University of Missouri

University of Missouri Sports
5:36 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

New coach Haith talks MU’s basketball future

Frank Haith speaks to reporters after being introduced as the 17th head men's basketball coach at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. on April 5, 2011.
(UPI/University of Missouri)

Reporting from KBIA's Nick Adams used in this report.

A day after being hired as the new University of Missouri basketball coach, Frank Haith held a press conference this morning at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.

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University of Missouri
10:34 am
Mon April 4, 2011

MU closer to becoming smoke-free campus

(via Flickr/shnnn)

It will be harder to find a place to smoke on the University of Missouri's Columbia campus this summer.

Starting July 1, smoking will be allowed only in designated areas. The smoking areas aren't final yet, but they are likely to be in parking lots and on the top floors of parking garages.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the stricter rules are a step toward the university's goal of being entirely smoke-free by Jan. 1, 2014.

The university's current policy prohibits smoking within 20 feet of doors, windows and fresh air intake systems on campus. The Tribune reports that the policy is not strictly enforced, with campus administrators mostly leaving it to students and employees to police each other.

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HIV Photography Project
6:15 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Photography project gives women new perspective on living with HIV

Tamika Taylor Jackson decided to participate in Michelle Teti’s photography project to show how she has transformed her life since her HIV diagnosis.
(Véronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio)

More than a million Americans are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. About a quarter of them are women, and in St. Louis and throughout the country, African-American women are disproportionately affected.

An HIV diagnosis can lead not just to debilitating medical problems, but to social stigma and isolation. But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra reports, a photography project is giving some HIV-positive women a new way to look at their disease and its challenges.

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University of Missouri
5:47 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

After recent racist grafitti incident, Mizzou holds panel discussion

Memorial Union at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. (via Flickr/Adam Procter)

The University of Missouri continues to grapple with the implications of the most recent incident of racism on its Columbia campus.

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Veterans Sue Mo. Universities
1:11 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Group of military veterans sues trustees of several Missouri universities

A soldier studies his notes during training in Djibouti. Far away from Djibouti, a group of military veterans is suing the trustees of several Missouri colleges, alleging the institutions systematically overcharged them.
(via Flickr / U.S. Army Africa)

A group of military veterans has sued several Missouri educational institutions, alleging that they were systematically overcharged, the Riverfront Times reports.

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University of Missouri System
11:56 am
Fri January 28, 2011

U. of Missouri curators approve tuition increase

The dome of Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. (via Flickr/jennlynndesign)

Updated at 3:08 p.m. Jan. 28, 2011 with comment from Erdman and Krawitz.

Reporting from KBIA's Courtney Flatt also used in this report.

Krawitz says 20 percent of the revenue generated form the tuition increase will be put into financial aid.

Tuition at the four University of Missouri campuses will increase for the first time in two years after a vote by the systems' Board of Curators.

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University of Missouri System
5:08 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

U. of Missouri curators release recommended tuition increases

Memorial Union at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. (via Flickr/Adam Procter)

The University of Missouri system board of curators voted today on their recommendations for tuition increases for each of the system's campuses.

KMOV reports the recommended increases for in-state undergraduate tuition as follows:

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University of Missouri System
3:16 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Search for new U. of Missouri System President begins

The University of Missouri system has begun its search for its next president following the Jan. 7 resignation of Gary Forsee. Pictured here is the system's flagship campus in Columbia, Mo. (via Flickr/Adam Procter)

University of Missouri curators agreed unanimously Thursday to hire an executive search firm in the hunt for the four-campus system’s next president, saying they will take their time to ensure they find the best possible candidate.

This is following the Jan. 7 resignation of Gary Forsee to care for his ill wife.

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Morning News Round-up
9:52 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Morning Headlines: Drug tests for welfare recipients, U of Mo. tuition increase, Boeing 4Q profits down, Illinois redistricting

The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia, Mo. The University of Missouri system is proposing an average 5.5 percent tution increase for in-state undergraduates in the next academic year. (via Flickr/Adam Procter)

Good morning! Here are a few headlines to start your day:

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University of Missouri System
5:16 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Missouri tuition hike "almost inevitable," but could increase prestige

The columns and Jesse Hall on the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system in Columbia, Mo. The Board of Curators for the system met in Columbia today. (Flickr Creative Commons User Adam Procter)

University of Missouri leaders met by teleconference today to discuss tuition and fee increases across the four-campus system.

Curators looked at figures and possible scenarios prepared by the UM vice president Nikke Krawitz.

A 10 percent increase in tuition - the highest increase scenario on the table - would contribute about $44 million to the coffers.

That doesn't even come close, Krawitz says, to meeting an estimated $64 million gap.

But what's the bottom line for Krawitz?

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