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University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

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

MU Student Parent Center

Naomi Clark, a doctoral candidate in the English department, began taking her children to the Student Parent Center in 2009. Over the past five years, Clark has completed her Master’s degree and will be getting her PhD this semester.

Clark said she would not have completed her degrees without the Student Parent Center and that many of her classmates feel the same way.

“The daycare has been really instrumental in making so many degrees possible, increasing retention and increasing the completion rate,” Clark said.

MU to close apartment decks over spring break

Mar 20, 2014
Mark Collins / KBIA

Editorial note (3/21/14 1 p.m.): A previous version of this story misidentified when the inspection will be completed. That date is unknown at this time. 

The University of Missouri will close off the back decks at Tara Apartments beginning Friday. MU spokesperson Christian Basi said the university wants to do a full inspection of all university buildings on campus after the fatal walkway collapse at University Village Apartments on February 22.

University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

Residents of the University Village apartment complex are upset over the news that the apartments will be closed June 30 and demolished. 

Slated for demolition: University Village apartments, Student Parent Center

Mar 12, 2014

The University of Missouri is contemplating its options after announcing the University Village apartment complex will close on June 30th and be demolished.  The University made the announcement two and a half weeks after a walkway collapsed at the apartments forcing the evacuation of residents and causing the death of responding Columbia firefighter Bruce Britt. 

Parents voice concerns over day care building safety

Mar 10, 2014
University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

Parents who take their children to the Student Parent Center at University Village are concerned about the center’s safety.

University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

A draft of a master plan in 2008 by MU’s department of residential life recommended vacating and demolishing the University Village apartment complex by 2011, citing various “building shell deficiencies.”

The plan says that all but the more recently remodeled 702 and 703 buildings had sustained “significant structural damage and deterioration.” Along with other problems such as leaky roofs, settling, and termite damage, the plan also specifically calls out “deteriorating metal decks” as a “public safety hazard.”

University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

An engineering review of a fatal Columbia walkway collapse near the University of Missouri has found that a concrete failure was to blame.

University Village tenants allowed to break leases

Feb 28, 2014
University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

All residents in the University Village apartment complex have been given new options regarding their leases in light of the balcony walkway collapse last Saturday. 

Memorial service honors firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt

Feb 27, 2014
Tony Nochim / KBIA

A memorial service was held at The Crossing Thursday in honor of Lieutenant Bruce Britt, who served on the Columbia Fire Department for 23 years and died in action last weekend.