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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.

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

Students push for UM Curators vote

Mar 5, 2012

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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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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Plans for more student aimed housing in Columbia are being discussed.

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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:

Newscast for February 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012

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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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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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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.

Newscast for February 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012
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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.
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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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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
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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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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.

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.

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

Newscast for February 14, 2012

Feb 14, 2012
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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.

Gov. Nixon speaks with University leaders about cuts

Feb 9, 2012
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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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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.

Newscast for February 2, 2012

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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

MU professor wants to reexamine university spending

Feb 1, 2012
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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.

UM System urges tuition increases

Feb 1, 2012
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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.

Newscast for February 1, 2012

Feb 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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The University of Missouri is undertaking a study that will evaluate the transit needs of its students.

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The MU Budget Office held an open meeting Tuesday to discuss the state of the university’s funds. 

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The governor wants to cut the state’s Higher Education budget by nearly 106 million dollars, or 12.5%.

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A member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators has stepped down.

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The University of Missouri system has announced its new Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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