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Missouri lawmakers have approved the creation of a commission to review the University of Missouri System's policies and administrative structure.

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A Missouri lawmaker is urging students to reconsider attending the University of Missouri in Columbia following campus turmoil last year.

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JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon chose Missouri State University as his venue to sign the Fiscal Year 2017 higher education budget into law Wednesday.

The school in Springfield achieved all of its performance goals, equaling an increase of $3.6 million in funding.

“When we talk about holding tuition, we’ve not done that for free. Okay? We have put dollars in to make sure that at the same time we were getting increases in quality,” said Nixon. 

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Lawmakers are scaling back reductions to the University of Missouri's budget.

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  COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty at the University of Missouri's Columbia campus has changed his plea to guilty.

Nineteen-year-old Hunter Park admitted Monday to making a terrorist threat.

Authorities say the threats showed up Nov. 10 on the anonymous location-based messaging app Yik Yak. A university police officer says Park admitted he wrote the postings when confronted in his dorm room at a sister campus in Rolla.

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The University of Missouri says it's planning to close two more dorms on the Columbia campus because of a drop in residency.

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The University of Missouri has seen grades steadily rise, like most colleges and universities across the nation.

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COLUMBIA - A Spike Lee documentary about the University of Missouri protests and its football team's threatened boycott is making premiering at a theater near the campus.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a one-hour version of the documentary, titled "2 Fists Up," will be shown Wednesday night at the Missouri Theatre. Lee worked with ESPN to make the documentary.

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The faculty council for the University of Missouri is urging the selection of someone with an academic background as it searches for a new leader for the four-campus system.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the council discussed the search process Thursday. The council says another priority is someone with an academic background and a willingness to listen to students and faculty.

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The lecture series on the African American experience in Missouri continued Wednesday night at MU.

MU Students Affected by Attack in Brussels

Mar 22, 2016
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MU School of Journalism students are safe after a terrorist attack in Brussels late Tuesday night. All 16 students in the school’s Brussels study abroad internship program are accounted for. MU Spokesperson Christian Basi says he has been in contact with MU Journalism professor Gareth Harding who oversees the program. MU students in the program work at various news outlets throughout the city.

MU Offers Active Shooter Training Course

Mar 22, 2016

  The University of Missouri is offering students, staff and faculty a training course on how to respond to an active shooter on campus.

MUPD officers will offer a free training tonight educating people about the correct approach to incidents which may occur in a public area or within a school or workplace environment. The class will consist of a 90 minute classroom session, followed by a 4 hour hands-on practical segment at a later date.

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COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri says two residence halls already scheduled for demolition will not be used this fall because of declining enrollment.

University spokesman Christian Basi says closing Laws Hall and Lathrop Hall will save the university about $200,000 a year in utility costs. The halls, part of the Dobbs Group constructed in 1959, each have 340 beds.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Laws was scheduled to close for demolition in January 2017. Basi says closing the halls this fall could move up construction and demolition work.

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COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri approves of a proposed outside review of the system's operations and rules.

Vice President for University Relations Steve Knorr said the university supported the proposal at a Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee hearing Tuesday.

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COLUMBIA - University leaders are projecting “a very significant budget shortfall” at MU, according to a statement emailed to MU faculty and staff today.

In the statement, Interim MU Chancellor Hank Foley says that factors including an anticipated drop in first-time students and student retention for fall of 2016 could cause a roughly 1,500 student decline in enrollment at MU. That decline would contribute to the $32 million budget gap projected for next year.

 

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 A bipartisan group of Missouri lawmakers has prevailed over the leaders of both parties to approve deeper budget cuts to the University of Missouri.

Lawmakers voted 83-75 Tuesday to transfer $1 million from the University of Missouri's Columbia campus to Lincoln University in Jefferson City. The House speaker, majority floor leader and the budget chairman along with the chamber's top five Democrats voted against the cut.

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The Missouri School of Journalism invited Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award winning journalist, to come to campus last month and spend the day with journalism students. The visit culminated in a talk for journalism students called “Covering racial injustice in the age of Black Lives Matter.”

When Hannah-Jones came to MU, she talked to students, faculty and staff in the journalism school about how to cover issues of race. She also talked about how she practices a blend of data-driven and narrative journalism.

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  The University of Missouri campus was struck again by an act of anti-Semitic injustice. A poster was found on a bulletin board in the first-floor lobby of the Gateway Residence Hall that read, “Hitler rules.” This is the second anti-Semitic incident to occur in Gateway Hall this school year. The first incident took place in the fall semester when a swastika was drawn on a wall with human feces.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police on the University of Missouri's Columbia campus are investigating and the interim chancellor is condemning an anti-Semitic posting on a residence hall's bulletin board.

Police Maj. Brian Weimer said Tuesday the flyer scrawled in magic marker with the words "Hitler rules" was found early Monday on a Gateway Hall bulletin board.

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COLUMBIA - A former University of Missouri football player and strength coach has been named to one of the jobs created amid race-related protests.

Pat Ivey has been named the assistant vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity. Columbia campus spokesman Christian Basi said in an email that Ivey is expected to help "improve attendance, retention and graduation rates . for students from all backgrounds." He will make $150,000 a year.

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KANSAS CITY - The committee that'll help search for a new president of the University of Missouri system will include representatives from each of the system's four campuses.

The system's governing board of curators signed off on Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, on the panel that will assist them in finding the successor to Tim Wolfe.

Wolfe and the Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin of the Columbia campus resigned November 9 in the midst of protests over what some saw as university leadership's indifference to racial issues.

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Interim University of Missouri Chancellor Hank Foley issued a written statement Sunday night responding to newly released police body camera video of MU Communications Professor Melissa Click in a confrontation with police after a demonstration by the group Concerned Student 1950 at the MU Homecoming Parade.

Here is Foley's complete statement:

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 The University of Missouri system would be denied a higher education funding boost under action taken by a House committee.  The system's handling of race-related protests is being blamed.

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The topics of diversity, inclusion and respect were the main ideas of and open session on February 5, although the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators discussed various topics related to the UM system during a series of meetings over the course of two days.

Ray Chen to Play at Missouri Theater

Feb 9, 2016

Twenty-six year old Taiwanese-Australian violinist Ray Chen will play tonight at the Missouri Theater in Columbia.

Chen is a winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Brussels. He has played to crowds at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Merkin Hall in New York, and will play in Columbia for one-night only.

The performance this evening begins at 7 p.m. and is part of the University of Missouri's Concert Series.

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