, and one of four non-tenure track representatives on the Faculty Council.
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.