university of missouri

Science, Health and Technology
4:47 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

MU Animal Surgeon Hones Cartilage Storage Method

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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Science, Health and Technology
9:03 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Surgeon suing University of Missouri

The lawsuit against the University of Missouri amounts to $15 million.
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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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Education
9:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Forsee wanted MU to stay in Big 12, e-mails say

E-mails show former Sprint-Nextel CEO Gary Forsee wanted MU to stay with the Big 12.
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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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Politics
2:46 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul brings message to MU campus

Presidential candidate Ron Paul waves to a crowd today after speaking on MU's campus.
Danny Matteson KBIA

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.

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PM Newscasts
5:10 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Newscast for March 13, 2012

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.
Science, Health and Technology
9:14 am
Mon March 12, 2012

MU researchers find possible key to longer electric car battery life

Researchers at the University of Missouri say they have found a new way to extend electric car battery life.
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A research team at the University of Missouri recently released a study that can improve the quality of batteries for electric cars.

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Sports
9:04 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Missouri basketball wins two seed, to play Norfolk State

(From left to right) Kim English, Mike Dixon, Marcus Denmon, coach Haith and Matt Pressey are showered with confetti when it’s announced the Tigers will be a No. 2 seed in the West region.

Winning the Big 12 tournament was not quite enough to earn a Number One NCAA tournament seed for Missouri.

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Education
5:47 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Students push for UM Curators vote

Students at the University of Missouri are ramping up their efforts to change the status of the student representative on the system's Board of Curators. Bill Raack reports that legislation to give the student curator voting rights is working its way through the Missouri General Assembly.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:04 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

University of Missouri police offering self-defense lessons this spring

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The University of Missouri Police Department is offering lessons over the next three months on how to respond to an armed threat.

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Business
9:16 am
Wed February 29, 2012

New student apartment complex may come to Columbia

Home to thousands of college students, Columbia may see more apartment complexes sprout up around town.
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Plans for more student aimed housing in Columbia are being discussed.

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MU leaving the Big 12
5:09 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Big 12 announces settlement with MU: $12.4M

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, left, and Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton celebrate the announcement of Missouri's entrance into the SEC, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Student Center at MU in Columbia, Mo.
Karen Mitchell KBIA Sports Extra

The Big 12 conference announced its agreement with MU on its website Tuesday afternoon. Here is the text of the article posted on the conference's website:

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Newscast for February 27, 2012

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Education
4:21 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

MU's Deaton talks budget with faculty council

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks the MU Faculty Council on Feb. 23, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty Council Thursday before its regularly scheduled meeting. This was the council's first meeting since the University system's Board of Curators approved tuition increases that leave the system with a $47.1 million budget gap.

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Education
4:18 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

MU, KU officials weigh in on future of rivalry

MU’s Kim English boxes out Kansas guard Travis Releford during the MU-KU game on February 4, 2012 in Columbia, MO.
Kaveh Kaghazi KBIA Sports Extra

Missouri’s men’s basketball game against Kansas on Saturday was the 267th time the teams have played.  But it could be one of the last times the long time rivals will compete since MU is moving to the Southeastern Conference next year.  Opposing petitions have sprung up in Kansas and Missouri to either save or end the Border Showdown.

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Exam
3:54 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Deaton faces faculty council

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Eric Staszczak KBIA

This week on the show: Brady Deaton talks with the MU Faculty Council for the first time since announced cuts. Plus, a little discussion of the future of the MU-KU rivalry.

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AM Newscasts
8:53 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Newscast for February 27, 2012

Busing MU students to and from campus could prove more costly if the City of Columbia moves forward with its proposed 2013 budget.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Analysis of an agreement reached over new state Senate districts.
  • Columbia Transit is looking to cut costs from its 2013 budget.
  • Some Missourians will have to pay more out-of-pocket for Medicaid coverage under new state plan.
Education
4:51 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Columbia's Battle honored in documentary

MU Cooperative Media Group

MU Extension will premiere a documentary about the life of Eliot Battle, a long time educator and counselor for Columbia Public Schools.

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PM Newscasts
4:40 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Newscast for February 21, 2012

KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Expected job cuts at the University of Missouri
  • High school athletes are at risk for concusssions
  • Missouri files for No Child Left Behind exemption
Education
11:40 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM Board of Curators approves tuition increase

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The University of Missouri's in-state undergraduates received a good news today.  The UM Board of Curators voted to hold tuition increases to three percent starting this fall.  In past weeks there was discussion of raising tuition by two or three times that much.  However, the proposed tuition increase will leave MU with a forty-seven million dollar budget gap.

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Education
9:36 am
Wed February 15, 2012

MU receives multi-million dollar grant for alternative energy research

The donation to MU from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation amounts to $5.5 million.
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MU Scientists have received a 5.5 million dollars donation from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The money will go toward efforts in the search for new forms of alternative energy.

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Politics
9:13 am
Wed February 15, 2012

MU student representatives lobby against higher education cuts

Students urged lawmakers to reconsider Gov. Jay Nixon's projected deep cuts to higher education in his 2013 budget.

Members of the Missouri Student Association traveled to Jefferson City Tuesday to ask state officials to rethink their proposal that would raise student tuition next year.

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Derrick Washington
4:02 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Washington pleads guilty to assault, will serve no extra time

 Former University of Missouri running back Derrick Washington has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault against an ex-girlfriend.

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AM Newscasts
11:01 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Newscast for February 14, 2012

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has been a staunch defender of Pres. Obama's proposed 2013 budget.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Education
10:25 am
Mon February 13, 2012

In harsh fiscal times, MU renovates administrative headquarters

Some MU professors have expressed concerns over renovations in the midst of budget cuts.
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The University of Missouri system is renovating its administrative headquarters at the same time officials cite nearly $37 million in critical campus repairs.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Gov. Nixon speaks with University leaders about cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon
KBIA file photo

Two days after promising a decrease to higher education cuts, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon met with university presidents in Jefferson City.

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Education
4:47 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Job losses possible for MU campuses

Dan Verbeck KCUR

The word “inevitable” is being teamed with “job-losses” if the University of Missouri system is unable to work its way out of an expected twelve and a half percent cut in state funding for 2013.

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AM Newscasts
9:01 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Newscast for February 2, 2012

The floor of the Missouri Senate, where Democrats filibustered a workplace discrimination reform bill into the evening hours Wednesday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • Democratic filibuster of workplace discrimination reform bill comes to an end
  • UM Curators meet in Kansas City to discuss possible tuition increases.
  • About a fourth of Missouri voters are expected to turn out for Missouri presidential primary next week
Education
9:32 am
Wed February 1, 2012

MU professor wants to reexamine university spending

The columns of MU covered in snow. A MU professor says the university can restructure how it spends its money.
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As Governor Jay Nixon is proposing a large cut to funding for higher education, MU English Professor Richard Schwartz is encouraging students and universities to reconsider everything their money is going towards.  In his e-book, “Is a College Education Still Worth the Price?,” Schwartz says that universities, like MU, have many services and benefits for students that are driving up student costs.

"Students in general in America live better now than they lived when I went to college and living better costs more," Schwartz said.

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Education
9:07 am
Wed February 1, 2012

UM System urges tuition increases

Students at the University of Missouri may see their tuition prices increase by as much as 7.5 percent.
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The UM system recommends curators approve an average tuition increase of 6.5 percent, with prices at the University of Missouri in Columbia spiking at as much as 7.5 percent.

State Rep. Chris Kelly (D - Columbia) says the decision is inevitable if the system wants to pay its expenses.

"The Governor's office left the Curators no choice but to go to tuition for money. The state's failing in its obligation, so we're transferring the cost of our education from students and their parents," Kelly said.

AM Newscasts
8:59 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Newscast for February 1, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • UM system recommends tuition increases at all four campuses.
  • Joplin wrestles with letting tourists into destroyed areas.
  • The appointment of Craig Van Matre to the UM Curators faces an uphill battle.

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