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May 2, 2017

Fresh Faces: Chancellor Search Committee looking for MU’s newest leader

By Nick Corder

The 22-member committee has come a long way since its formation in December and hopes to conclude its search in May.

Fresh Faces: Choi’s background in higher education led him to U.M. System presidency

Fresh Faces: Choi’s background in higher education led him to U.M. System presidency

By Grant Sharples

The 24th president of the UM System has a background in education that provides a stable foundation for his position.

Fresh Faces: Three new members added to the Board of Curators

By Caroline Watkins

Get to know the three new curators who will have a say in major decisions regarding MU.

Top Disappointments: Budget cuts continue to plague the university

Top Disappointments: Budget cuts continue to plague the university

By Zia Kelly

Dwindling revenue from low enrollment is being compounded by a withdrawal of state support.

Top Disappointments: UM System officials given inappropriate bonuses

By Nancy Coleman

The audit, which revealed $2.3 million in executive compensation, was released at a time of financial limbo for MU.

Feb. 1, 2017

The Briefing: Board of Curators short five members

By Emily Gallion

The nine-seat UM System Board of Curators will go into their first meeting of the calendar year short five members, the Columbia Tribune reported Jan. 26. The terms of three members, Pam Henrickson, Jon Sundvold and Donald Cupps, expired Dec. 31, and two others, Mary Nelson and Thomas Voss, resigned ...

Dec. 8, 2016
Scientific society elects three MU faculty for their 'distinguished' research

Scientific society elects three MU faculty for their 'distinguished' research

By Jackson Kinkead

The honorees’ work covers a range of areas from plant genetics to specialized cardiology.

Dec. 5, 2016

Nationwide search for next MU chancellor announced

By Claire Mitzel

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley expressed his desire to retain the position.

Dec. 1, 2016
At welcome reception, new UM System president lays out plans for the university

At welcome reception, new UM System president lays out plans for the university

By Olivia Garrett

President-designate Mun Y. Choi introduced specific goals, such as providing open source textbooks, for promoting student success.

Nov. 29, 2016

Changes to FAFSA aim to simplify the process

By Megan Smith

The Federal Aid Department moved the date of when the FAFSA opens forward and changed the required tax information.

Preparing for retirement, News Bureau Executive Director Mary Jo Banken looks back on her 28-year career

Preparing for retirement, News Bureau Executive Director Mary Jo Banken looks back on her 28-year career

By Olivia Garrett

Banken’s daughter Laura Lindsey: “She is a very strong woman, and she raised me and my sister as a single mom while she was working full-time. We looked to her example of how successful she has been to mold our careers.”

Nov. 17, 2016
Marc Linit named interim CAFNR dean

Marc Linit named interim CAFNR dean

By Claire Mitzel

Provost Garnett Stokes: “I have every confidence that he will work effectively with CAFNR’s internal and external constituents and with my office as well.”

Nov. 15, 2016
New book by history professor examines fragile masculinity in postwar America

New book by history professor examines fragile masculinity in postwar America

By Jackson Kinkead

Professor Steven Watts: “What I began to discover was that Kennedy, in the public realm, offered a kind of antidote to that great fear of the weakening of American men.”

New UM System president has 'devout commitment' to being inclusive

New UM System president has 'devout commitment' to being inclusive

By Victoria Kuz

UM System President-designate Mun Choi led initiatives to increase diversity at the University of Connecticut.

Nov. 14, 2016

MU transitions from Blackboard to more modern Canvas

By Caroline Kealy

Director of Educational Technologies Dana Wren: “I felt from the beginning that this should be a campus decision.”

Nov. 13, 2016

Coding boot camp 101: 500 MU graduates, five years, any major

By Victoria Kuz

Vice Provost Jim Spain: “The goal for us is just to provide an opportunity for our students to gain access to an exciting career in IT that are made more available by this partnership and this relationship that we have with Revature.”

Nov. 10, 2016
Mun Y. Choi to be paid $530,000 yearly as UM System President

Mun Y. Choi to be paid $530,000 yearly as UM System President

By Allyson Vasilopulos

The contract explains his duties as president and benefits to be received.

Nov. 9, 2016
Interactive timeline: Campus demonstrations through the years

Feature: Interactive timeline: Campus demonstrations through the years

By Brendan Crowley and Brooke Collier

On the one-year anniversary of top administrator resignations, a look back at MU’s history of student activism.

Loftin says change at MU will take time

Loftin says change at MU will take time

By Sylvia Maehr

Former Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin: “If we do something which is too hurried and too shallow, it becomes something that won't be sustainable.”

Nov. 8, 2016
Race Relations Committee remains committed in its mission of promoting a diverse campus

Race Relations Committee remains committed in its mission of promoting a diverse campus

By Jackson Kinkead

Since its first meeting in May 2015, the committee has recommended similar committees and released a report of its findings.