university of missouri system

Education
3:26 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Missouri names top lawyer as interim chancellor

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The University of Missouri is again turning to its top lawyer as a temporary campus leader, this time as acting Columbia campus chancellor while the search for Brady Deaton's successor continues.

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Education
7:10 am
Thu July 25, 2013

MU to test new emergency alert system

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The University of Missouri plans to test a new emergency alert system Monday morning.

A university press release states that the system will be tested at 8:50 a.m. and will send two text messages to those who have already signed up for the MU Alert system.

The test will also send messages to the MU Alert Twitter page, and to Facebook.

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Education
7:21 am
Mon July 22, 2013

MU seeks public opinion on Deaton's replacement

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The University of Missouri won't be publicizing the names of its top choices for the flagship campus' next chancellor, but system President Tim Wolfe still wants public input on the closed search.

A one-hour public forum begins at 10 a.m. Monday in Jesse Hall Auditorium in Columbia. A second session is set for the same time Thursday at Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union.

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Education
3:58 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Benefits for same-sex couples in UM System has local support

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University of Missouri system’s Board of Curators recently voted to expand employee’s insurance coverage to unmarried couples including partners of the same sex. Members of the LGBT community and University officials are talking about the change.

Harry Tyrer is a professor and faculty council member at MU. Tyrer says this benefit change will keep the MU system competitive in recruiting and retaining staff members.

“It’s more inclusive and it will increase the number of people who will see the University of Missouri as a great place to work at,” Tryer says.

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Education
8:04 am
Mon June 17, 2013

University of Missouri System expands employee benefits

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The University of Missouri System Board of Curators unanimously passed a proposal to extend employee benefits to eligible adult dependents who meet certain criteria. This extension now means that same-sex partners may be eligible for these benefits, which include health, vision, and dental insurance. John Fougere is the chief spokesperson for the UM system. He said the decision will help the system attract a talented faculty and staff. 

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Education
1:05 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announces retirement

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton steps to the podium in Jesse Hall just before announcing his retirement. UM System President Tim Wolfe makes his way onto stage. June 12, 2013
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University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that he will step down as chancellor effective November 15 of this year.  

Deaton says the time was right.

“(The decision to retire) did not happen quickly, let me say, I looked at a range of issues. The success and the coming together of the planning that we have been engaged in has been a very big part of it. And frankly the lack of absence of any major crises as I see them right now, you don’t want to choose that time,” Deaton said.

Deaton says there are no negative motivations behind his retirement.

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Education
5:20 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

MU naming rights change

Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri Campus
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The University of Missouri is trying to make it easier to honor donors who want their names on campus buildings in exchange for large contributions.

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Business Beat
10:10 am
Thu February 28, 2013

How sequestration leads to cuts in research, Medicare

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Coming up we’ll tackle sequestration which is set to occur March 1. But first, when a large group of farmers in the Southeast banded together to sue a powerful dairy cooperative a few years ago, many hoped that the case would bring big changes to the industry. But as Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media reports, the recent settlement of the case involving Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America has resulted in some money for small farmers in the short term but little long-term reform.

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Education
9:48 am
Mon January 14, 2013

UM announces new funding structure, focused on cross-campus collaboration

The University of Missouri's new research funding program encourages projects between campuses, to get researches to expand work across fields.
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It’s been dubbed the Interdisciplinary Intercampus Research Program and it has a starting fund of a million dollars. The new program’s goal is to promote research that has high potential for external funding and commercialization.

Mike Nichols is the UM system’s vice president for research and economic development. He says a successful collaboration by scientists at UMKC and engineers at Missouri S&T inspired the funding’s creation. The team developed a bioactive glass material that helps heal open wounds.

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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
4:49 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

University of Missouri System continues to fight release of syllabi

The National Council on Teacher Quality is seeking course syllabi under Missouri's public records law as part of a nationwide effort to monitor what aspiring teachers learn at college.
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The University of Missouri system continues to oppose public release of records related to teacher training.

A Washington-based education group, The National Council on Teacher Quality, filed a civil lawsuit against the four-campus system in Boone County Circuit Court. The group is seeking course syllabi under Missouri's public records law as part of a nationwide effort to monitor what aspiring teachers learn at college. The results will be published next year in U.S. News & World Report.

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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
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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Exam
5:24 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

As tuition goes up, is it worth the price?

Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri Campus
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With the cost of a college education continuing to increase and state funding simultaneously decreasing, some are beginning to question the value of attending a university at all.

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