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Education
6:24 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

MU honors students that passed away this year

Dozens of people attended the service on the MU campus in Columbia
L.C. Chandler KBIA

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.

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Education
9:46 am
Thu April 4, 2013

MU to receive funds for building drought resistant soil

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.

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Politics
8:53 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Former congressman Skelton speaks at Mizzou

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.

Education
5:46 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

MU grad school Dean resigns for ASU job

Darren Hellwege KBIA

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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Weather
10:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

MU to remain closed Friday due to winter weather

Katy Mersmann KBIA

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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Education
9:53 am
Wed February 20, 2013

MU prepares for vote on non-tenure track faculty representation

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.
Jay Buffington Wikimedia Commons

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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Education
8:57 am
Tue February 19, 2013

MU softens decision to move nuke engineering team

Adam Procter Flickr

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

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Education
5:41 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

$5 Million Donation to MU Veterinary School

The donation to MU from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation amounts to $5.5 million.
File KBIA

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

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Education
8:18 am
Fri February 1, 2013

MU hire draws protest, psychology professor connected to Guantanamo Bay abuse

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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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Education
3:57 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

No MU-Governor debate this year over tuition hikes

The University of Missouri School of Law hired Gary Myers as its new dean.
Adam Procter flickr

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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Education
5:26 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Why some higher ed schools could get more funding

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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.

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Sports
11:38 am
Tue January 29, 2013

MU athletics will use $8.3M donation for facility upgrades

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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Sports
11:38 am
Tue January 29, 2013

MU athletics gets $8.3M donation

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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Education
9:57 am
Mon January 28, 2013

MU to install replica of MLK Memorial

Ellis Library
Chris Yunker Flickr

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.

Sports
12:58 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

NCAA won't detail Haith/Miami investigation until it investigates its own process

MU basketball Coach Frank Haith
KBIA Sports Extra

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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Sports
10:12 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Report: MU's Haith expected to face NCAA charges for time in Miami

MU basketball Coach Frank Haith
KBIA Sports Extra Karen Mitchell

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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Politics
5:34 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Nixon taps 2 lawyers for Mo. university board

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.
Jay Buffington Wikimedia Commons

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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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.
File KBIA

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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Science, Health and Technology
3:17 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

MU researcher awarded National Medal of Science

Fred Hawthorne
Shane Epping University of Missouri

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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Science, Health and Technology
8:38 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Still no Mo. DNR decision on MU-Flat Branch acid spill

Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.
File KBIA

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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Sports
11:25 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Anonymous donors pledge $6.4 million to MU athletics scholarship fund

File Photo KBIA

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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Sandy Hook Elementary School
2:32 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Memorial service on MU campus honors Newtown victims

A memorial service for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on the University of Missouri campus, December 17, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

More than two hundred people took part in a short memorial service on the University of Missouri campus this afternoon to honor the victims of the Newton, CT mass shooting.

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Politics
4:17 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Three MU grads are now part of U.S. Senate

Three US Senate spots filled by MU grads
File Photo KBIA

The University of Missouri will have three graduates in the U.S. Senate for at least the next six years.

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Education
9:02 am
Fri December 7, 2012

UM System Students Likely To Face Tuition, Fee Increases Again Next Year

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Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 12:19 pm

Updated at 5 p.m. following the presentation to the Board of Curators.

Students at the four campuses of the University of Missouri system are likely to face tuition and fee increases again next year as the school struggles to cope with an ongoing decrease in state funding.

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Education
5:13 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

MU curators consider benefits proposal

Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri Campus
cindyt7070 Flickr

A long-sought proposal to extend University of Missouri worker benefits to same-sex domestic partners has been expanded to include committed couples of the opposite sex, as well as other unrelated dependent couples, such as roommates.

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Education
3:26 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Sequestration would hit MU research funding hard

Sequestration, or the automatic across-the-board funding cuts set to kick in nationwide at the beginning of 2013, will tally nearly $110 billion dollars in cuts over the next nine years. The cuts are meant to alleviate the trillion dollar deficit. Congressional Republicans and Democrats are currently facing a stalemate on a solution to the severe fiscal cuts sequestration calls for while still fixing the deficit. KBIA’s Kristofor Husted reports that millions of dollars are at stake for the University of Missouri System.

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Sports
11:24 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Amid accusations, MU basketball player Michael Dixon transferring

Michael Dixon (11) with teammate Phil Pressey in a game last season.
KBIA Sports Extra

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Suspended Missouri guard Michael Dixon has left the team after two sexual assault claims by a female student and a Mizzou graduate who said he threatened to “kick her in the stomach and push her down the stairs” if she became pregnant.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:13 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Researcher tests heating system at Mo. turkey farm

A researcher is testing a geothermal heating system at a turkey farm in central Missouri that could help trim utility costs.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that an engineering professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia is trying out the system, which uses the soil to regulate the temperature of water flowing through buried pipes. The water then transfers the warmth from the ground into the barn.

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Education
5:04 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

MU professor dies in car crash

MU professor Anthony Peccoux died Saturday in a highway car accident.
Credit University of Missouri

A University of Missouri professor recently hired to help promote the state's wine industry died in a weekend car crash.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 32-year-old Anthony Peccoux died in a one-car crash Saturday night. He came to the university from France in March as an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:52 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Former Sen. Kit Bond sponsors alternative energy lecture series

Adam Procter flickr

Thursday the University of Missouri hosted a lecture series, sponsored by former US senator, Kit Bond. The lectures covered topics about alternative forms of energy, and the impact current energy resources have on the economy and environment.

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