The UM System Board of Curators began itsfirst session of a two-day set of meetings by discussing retirement plans for new and old employees.
A planned protest by supporters of the Missouri Press is taking place outside of the meeting. The UM System announced May 24 the press would be disbanded. Professors and press advocates have risen up against the press being disbanded.
The MU News Bureau released this statement yesterday regarding the press controversy.
"Various individuals have expressed concern regarding this action and have mistakenly attributed the decision to the University of Missouri-Columbia," the statement said. "In addition, some have erroneously linked the decision to the budget of the MU athletic program. There is no relationship between the two budgets, historically or currently."