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The corporations, the ag research, and the money

Jun 13, 2012
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A report in April from the Washington based environmental group Food and Water Watch researched the relationship between public universities and the corporations that give the schools agriculture research grants. The study found that corporate money was accounting for a large part of funding to agriculture schools all around the country, including the University of Missouri.

The former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the new executive director of the American Society of News Editors.

The ASNE announced the hiring Monday of Arnie Robbins, who stepped down last month after 15 years at the newspaper, including more than six years as editor. He begins work with ASNE on July 9 as the organization moves to the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, from Washington.

Calls to save UM Press gain online support

Jun 11, 2012
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Online supporters of the University of Missouri Press are gaining members from around the world and asking the University of Missouri’s president to save the press.

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Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill into law today that calls for more uniformity among higher education institutions in Missouri.

A researcher at the University of Missouri is trying to find a way to track the most productive cattle to predict future profits. Plus, a quick update on the rise in Missouri’s state revenue last month, and what that might mean for state funding levels.

Better breeding through cow genetics

Jun 6, 2012

For cattle breeders, buying a new bull or cow can be a risk—its offspring will bring home the profit. Jared Decker, a phD student in genetics at the University of Missouri, thinks he’s found a way to manage some of that risk through the manipulation of cow genetics.

Newscast for June 5, 2012

Jun 5, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newscast including:

  • Missouri's tax revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent.
  • Kirksville adopts new weather alert system.
  • John Brunner airs first critical TV ad in Missouri GOP Senator bid.
  • Former MU student sentenced to probation, community service in racial slur incident.

More than a year after a vandalism incident that brought race issues to light on the University of Missouri campus, a former MU student has been sentenced to serve probation and community service.

Boone County Circuit Court Judge Christine Carpenter sentenced Ben Elliott to two years probation Monday afternoon. Elliott pleaded guilty to spray painting a racial slur on a statue outside of Hatch Hall on MU’s campus in February 2011.

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Columbia Regional Airport is starting its daily, non-stop service to Atlanta one week from today. The University of Missouri believes the new flight could open up opportunities for future enrollment. MU Senior Associate Director of Admissions Chuck May says the flight offers a direct connection to one of the busiest airports in the world.

Truman State University Press keeps booking

May 31, 2012
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Despite the announcement of the plan to close the University of Missouri Press, another university press in Missouri is resilient.

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The latest U.S. Department of Education figures show Missouri’s average student loan default rates are lower than the national average and institutions paired with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have even lower rates.

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The city of Columbia announced Thursday the addition of a new city bus route that will directly connect the University of Missouri and downtown Columbia.  Mayor Bob McDavid calls the plan FASTCAT –“CAT” being short for Campus Access Transit. The new route will bypass Wabash station creating a new central hub.

Newscast for May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was arrested Tuesday morning for leaving the scene of an accident.

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City is considering changing its name to the University of Kansas City.

Chinese language in North Callaway classrooms

May 7, 2012
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MU’s branch of the Confucius Institute has signed a one-year deal with the North Callaway School district in Kingdom city, Missouri to introduce Kindergarten through 8th grade students to Chinese culture and language.

Missouri S&T supports same-sex benefits

Apr 30, 2012
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The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla approved a resolution last week supporting employee benefits for same-sex partners.

Mizzou hosts Rwanda education symposium

Apr 27, 2012
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A symposium aimed at spreading awareness about the genocide in Rwanda is taking place Saturday on Missouri’s campus.

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An analysis of government data conducted by The Associated Press shows that one in every two new graduates is either unemployed or underemployed. The University of Missouri is encouraging students to use on campus resources to help them secure jobs after graduation.

Flags at MU are at half-staff today in memory of students who passed away during the past year.

MU professors discuss Martin killing

Apr 10, 2012
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University of Missouri professors from four different academic fields hosted a public discussion Monday about the February shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

MU Law welcomes new dean

Apr 10, 2012
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The University of Missouri has a new dean of its law school after a search that began last summer.

The MU School of Medicine announced a partnership today with two hospitals. 

MU archaeology program reacts to predicted industry job growth

Mar 19, 2012
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In an archaeological ceramics class at MU, students are learning how humans in the past made pottery. But about three years ago, anthropology professor Todd VanPool started another class in response to a growing demand for professional archaeologists. Over the summer, students can earn credit for fieldwork at a dig site in New Mexico.

“They can learn how to, uh, use the tools properly, how to fill out the forms and do all the things that we expect from professional archaeologists,” VanPool said.

Exam: March 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012
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This week’s show is all about the University of Missouri. MUs Nuclear Science Engineering Institute ceased to exist last week. The law school has recovered a bit in the national rankings. And increased demand for archeologists in the state has prompted a new program at MU.

Medical patients awaiting joint transplants may soon have greater access to donor cartilage thanks to a new storage method developed by University of Missouri researchers.

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An orthopedic surgeon who was hired by the University of Missouri to take over a position at a partner hospital is suing.

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The group of Kansas City business leaders who tried unsuccessfully to keep Missouri from leaving the Big 12 Conference for the SEC included former University of Missouri president Gary Forsee.

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Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke at the University of Missouri today, two days before the state’s caucus. The visit comes as Paul trails the other Republican candidates by a significant margin in the delegate count. KBIA's Ryan Famuliner and Scott Kanowsky report.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Governor Nixon asking for funding for the blind.
  • MU dissolves Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute.
  • FEMA turns down Missouri's request for disaster aid.

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