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Collegiate Housing Partners of St. Louis is seeking to build a 112-uniit housing complex near Mark Twain residence hall in downtown Columbia on Conley Ave. One issue standing in the way of the company’s plans is parking. The company wants to provide 115 parking spaces, but city code requires 300 spaces for a complex of this size.

Columbia Development Services Manager Pat Zenner said parking is an issue the city has yet to figure out.

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Colleges in Missouri may need to create new tuberculosis testing policies in the near future.

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Graduating students at MU an now discuss their student loan debt with a financial aid counselor in  one-on-one exit counseling.

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The New York Jets picked Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

The Jets and coach Rex Ryan loaded up on defense in the first round after also taking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the No. 9 pick. New York acquired the 13th pick from Tampa Bay for cornerback Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

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A St. Louis-based global car-rental company has announced a gift of $2 million to the University of Missouri.

MU graduate student earns Pulitzer Prize

Apr 22, 2013
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Before he even had a chance to cross the stage in May, University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate student Charles Minshew was recognized, along with the Denver Post news team, with a Pulitzer Prize.

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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.

A botanical garden at the University of Missouri is sponsoring a spring fashion show for style mavens and backyard gardeners.

The Mizzou Botanic Garden encompasses plant displays near historic points across the Columbia campus. The garden will host a Thursday night fashion show entitled "Taking the Mystery out of Plants."

Local mystery writer Elaine Viets will help host the 8 p.m. event in Memorial Union's Stotler Lounge. The show combines plant displays with detective-themed apparel designed by textile and apparel management students.
 

UM System students take their case to Jefferson City

Apr 12, 2013
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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.

MU honors students that passed away this year

Apr 5, 2013
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Flags are at half-staff on the MU Campus, as the university pays respect to those that have passed over the past academic year.

The families and friends of nine students gathered with students and faculty in the Memorial Student Union for the annual MU Remembers memorial.

MU to receive funds for building drought resistant soil

Apr 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce on Thursday that it will fund a University of Missouri project focused on building drought resiliency through soil health.

Former Missouri congressman Ike Skelton heads to the University of Missouri campus Wednesday to address aspiring politicians and other students in the Truman School of Public Affairs.

Skelton, a Democrat, spent 34 years in the U.S. House. He chaired the House Armed Services Committee from 2007 through 2010, the year he lost the general election to Republican Vicky Hartzler.

Skelton now lobbies in Washington for the Missouri law firm of Husch Blackwell. He's also on the advisory board of the Center for New American Security.

MU grad school Dean resigns for ASU job

Mar 4, 2013
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The University of Missouri announced that Graduate School Dean George Justice is resigning effective June 1. Justice is taking the position of Dean for Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

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The University of Missouri issued a press release Thursday night announcing that the campus will remain closed Friday due to the winter storm that hit Columbia today.

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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.

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A nuclear engineering research team at the University of Missouri receives a modest reprieve after it was targeted by administrators for elimination.

$5 Million Donation to MU Veterinary School

Feb 11, 2013
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Cottrell and Kay Fox donated more than $5 million to the College of Veterinary Medicine Monday.

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The prospective hiring of a retired Army psychologist who has faced abuse accusations at the Guantanamo Bay military prison is drawing protests at MU today.

The mid-Missouri chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation has scheduled an afternoon protest outside Hill Hall. That's home to the College of Education, which has selected Larry James as one of two finalists for a top leadership job.

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University of Missouri undergraduates who are state residents will pay 1.7 percent more in tuition next year as the four-campus system holds its annual hike to the rate of inflation.

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Missouri's public colleges and universities would get a funding increase under Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget. But not all of the institutions would be treated equally.

Nixon's proposed budget seeks to implement a performance funding plan that would reward some schools more than others for meeting goals in such things as student retention and graduation.

The University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will get a $8.3 million donation from the family of a former chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

The University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will get a $8.3 million donation from the family of a former chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

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The University of Missouri plans to install a tabletop replica of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue this week at the university's library.

The university was given a replica statute last year by Ty Christian, a Missouri graduate who was chief marketing strategist on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation.

The statue will be installed during a ceremony Tuesday in the Ellis Library. It will be open to the public.

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There’s going to be a delay before University of Missouri basketball fans find out whether the team’s head coach, Frank Haith, will face charges from the NCAA related to his time at the University of Miami.

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Two people familiar with the situation say two Miami assistant coaches have been told they will be charged with "unethical conduct" when the NCAA presents the Hurricanes' athletic department with its notice of allegations.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has named two Democratic lawyers to the board that oversees the four-campus University of Missouri system.

The appointments of John Phillips and Michael Ponder to the University of Missouri Board of Curators were announced Friday. They would serve until 2019 if the appointments are confirmed by the state Senate.

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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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A University of Missouri researcher is one of only a dozen recipients of this year’s National Medal of Science, announced by President Obama Wednesday.

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources hasn't decided yet if it will penalize the University of Missouri for the release of about 25 gallons of sulfuric acid.

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In a press release Friday, the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced it’s secured a pledge of $6.4 million over the next ten years toward its Tiger Scholarship fund. The donors asked to remain anonymous.

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