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The University of Missouri reports record enrollment at its flagship Columbia campus as fall classes begin.

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Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women's soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched her in a 2010 fight.

A second woman says Washington raped her on campus. Prosecutors declined to file charges in that case, despite a request to do so by campus police.

The women made the statements to ESPN's "Outside the Lines" for a report published Thursday.

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University of Missouri alumnus Mark McAndrew is donating $2.4 million to the oncology program at University Hospital. The money will help establish the Frances T. McAndrew Endowed chair in oncology, names after Mark McAndrew's late aunt who was a patient at Ellis Fischel.

"Frances always spoke highly of the of the top-notch care she received at the MU Ellis Fischel Cancer Center" McAndrew said. "I hope this gift will help continue to advance the premier research and care the MU health system provides."

The University of Missouri Board of Curators has extended president Tim Wolfe's contract through June 30, 2018.

The extension announced Wednesday was effective July 1 and replaces a contract that was to end Feb. 15.

Board Chairman Don Downing said in a news release that enrollment and donations have substantially increased since Wolfe became system president in February 2012.

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A Missouri judge has ruled in favor of teachers who filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit when they were laid off from the state's online instruction program.

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The campuses of the University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri-St. Louis have set new fundraising records.

UCSL Chancellor Thomas George says $31.2 million was raised during the 2013-14 fiscal year — $10 million better than the previous year's fundraising total. The donations helped create 70 new scholarships, contributed nearly $6 million for a new building for the business college and $2 million for the St. Louis Mercantile Library.

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Today University of Missouri Advancement officials announced that MU has set a single-year record for fundraising.

The University of Missouri is expanding an early alert system that tracks academic performance to all four of its campuses this fall.

The system, developed by the company Starfish Retention Solutions, is designed to improve retention and graduation rates by better connecting students, faculty and staff.  

The expansion follows the success of a pilot program at the university's Columbia campus that gives advisors real-time grading information on students and tracks performance trends among classes and subjects. 

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The University of Missouri is making cuts across the board to make up for money it expected it to receive from the state government, but will not. In an email to university staff Thursday, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said MU must make up for an additional $3.8 million that is not coming to the University due to Governor Jay Nixon's recent general revenue withholdings.

RSVP Center funding to shift to MU Student Life

Jun 27, 2014

Administrative oversight of MU's Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center will officially switch from the Missouri Students Association to Student Life next week.

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Former University of Missouri basketball player Jordan Clarkson was selected as the 46th overall pick in the NBA draft last night, and ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Providence Point hilltop mansion in central Columbia will no longer be reserved as the University of Missouri System President's residence. The system will soon be renting the property out to university businesses and organizations.

A three-day conference is being held to address the integration of immigrants into the Midwest. The 13th annual Cambio De Colores conference started Wednesday night at the University of Missouri and runs through Friday.

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MU planning teacher and learning center

Jun 23, 2014
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  University of Missouri teachers could be getting some extra training in the next few years.

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At its meeting Thursday the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved the 2015 fiscal year budget, which is nearly $3 billion dollars in total revenue for the four campus system.

MU officially purchases the Missouri Theatre

Jun 19, 2014
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MU signed a lease-to-purchase agreement with the Missouri Symphony Society in 2011 that gave the University the option to purchase the theatre.

MU adds dorms to standard inspection rotation

Jun 19, 2014
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In an effort to continue its standardization of inspection patterns, the University of Missouri has added residence halls to its regular facility inspection process. The fatal walkway collapse that caused the death of a Columbia, Missouri firefighter at University Village Apartments in February called attention to the safety of MU campus facilities.

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The man who has overseen the University of Missouri College of Engineering for the last two decades will step down in the fall.

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The University of Missouri has decided to make is Title IX coordinator a full time position. In a press release Monday MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced Dr. Linda Bennett will serve as the interim Title IX coordinator, effective immediately and likely lasting through the end of the summer.  Bennett says she will be in charge of developing training on Title IX related issues for students and staff at MU as well as making sure MU complies with all Title IX requirements. 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that 21 Missouri organizations will receive $4,232,627 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

MU veterinary college seeking funding for expansion

Jun 5, 2014
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The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine has been planning an expansion for nearly seven years. Dean Neil Olson said the project would add 140,000 square feet of space dedicated to research and teaching.

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The Mizzou Alumni Association announced today that construction of an outdoor amphitheater will begin this summer. Traditions Plaza will be located at the north end of Carnahan quad and is part of MU's 175th anniversary celebration.

According the MAA executive director Todd McCubbin, Traditions Plaza will not only be a space for classes, concerts, pep rallies and other activities, but will also provide visitors and prospective students with a more complete history of MU's traditions.

MU softball player joins All-American team

May 29, 2014
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An MU softball player went from bench warmer to All-American this year. Taylor Gadbois achieved third-team All-American and first-team All-SEC honors on Wednesday.

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The University Of Missouri Board Of Curators has filed a claim regarding the lawsuit for the wrongful death of Lieutenant Bruce Britt.

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UPDATE May 11, 2:13pm:

Columbia Police have identified the man found dead on campus at 11:45am Saturday as 36-year-old Zane S. Black from Columbia. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Columbia Police say a man found dead on the University of Missouri campus is the same person that set off a late night manhunt in Columbia Friday.

According to a press release, around noon Saturday the University of Missouri Police Department contacted the Columbia Police Department in regard to the person found dead near the Trowbridge Livestock Center on the MU Campus. MU Police say the man is the same person Columbia Police were pursuing as a suspect in a sexually-related crime earlier this month, who may also be a suspect in a series of such crimes over the last year. The man’s identity is not being released until family can be notified. A message sent though the Mizzou Alert system said "the death appears to be a suicide and no signs of foul play are present."

Columbia Police contacted the suspect Friday night after receiving a report from a victim of an incident on May 1st involving a “peeping tom.” Police contacted the suspect who fled into a wooded area NE or Rock Quarry Road, setting off a four hour search that did not result in an arrest.

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An Oregon-based medical sciences company announced this morning a multimillion-dollar plan to build a radioisotope production facility in Columbia.

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Nearly all of the weekend nurses working for University of Missouri Health Care have agreed to sharp reductions in incentive pay.

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  Food waste is something we all produce, but don’t like to think about. That’s why several large universities in Missouri are turning food waste from dining halls into compost.

MU reopens Gwynn Hall

May 2, 2014
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Gwynn Hall, a building on the University of Missouri campus, re-opened following a 15 month renovation.

The new facility offers several new classrooms, offices, laboratories, and a state of the art research kitchen. The refurbishment began in October 2012 and finished up at the end of 2013, with the building re-opening on April 27.

Chris Hardin, is the Chair of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology at MU. He said he is excited about the new facilities at Gwynn Hall.

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