Brady Deaton

Health care
12:30 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

University of Missouri System To Offer Health Care Benefits To Same-Sex Couples

The University of Missouri curators have expanded health care benefits to the same-sex partners of employees.
(via Flickr/Adam Procter)

This story will be updated. Corrected at 12:30 p.m. to reflect when the vote was taken.


Employees of the University of Missouri system will now be able to include their same-sex partner on their medical, dental and retirement plans.


The system's Board of Curators approved the benefit changes yesterday, the conclusion of an effort that began in 2011.  A couple would have to be living together for at least a year in order to be eligible.

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University of Missouri
1:37 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announces retirement

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton steps to the podium in Jesse Hall just before announcing his retirement. UM System President Tim Wolfe makes his way onto stage. June 12, 2013
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 3:06 pm

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that he will step down as chancellor effective November 15 of this year.  

Deaton says the time was right.

“(The decision to retire) did not happen quickly, let me say, I looked at a range of issues. The success and the coming together of the planning that we have been engaged in has been a very big part of it. And frankly the lack of absence of any major crises as I see them right now, you don’t want to choose that time,” Deaton said.

Deaton says there are no negative motivations behind his retirement.

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Mizzou to SEC
11:55 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

Mizzou bolts Big 12 for SEC

Mizzou athletic director Mike Alden after announcing that the school has been invited to join the SEC as its 14th member on July 1, 2012.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated with quotes from press conference. Reporting from KBIA's Ryan Faumuliner, Kaveh Kaghazi and Chris McDaniel was used in this story.

After months of speculation, it's official - the University of Missouri is bolting the Big 12 Conference for the SEC.

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Conference shuffle
11:12 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Mizzou may bolt Big 12 Conference

Univ. of Missouri football players celebrate after a touchdown during a 2007 game against Texas Tech. The system's Board of Curators on Tuesday authorized Chancellor Brady Deaton to consider moving Mizzou from the Big 12 to another conference.
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Reporting by KBIA's Ryan Famuliner was used in this report.

The University of Missouri is officially looking to leave the Big 12 Conference.

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Morning round-up
9:19 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, September 23, 2011

Attorney General Chris Koster has announced that he will seek another term in 2012.
(Official Portrait, Missouri Attorney General's office)

Koster announces re-election bid

Missouri Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster is running for a second term. Koster's campaign said today that he had announced his re-election bid at the home of the Jackson County Democratic Party chairman.

Koster says under his leadership the attorney general's office helped prosecute crime, tackled fraud and tried to prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from breaching a Mississippi River levee in southeastern Missouri.

No Republican candidate has announced plans yet to run for attorney general next year.

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U. of Missouri
10:47 am
Mon December 27, 2010

Univ. of Missouri dropping 16 degree offerings

The University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. will be subject to a plan to eliminate 16 degree options. Much of the elimination will come through merging programs to create new degrees. (via Flickr/Adam Procter)

A state-mandated review of academic programs has led to a University of Missouri plan to eliminate 16 degree options in coming years.

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