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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
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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
4:20 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

University of Missouri System appoints new vice president of academic affairs

Henry Foley
Credit The Pennsylvania State University

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe appointed Henry Foley as the system’s new vice president of academic affairs today.  

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Education
10:25 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Some MU faculty upset about plan to move museum

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Many MU faculty members are upset at how they found about the University’s plan to temporarily close some campus buildings next year for renovations. They're also concerned about the future of the Museum of Art & Archeology and the Museum of Anthropology

Jesse Hall, Swallow Hall and Pickard Hall will all close for about a year. Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services Jackie Jones presented the steps of the project and answered questions at the MU Faculty Council meeting yesterday.  But, department of geography faculty member Mike Urban wasn’t satisfied.

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Education
8:59 am
Fri June 7, 2013

New UM Curator Mike Ponder lays out goals

Mike Ponder

Keeping tuition affordable is the top goal of the University of Missouri’s most-recently appointed curator.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:59 am
Thu June 6, 2013

MU campus smoking ban on track for July 1st

The University of Missouri’s policy to make its campus completely smoke free is on track to start on July 1st.

The policy came about from a student-run movement that called for the change and several organizations around campus support the ban.

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Sports
8:07 am
Thu May 30, 2013

As Special Olympics kicks off, community invited to cheer

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The Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games kick off today in Columbia.

The four-day event gathers more than 2500 athletes and coaches from around the state annually.

Special Olympics organizers say there are many ways for the community to get involved with the events. Trish Wallace is a parent and coach for the Special Olympics. She says even cheering from the stands can make a huge impact in a Special Olympics athlete’s experience.

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Agriculture
9:21 am
Wed May 29, 2013

State and campus leaders meet with Vietnamese ambassador, urging increased trade, student presence

Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong met with state and regional leaders to discuss trade and educational opportunities between Vietnam and Missouri, at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, on the campus of the University of Missouri, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Credit Andrew Kauffman / KBIA

The Vietnamese ambassador to the United States is visiting Missouri for the first time this week to discuss trade opportunities and student growth.

Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong met with US Congressmember Vicky Hartzler, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid and University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe to discuss the opportunities for trade between Missouri and Vietnam.

During the discussion, Hartzler noted that the demand for agricultural products in Vietnam presents an opportunity for Missouri producers.

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Politics
7:39 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Mizzou prepares to send off Class of 2013

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

More than 5,000 diplomas are expected to be handed out this weekend at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Spring graduation ceremonies begin Friday and continue through Sunday. Commencement speakers include U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, who will address the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane, speaking at the ceremony of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Education
8:42 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Record number of students apply for financial aid

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Missouri volunteers help a record number of students in the state apply for financial aid.

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Crime
5:12 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

MU employee arrested for sexual misconduct, burglary

Tyler D. Hack, 29, was arrested at about 4:30 a.m. May 7, 2013, in Columbia for burglary and sexual misconduct.
Credit Boone County Sheriff's Department

Early this morning, Columbia police officers arrested MU employee Tyler D. Hack at the 1100 block of West Broadway for burglary and sexual misconduct.

Hack, 29, is listed as an assistant teaching professor in MU’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department.

Officers say Hack entered a neighbor’s home through an unlocked door while the victim was sleeping. The victim woke up to Hack fondling his genitals.

“He recognized Hack because he lived in the area and he called the police at that time,” says Columbia Police Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:50 am
Wed May 8, 2013

MU research develops farm safety smart phone tool

In southwest Kansas, baled hay sits in an open field.
Eric Durban Harvest Public Media

Cell-phone toting farmers caught in dangerous tractor rollovers may soon be able to more easily signal for help thanks to a new smart phone application in development at the University of Missouri.

The app uses GPS sensors to detect rollovers. The program then sends automatic email and phone alerts with the accident coordinates to an emergency contact.

The Vehicle Rollover Prevention Education Training Emergency Reporting System was developed by Bulent Koc, an assistant professor of agricultural systems management.

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Politics
8:42 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Parking poses problems for downtown Columbia housing complex proposal

UM Curators are urged to raise tuition at the University of Missouri in Columbia by as much as 7.5 percent.
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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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Politics
4:54 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Missouri bill looks to change college tuberculosis testing policy

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

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

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Education
4:51 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

MU Financial Aid expands online exit counseling program

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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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Sports
8:57 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Mizzou's Sheldon Richardson picked in 1st round of NFL draft

Sheldon Richardson
Credit Mizzou Athletics

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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