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Jan. 11, 2016

Curators to discuss search for system president Wednesday

Posted to UWire by Taylor Blatchford on Jan. 11, 2016 at 4:26 p.m.

The UM System Board of Curators announced Monday it would meet Wednesday, Jan. 13 to announce a timeline and logistics for its search for a new system president. Mike Middleton, former MU deputy chancellor and faculty member, is currently serving as the system’s interim president. Former President Tim Wolfe resigned ...

Feb. 18, 2015

Race relations resolution identifies “climate of exclusion and disrespect at MU”

Posted to UWire by Quinn Malloy on Feb. 18, 2015 at 3:31 p.m.

A Faculty Council resolution on campus race relations was recently made available to The Maneater. The resolution passed unanimously during the council’s Feb. 14 meeting. The resolution states there is a need for the committee on race relations, and alludes to a December listening session, during which “students of color ...

Feb. 2, 2015

Four finalists announced for journalism deanship

Posted to UWire by Covey Eonyak Son on Feb. 2, 2015 at 6:37 p.m.

MU officials announced Monday that four finalists are being considered for the deanship in the School of Journalism. According to a news release, Provost Garnett Stokes, whose term at MU started today, announced the following candidates: Sonya Forte Duhé, director and professor at the Loyola University School of Mass Communications; ...

Nov. 24, 2014

Residence halls to open Friday for Arkansas game

Posted to UWire by Covey Eonyak Son on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.

Residence halls will reopen their doors at 11 a.m. Friday for students returning from Thanksgiving break for the Missouri-Arkansas football game. Department of Residential Life Director Frankie Minor said this is the first time the university will reopen residence halls on Friday during break. “This is unusual for us … ...

Nov. 6, 2014

Cultural competency high among MU graduates, survey finds

Posted to UWire by Scott MacDonald on Nov. 6, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.

MU graduates have high levels of respect for other cultures and think it’s important to interact with people who are different than them, according to a “cultural competency” survey conducted by Faculty Council in May. The survey comprised 15 statements involving diversity and cultural issues and asked students to respond ...

Oct. 25, 2014

Burglary reported at Tiger Diggs

Posted to UWire by Hailey Stolze on Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:36 p.m.

The MU Police Department announced in a Clery release that a burglary occurred Saturday morning in the 300 block of Campus View Drive at the Campus View Apartments, operated by MU as Tiger Diggs. According to the release, police were notified that an unidentified male demanding money had broken into ...

Oct. 13, 2014

Faculty Council discuss concerns with MUSOP, mandatory reporting policy

Posted to UWire by Isabella Alves on Oct. 13, 2014 at 3:39 p.m.

The Faculty Council discussed issues regarding the MU Strategic Operating Plan and Executive Order 41 during its Oct. 9 meeting. Academic Affairs Committee Chairman Andre Ariew said an MUSOP evaluation committee was formed last academic year to address faculty appropriation needs. He said, however, that Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin expressed ...

Oct. 5, 2014

Rape in residence hall reported to MUPD

Posted to UWire by Covey Eonyak Son on Oct. 5, 2014 at 4:29 p.m.

MU Police Department announced in a Clery release Sunday that a female reported being raped on Friday. The release said the victim reported being raped in a residence hall early Friday morning but does not recall which building. MUPD spokesman Brian Weimer could not confirm whether or not the victim ...

Sept. 16, 2014

Title IX office reports two rape cases

Posted to UWire by Maddie Foster on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11:47 p.m.

The MU Police Department received two reports of rape from MU’s Title IX office. The first victim was raped by an unknown male at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday near the 400 block of South College Avenue. The suspect has been identified as a white male with brown hair. The second ...

MU reviewing Blackboard

Posted to UWire by Covey Eonyak Son on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11:37 p.m.

MU is currently considering whether to continue using Blackboard as a learning management system or replace it with a different product. Technology Resource Director Danna Vessell said to Faculty Council on Tuesday that MU is currently spending over $1 million each year for licensing and maintaining its Blackboard system. The ...