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Providence Point now open to public use

By Cassidy Minarik | Sept. 26, 2014

The venue has housed UM System presidents for the past 40 years.

UM System announces new Title IX changes

By Covey Eonyak Son | Sept. 23, 2014 | Updated Sept. 23, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

New policies require everyone on campus to report any incidents of sexual misconduct.

Mulligan hired as new UM System chief of staff

By Isabella Alves | Sept. 22, 2014

Mulligan will receive a starting salary of $165,000 in her new position.

MU announces buyout plan for tenured, retirement eligible

By Covey Eonyak Son | Sept. 19, 2014 | Updated Sept. 19, 2014 at 9:55 p.m.

Basi said the UM System and MU currently estimate to spend about $10 million in buyouts.

Nixon releases over $140 million for education

By Isabella Alves | Sept. 12, 2014 | Updated Sept. 13, 2014 at 11:07 p.m.

Higher education institutions will receive more than $43 million.

In Print: NCTQ to take UM System to Missouri Supreme Court

By Isabella Alves | Sept. 9, 2014

The UM System maintains that the syllabi are protected by copyright laws.

Title IX training underway

By Covey Eonyak Son and Isabella Alves | Sept. 4, 2014

Coordinators have met with nearly 1,000 students to explain Title IX procedures.

Wolfe, Loftin overhaul Title IX, sexual assault policies

In Print: Wolfe, Loftin overhaul Title IX, sexual assault policies

By Clarissa Buch | Sept. 3, 2014

Changes to the ways in which MU and the UM System handle Title IX and sexual assault cases are underway in wake of new allegations of Title IX violations at MU. In his statement on Aug. 21, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin pointed to a number of “sweeping changes” he and ...

In Print: MU faculty survey finds higher dissatisfaction among faculty of color

By Clarissa Buch | Aug. 27, 2014

Faculty Council Chairman Craig Roberts hopes to find out why faculty of color had higher rates of neutral or dissatisfied responses and address the issue.

UM Board of Curators approves contract extension for President Wolfe

By Clarissa Buch | Aug. 20, 2014

The extension will keep President Wolfe in office through June 30, 2018.

MU to lead ambitious multi-institutional climate variability study

By Jack Waddell | Aug. 13, 2014

The National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to the team comprising researchers from around Missouri.

Loftin provides strategic plan updates to UM Curators

By Covey Eonyak Son | June 20, 2014

Hiring John Boyer, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has improved MU’s membership standing score in the AAU by 12.5 percent.

UM System hires a new chief financial officer

By Covey Eonyak Son | June 20, 2014

Burnett will start begin his new post effective Aug. 1 with a starting salary of $300,000.

UM System Curators approve amendment to non-discrimination policy, fiscal year 2015 budget

By Covey Eonyak Son | June 19, 2014

The FY2015 operating budget of approximately $1.2 billion and features up to 3 percent in salary increases across the four campuses.

UM Curators deny allegations in wrongful death suit

By Covey Eonyak Son | May 27, 2014

The Curators claim the Missouri Firefighter’s Rule exempts them from liability.

Curators approve refinancing deal to save on existing debt

By Covey Eonyak Son | May 1, 2014

The deal could potentially generate between $15-20 million that would be used for “critical maintenance and repair projects” on the four campuses.

In Print: Report condemns university’s handling of Menu Courey case

By Daniela Sirtori Cortina | April 22, 2014

Law firm Dowd Bennett stated that MU did not properly follow Title IX.

UM System hires law firm to assess campus resources

By Katie Pohlman | April 20, 2014

The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management will provide a third-party perspective.

Independent counsel report ties MU failure to clarify Title IX reporting policies to Courey’s death

By Crystal Duan | April 12, 2014

The firm attempted to identify university reporting procedures that would have been relevant to the allegations at the time, and found there were no explicit instructions.

In Print: UM-St. Louis student begins duties as Board of Curators student representative

By Crystal Duan | April 9, 2014

Mulderig was selected out of three finalists and appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Feb. 18.

Board of Curators student representative continuing duties; Nixon yet to name successor

By Crystal Duan | Feb. 17, 2014

Amy Johnson’s term expired in January, but the governor has yet to name a replacement.

Board of Curators assign investigation to Dowd Bennett Law firm

By Katie Pohlman | Feb. 14, 2014

The firm will have a team of attorneys working on the case and will present its findings in April.

In Print: Senate Committee rejects Nixon’s Board of Curators appointment

By Jessica Karins | Feb. 12, 2014

Ponder could be appointed again in the future.

Board of Curators discusses renovations to facilities, sexual assault

By Crystal Duan | Jan. 31, 2014

Wolfe thanked the chancellors in advance for reviewing campus policies regarding sexual assault and mental health services.

Board of Curators votes to hire independent attorney to investigate MU’s reaction to Sasha Menu Courey case

Board of Curators votes to hire independent attorney to investigate MU’s reaction to Sasha Menu Courey case

By Katie Pohlman | Jan. 30, 2014

The deadline for the investigation is April 11, the board’s next meeting.

UWire: Board of Curators votes to increase non-resident undergraduate tuition, freeze it for residents

Posted to UWire by Crystal Duan on Jan. 29, 2014 at 8:40 p.m.

UM System Board of Curators voted to freeze ungraduate resident tuition while raising non-resident tuition by 3 percent for fiscal year 2015. The vote was made during the board’s Jan. 29 meeting. For graduate students in the schools of Law and Medicine, the rates for residents and non-residents alike ...

UM president recommends hiring independent attorney to investigate MU’s response to Menu Courey case

By Katie Pohlman | Jan. 29, 2014 | Updated Jan. 30, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

Wolfe will also be working with campus chancellors to improve how universities deal with mental health, sexual assault.

Curators approve new form of funding for system projects

By Covey Eonyak Son | Oct. 23, 2013

The resolution seeks the acquisition of $150 million in new money.

On Campus: Board of Curators to convene Thursday

Posted to On Campus by Crystal Duan on Sept. 12, 2013 at 12:35 p.m.

The first UM System Board of Curators meeting of the Fall 2013 semester will cover topics from investments to reports from the system president. Several sessions will take place Sept. 12-13. During the meeting, the finance committee will give overviews of UM investment and optimization strategies. The board will also ...

On Campus: UM System to receive $22 million in state funding

Posted to On Campus by Katie Pohlman on Aug. 30, 2013 at 3:32 p.m.

UM System President Tim Wolfe announced in a news release Friday that MU will receive $13,610,000 in new state funding for MU’s strategic plan. $10.67 million of the funding will go toward the development of a new program in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s large ...

Missouri campuses host nuclear research consortium

By Ross Terrell | Aug. 5, 2013

Research could help Missouri’s economy as well.

UM System benefits package extended to same-sex couples

By Ross Terrell | Aug. 3, 2013

Some say the change mirrors a change in society.

On Campus: Chancellor search committee members announced

Posted to On Campus by Katie Pohlman on July 26, 2013 at 9:35 a.m.

The UM System announced its 18-member search committee July 25. The list of members includes faculty, staff, retirees, donors and students. The committee will be headed its two co-chairs, Curator Ann Covington and Dean Mills, dean of the MU School of Journalism. The rest of the committee members are as ...

Chancellor search forums come up with list of desired characteristics

By Rachel Trujillo | July 25, 2013

Updates on search will be posted frequently for all to view.

Curators review preliminary budget, prepare statements about institutions’ future

By Nassim Benchaabane | April 12, 2013

The UM System Board of Curators convened in the Havener Center at the Missouri University of Science and Technology on Thursday. The governing body of the university system reviewed preliminary budget reports for the fiscal year 2014. Preliminary budget predictions assume state funding will account for 14 percent of the ...

MU graduates Goode, Downing, to chair UM Board of Curators

By Claire Boston | Jan. 1, 2013

Goode is an MU grad and served over forty years in the state legislature.

Curators hear health care updates, talk from Arizona State's president

By Jack Howland and Savannah Kannberg | Sept. 14, 2012

"it's not about who you exclude — it's about who you include," ASU's president said.

In Print: Faculty discusses decision to not release syllabi

By Jack Howland | Aug. 24, 2012

The National Council for Teacher Quality released a report showing MU’s unwillingness to cooperate with its records request.

UM Press’s transition to MU leads to concerns on quality

In Print: UM Press’s transition to MU leads to concerns on quality

By Savannah Kannberg | Aug. 24, 2012

Faculty Council discusses changes to the UM Press as it moves to MU.

Editorial: UM System mismanages press discussion

Since announcing plans to phase out the University of Missouri Press in May, UM System President Tim Wolfe has faced backlash for his plan to dismantle the publishing sector of the UM System. Months after Wolfe made the decision to cut the press and the Board of Curators approved it ...

Live Blog: June 2012 Board of Curators Meeting: Curators approve new student housing project

Posted to Live Blog: June 2012 Board of Curators Meeting by Hunter Woodall on June 26, 2012 at 5:29 p.m.

A new student housing project was approved by the Board of Curators Tuesday. The new residence hall, tentatively named Virginia Avenue South, is budget at $28.4 million and is planned to be ready by the fall of 2015. Stay with The Maneater for further updates about the new project.

Live Blog: June 2012 Board of Curators Meeting: Curators discuss FY2013 budget

Posted to Live Blog: June 2012 Board of Curators Meeting by Hunter Woodall on June 26, 2012 at 3:26 p.m.

The UM System Board of Curators reviewed its FY 2013 budget Tuesday. According to the meeting, the FY2013 operating budget is more than 3.6 percent higher than the FY2012 level. The curators also discussed ways to help keep the budget balanced in 2013. This included ways to balance $35 ...

In Print: Majority of sunshine requests to UM System solicit students’ information

By Allison Prang | June 5, 2012

Nine companies requested students' info from Jan. 1, 2011 to Feb. 21, 2012.

In Print: UM System moves forward with endowed scholarships

By Hunter Woodall | April 6, 2012

Lottery funds leveraged by Gov. Jay Nixon will help fund the scholarships.

Timothy M. Wolfe selected as new UM System president

Timothy M. Wolfe selected as new UM System president

By Katie Yaeger | Dec. 13, 2011

The MU alumnus said taking the position is a “special homecoming” for him and his family.

In Print: MU could raise tuition without state waiver

By Wes Duplantier | Dec. 9, 2011

MU was granted a waiver for this year to raise its tuition 5.5 percent.

In Print: Administrators keep lips sealed on UM System presidential search

By Caitlin Holland | Oct. 4, 2011

The committee is still considering recommendations for the position.

In Print: Former professor’s disability benefits lawsuit goes back to court

By Rich Miller | Aug. 26, 2011

The case was originally dismissed more than a year ago.

In Print: Two recent appointees bring more diversity to Board of Curators

By Caitlin Holland | Aug. 23, 2011

Pamela Henrickson, who was appointed Friday, will serve as the board’s second female member.

On Campus: Board of Curators to meet, discuss residence hall renovations

Posted to On Campus by Caitlin Holland on Aug. 19, 2011 at 8:34 a.m.

The UM System Board of Curators will meet Aug. 19 and 20 to discuss projects including renovations to Johnston and Wolpers residence halls. Other items on the agenda include a debt financing approval for the Student Success Center at UM – Kansas City and the selection of Global Equity Managers for ...

On Campus: Wray named Missouri S&T interim chancellor

Posted to On Campus by Caitlin Holland on Aug. 1, 2011 at 3:53 p.m.

Dr. Warren K. Wray will serve as Missouri S&T interim chancellor starting Sept. 1, UM interim president Stephen J. Owens announced Monday. Wray’s induction will follow the retirement of Missouri S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III on Aug. 31. “Kent Wray is a proven and experienced academic ...

Board of Curators approve two appropriation requests for 2013

By Caitlin Holland | July 22, 2011

More than $1 billion was requested from the state to fund projects, many of which have gone unfunded in the past.

Curators meet to address budget reduction, retirement benefits

By Jimmy Hibsch | June 18, 2011

The UM System is considering capping enrollment.

Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Board bids Russell farewell as he takes office as commissioner of higher education

Posted to Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on June 17, 2011 at 11:53 a.m.

After serving as Coordinating Board of Higher Education interim commissioner since July 1, David Russell was named the new commissioner of higher education in December. “Higher education is the foundation for a prosperous state and enlightened society,” Russell said in a press release at the time. Prior to this, Russell ...

Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Retirement plan benefits to change after curator vote

Posted to Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on June 17, 2011 at 11:19 a.m.

After brief discussion Thursday concerning changing the retirement benefits plan, the Board of Curators began preparing to make a final decision Friday. Board chairman Warren Erdman noted the UM System has been studying whether to implement a new policy for two years. The results of these studies showed that it ...

Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Board prepares state capital appropriations request

Posted to Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on June 16, 2011 at 2:13 p.m.

Several MU projects are slated to receive state capital appropriations requests at the Board of Curators’ meeting in July. Those projects include the additions and renovations of Lafferre Hall, for a total of $67,408,000. This project was seen as critical by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, and ...

Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting: UM System considers capping enrollment to address budget cuts

Posted to Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on June 16, 2011 at 1:48 p.m.

Vice President for Finance and Administration Nikki Krawitz detailed the UM System’s budget for fiscal year 2012, specifically addressing how the System will respond to Jay Nixon’s 8.1 percent reduction in funding. For fiscal year 2012, the System is looking at a budget of approximately $2.7 ...

Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Owens addresses faculty on revamping retirement plan

Posted to Live Blog: June 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on June 16, 2011 at 12:21 p.m.

Interim UM System Steve Owens sent the following letter to university employees addressing the upcoming changes being made to the retirement plan: Dear university colleagues: The University of Missouri Board of Curators is expected to vote on changes to the UM retirement plan for new employees only at its regularly ...

State appropriations cuts to impact financial aid

By Allison Prang and Jimmy Hibsch | June 16, 2011

Gov. Jay Nixon cut appropriations for the UM System by 8.1 percent.

Columbia representative Van Matre appointed to Board of Curators

Columbia representative Van Matre appointed to Board of Curators

By Jimmy Hibsch | June 2, 2011

He will serve on an interim basis until the Senate reconvenes in January.

On Campus: Curators standing and executive committees selected for 2011-2012 school year

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on May 21, 2011 at 12:48 p.m.

The UM System Board of Curators approved the following appointments to the executive and standing committees for 2011: Executive Committee Warren Erdman, Chairman David Bradley Don Downing Academic, Student and External Affairs Committee Judith Haggard, Chairwoman Wayne Goode Doug Russell (new curator to be determined) (New curator to be determined ...

Board of Curators convene in special meeting to orient new members

By Jimmy Hibsch | May 20, 2011

The board also voted to merge the Governance and Resources and Planning committees.

On Campus: Presidential search budget tops $230,000

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on May 18, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.

The UM System presidential search budget was released to the public Wednesday morning. Broken down, the budget amounts to the following: Business travel: $53,000 Business meeting expenses: $8,500 Postage and express mail delivery services: $2,200 Wats: $2,000 Advertising: $9,000 Printing and reproduction: $1,500 Supplies ...

Nixon withdraws Columbia representative’s curator nomination

In Print: Nixon withdraws Columbia representative’s curator nomination

By Caitlin Swieca | May 6, 2011

Donald Cupps was approved by the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee.

Editorial: Same-sex partner benefits are more than optional

Debate about the need for domestic partnership benefits for UM System employees is nothing new. The matter has been discussed for years here at MU, both at the student level and among faculty, and the implementation of such benefits at other universities has been on the rise. A petition in ...

Curators, Intercampus Student Council convene in Rolla

In Print: Curators, Intercampus Student Council convene in Rolla

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 22, 2011

ISC will submit three candidates for the next student curator to Gov. Jay Nixon.

MDHE approves UM System tuition hike, fines averted

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 20, 2011

The UM System was the first institution in MIssouri to have this waiver approved.

UM System website gets a facelift

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 20, 2011

The website heavily incorporates Facebook.

In Print: UM System campaign focuses on health projects

By Tony Puricelli | March 18, 2011

An effort to treat pancreatic cancer with gold nanoparticles is one of these projects.

In Print: 20 members join search for new UM System president

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 8, 2011

The committee met for the first time Friday.

On Campus: UM System presidential search firm selected

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on March 7, 2011 at 11:26 a.m.

The UM System presidential search committee announced that Greenwood/Asher & Associates has been selected as the search firm for the next System president. "We're pleased to have two former professors and university presidents who own this firm lead our search," Board of Curators chairman Warren Erdman said in a ...

On Campus: UM System releases names of presidential search committee members

Posted to On Campus by Travis Cornejo on March 3, 2011 at 11:09 a.m.

On Thursday, the UM System released the names of the Presidential Search Committee members. Members are responsible for determining the qualifications for the 23rd UM System president. They will also be responsible for assisting in the review of presidential candidates. Members include: Marilyn Rantz, curators professor, MU School of Nursing ...

In Print: New UM System caucus takes aim at university issues

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 1, 2011

Politicians from both sides of the aisle are participating in the caucus.

On Campus: UM System Board of Curators interview potential search firms

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Feb. 28, 2011 at 2:51 p.m.

The UM System Board of Curators met Friday morning in St. Louis to interview potential search firms for the presidential search. The vast majority of the meeting was conducted in closed session, UM System spokeswoman Jennifer Hollingshead said. Board chairman Warren Erdman said no decisions were made at the meeting ...

Forums to draw public opinion on UM president search

In Print: Forums to draw public opinion on UM president search

By Allison Prang | Feb. 22, 2011

A forum to gather public opinion on the search will come to MU on March 14.

On Campus: UM System announces dates, locations of presidential search forums

Posted to On Campus by Allison Prang on Feb. 21, 2011 at 2:36 p.m.

In search of the next UM System president, the UM System Presidential Search Committee will host seven forums across the state of Missouri to hear the public’s opinion on qualities they want in the next president, according to a UM System news release. “Like the 22 university presidents who ...

In Print: Size of college endowments on the rise

By Ethan Colbert | Feb. 1, 2011

MU's endowment was above the national average in the year 2009 but did not meet the mark in 2010.

On Campus: Curators appoint Richards as UM System treasurer

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 31, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.

The UM System Board of Curators appointed Tom Richards to serve as treasurer of the System, effective Friday. Richards, who most recently served as the System's assistant controller, will work to provide operating leadership and strategic direction for the System's cash management, debt and banking relationships across the ...

Politics Watch: Nixon unhappy over UM System tuition hike

Posted to Politics Watch by Steven Dickherber on Jan. 29, 2011 at 1:38 p.m.

Following the UM System Board of Curators' decision to raise tuition by an average of 5.5 percent, Gov. Jay Nixon released a statement criticizing the decision. “This tuition proposal is well beyond the increase in the cost of living allowed by statute," Nixon said. "Universities should look first at ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Amended course fee increases passed

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 28, 2011 at 11:39 a.m.

More controversial among the board was the decision to increase specific course fees, notably the College of Business’ suggested rise from $35.50 to $70, a 97 percent increase. After a few amendments, the board agreed in a 6-2 vote to pass a recommendation that increases fees half of the ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Curators pass tuition increase recommendation

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 28, 2011 at 11:11 a.m.

The Board of Curators passed the UM System's recommended tuition increase in a 5-3 vote. As a result, the average tuition and required fees increase across the four-campus System will be 5.5 percent. At MU, tuition and required fees will rise 5.8 percent. This amounts for an ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Owens expresses concern for lack of staff raises

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 28, 2011 at 9:38 a.m.

In his report, UM System interim president Steve Owens said setting aside 2 percent pool for faculty pay raises is one of his utmost concerns. “It is imperative that we cut costs wherever we can so we can set aside a 2 percent merit pay for our highest performing faculty ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Presidential search website goes live

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 28, 2011 at 8:50 a.m.

This morning, the UM System made its website for its presidential search live. "As the chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Curators Presidential Search Committee, please know that we will do our best to find yet another outstanding leader for our university," Board of Curators chairman Warren Erdman ...

In Print: Curators support barring voting student curator

By Sally French | Jan. 28, 2011

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed three new curators in the past week.

In Print: Outside firm to aid search for UM president

By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 28, 2011

The UM system will also launch a website for interested candidates.

Curators approve 5.8% hike for tuition, fees

In Print: Curators approve 5.8% hike for tuition, fees

By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 28, 2011

The Board of Curators voted 5-3 in favor of the raise on Friday.

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: UM System caucus in the works in Jefferson City

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 27, 2011 at 5:14 p.m.

During the Government Relations report, Vice President for Government Relations Steve Knorr said a UM caucus is forming in Jefferson City. Fifty-nine members are involved already, 39 who are alumni and the remaining 20 consisting of non-alumni. The goal of the caucus, according to Knorr’s report, is to promote ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Krawitz details UM System’s money saving, making initiatives

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 27, 2011 at 5:07 p.m.

Vice President for Finance and Administration Nikki Krawitz gave specific numbers how much the UM System saved and made money in fiscal year 2010. Total const reductions for the System were $71.5 million, with cost avoidance accounting for $10 million of this and cost management for the remaining $61 ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Curators support amendment to kill debate over voting student curator

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 27, 2011 at 4:40 p.m.

The Board of Curators' Governance Committee moved a resolution to support an amendment to Section 172.030 of the Missouri Constitution, which would affect the board’s governance. Mike Thomson, R-Maryville, filed House Bill 174 in light of Missouri’s lost congressional district. Thomson’s bill would permit “at least ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Increases in tuition, course fees will offset funding gap

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 27, 2011 at 2:39 p.m.

Vice President of Finance and Administration Nikki Krawitz said that the UM System will see a mandatory cost increase of $71.7 million. Revenue increases, cuts and efficiencies will close the gap by $25.7 million, but the impact of the 7 percent cut in state appropriations will widen it ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Campuses offer to put 20 percent of increased tuition toward aid

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 27, 2011 at 1:44 p.m.

In order to continue giving needier students a better opportunity to attend UM System schools, the four campuses said they plan to put 20 percent of the funds they garner from the tuition and required fees increase toward increased grant aid. At MU specifically, about 46.1 percent of the ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: UM System recommends tuition and required fees increase of 5.8 percent

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 27, 2011 at 1:23 p.m.

The UM System followed through on an announcement on Tuesday, where it said it would recommend raising tuition and required fees at MU by 5.8 percent. Vice President of Finance and Administration Nikki Krawitz said the System stands to sacrifice quality if it does not implement this increase. This ...

Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Presidential search committee to hire search firm

Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 27, 2011 at 10:53 a.m.

The UM System Board of Curators began its meeting Thursday at MU discussing the search for the next System President. Dialogue mostly concerned whether to hire a search firm, something that has been done in many past searches. The board approved the hiring of a presidential search firm, as well ...

On Campus: Nixon makes third nomination to UM System Board of Curators

Posted to On Campus by Travis Cornejo on Jan. 26, 2011 at 1:34 p.m.

Gov. Jay Nixon announced his nomination of Craig Van Matre to the UM System Board of Curators on Wednesday. This is Nixon’s third nomination this week. "Craig Van Matre has long provided valuable counsel to leading citizens of mid-Missouri and is very well-respected in the legal, business and education ...

On Campus: UM system to recommend 5.8 percent increase at MU for tuition and required fees

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 25, 2011 at 3:55 p.m.

The UM system will recommend the Board of Curators raise tuition and required fees 5.8 percent at MU for the 2011-2012 school year. This raise will affect in-state undergraduate students. Fees are being decoupled for the first time across the four-campus system, and the average suggested increase is 5 ...

In Print: Curators' decision on tuition increase comes Friday

By Allison Prang | Jan. 25, 2011

The UM System vice president for finance says a "single digit" tuition increase is the goal.

In Print: Who will be next UM president? It’s all speculation

By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 25, 2011

The curators’ search for the next UM system president starts Thursday.

Tuition increase looms as Nixon proposes 7% cut to UM funding

In Print: Tuition increase looms as Nixon proposes 7% cut to UM funding

By Steven Dickherber | Jan. 21, 2011

The UM system Board of Curators will vote on tuition rates next week.

Editorial: Higher tuition makes MU more desirable, Deaton says

If you follow The Maneater on Twitter, frequent UM system Board of Curators meetings or simply stay up-to-date on Missouri politics, you’ve probably heard a tuition hike for the UM system is on the horizon. It’s very much a reality that we, both in-state and out-of-state students, have ...

City, State and Nation : Nixon proposes plan for 7 percent cut in UM system funding

Posted to City, State and Nation by Zach Toombs on Jan. 19, 2011 at 7:40 p.m.

Gov. Jay Nixon proposed a 7 percent cut to UM system funding Wednesday along with $206 million in cuts to state government departments. Nixon's plan for next year's budget was revealed as part of his 2011 State of the State address. According to the budget plan, Nixon will ...

On Campus: Search committee for next UM System president will begin later this month

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 14, 2011 at 1:23 p.m.

At the conclusion of Friday’s special Board of Curators meeting, chairman Warren Erdman announced the search committee for the next UM System president will hold its first meeting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 27. “That is a little earlier than we had planned, but search takes a little ...

Curators: Tuition increase unavoidable

By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 14, 2011

The final decision on a tuition increase will be made at the Jan. 27 meeting at MU.

City, State and Nation : Social Security tax cut applied at UM system

Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on Jan. 13, 2011 at 9:52 a.m.

The UM system will execute the Social Security tax cut authorized by President Obama beginning on Jan. 20. The new legislation reduces employee Social Security tax rates from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent for one year. "It's a temporary type of thing, but in today's economic ...

Forsee resigns as UM System president

By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 7, 2011

Curators say the search for the university's 23rd president begins immediately.

Lost congressional district for Missouri to affect UM system governance

By Allison Prang | Dec. 23, 2010

Missouri state law states that one member of the Board of Curators should come from each congressional district.

MU officials consider effects of possible tuition hike

MU officials consider effects of possible tuition hike

By Jimmy Hibsch | Dec. 15, 2010

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Jim Spain said tuition could rise by as much as nine percent.

In Print: Curators, student leaders meet

By Zachary Murdock | Dec. 10, 2010

Gov. Jay Nixon will appoint four new curators in 2011.

In Print: Financial report highlights bright spots in UM system budget situation

By Tony Puricelli | Dec. 7, 2010

Enrollment grew in 2010, but tuition held steady.

 Forsee to take leave of absence from UM system presidency

In Print: Forsee to take leave of absence from UM system presidency

By Travis Cornejo | Dec. 3, 2010

His duties will be delegated among chancellors, vice presidents and the UM system general counsel.

Noce named Intercampus Student Council president

In Print: Noce named Intercampus Student Council president

By Amanda Capua | Nov. 16, 2010

The MSA president will deal with matters involving all UM system universities.

In Print: UM system fills new position for creating employee benefit programs

By Kaitlyn Gibson | Oct. 26, 2010

Kelley Stuck will fill the position Nov. 1.

In Print: UM system switches emergency notification provider

By Michelle Gao | Oct. 12, 2010

The university had used its previous provider, 3N, since 2007.

In Print: MU to invest $5 million in entrepreneurial programs

By Joyu Wang | Oct. 5, 2010

The Enterprise Investment Program aims to help start-up companies develop and commercialize intellectual property at MU.

In Print: Forsee suggests tuition increase for 2012-13 academic year

By Zachary Murdock | Sept. 28, 2010

The UM system president addressed the Board of Curators on Friday.

Live blog: September 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Student leaders address Board of Curators

Posted to Live blog: September 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zachary Murdock on Sept. 24, 2010 at 11:17 a.m.

Student leaders from across the UM system attended this morning's UM system Board of Curators meeting in Springfield, MO. Student government leaders from MU and UM-St. Louis said they wanted to represent students at the meetings. Missouri Students Association President Tim Noce and MSA Director of Student Services Kaitlin ...

Live blog: September 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Board of Curators dicusses benefits and retirement plans

Posted to Live blog: September 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zachary Murdock on Sept. 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

The UM system Board of Curators voted on action items at meetings this morning in Springfield, MO. The curators unanimously passed three amendments to the board rules and regulations pertaining to the official spoken title of members of the board. Curators anticipate a 15 percent increase in payment plan premiums ...

In Print: Board of Curators discusses employee benefits, retirement plan

By Jared Grafman | Sept. 24, 2010

The reform to health care law resulted in expansion of the UM system’s coverage.

Faculty Council sees results of UM system survey

In Print: Faculty Council sees results of UM system survey

By Stephanie Ebbs | Sept. 17, 2010

Survey results could change employee benefits.

In Print: UM system spokeswoman: Talks of budget cuts ‘all speculation’

By Wes Duplantier | Sept. 17, 2010

The Missouri legislature will not consider funding changes until 2011.

City, State and Nation : UM system spokeswoman: Budget cuts 'all speculation'

Posted to City, State and Nation by Wes Duplantier on Sept. 16, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

Reports that the UM system's budget could be cut by as much as 10 percent next year are "all speculation," a spokeswoman said Thursday evening. UM system spokeswoman Jennifer Hollingshead said the UM system had not made any formal announcements about its budget projections for Fiscal Year 2011. She ...

On Campus: UM system, Airgas strike $1 million deal

Posted to On Campus by Leah Hurt on Sept. 3, 2010 at 11:21 a.m.

The UM system signed a contract with Airgas, Inc to supply the university with specialty gases, safety products, equipment and services Friday. This $1 million deal will be incorporated into all the university’s campuses, in Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis, and the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla ...

In Print: Teachers sue UM System for breach of contract

By Jimmy Hibsch | Sept. 3, 2010

Forty-five teachers were fired from MoVIP in 2009.

In Print: UM system campuses given option to set IT fees

By Jimmy Hibsch | Aug. 24, 2010

The fee will no longer increase with tuition.

In Print: Student Center opens with provisional name

By Jared Grafman | Aug. 24, 2010

The UM system Board of Curators will make the decision to rename the center after a donor.

Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Curators discuss budget, faculty compensation for 2011, 2012

Posted to Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zach Toombs on June 10, 2010 at 2:21 p.m.

The UM system Board of Curators debated asking the state to restore funding the university has lost in the last year due to cuts to Missouri's higher education budget during its finance committee meeting today. Appropriations from the state requested by the university for fiscal year 2011 are 30 ...

Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Curators convene behind closed doors, review state legislative session

Posted to Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zach Toombs on June 10, 2010 at 12:47 p.m.

Despite an ultimatum to MU from the Big 12 regarding the university's loyalty to the conference, possible conference movement isn't on the agenda for the UM system Board of Curators meetings today and Friday. The curators began today's meetings with an executive session behind closed doors and ...

In Print: Out-of-state tuition, course fees see increase

By Zachary Murdock | April 20, 2010

Chancellor Brady Deaton also reported to the board on MU's budget.

Latest entries in Live Blog: April 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Board of Curators passes out-of-state, graduate tuition increases

Posted to Latest entries in Live Blog: April 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zachary Murdock on April 16, 2010 at 11:15 a.m.

The UM system Board of Curators Finance Committee voted 7 to 1 Friday to raise tuition for out-of-state undergraduate students starting this summer. Curator Doug Russell was absent for the voting and Curator David Wasinger was the only dissenting vote. The raise will increase tuition across all four UM campuses ...

Latest entries in Live Blog: April 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Deaton addresses 2011 budget outlook

Posted to Latest entries in Live Blog: April 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zachary Murdock on April 16, 2010 at 10:26 a.m.

Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the UM system Board of Curators this morning regarding the state of MU’s budget and financial outlook. Deaton emphasized transparency and planning in this year’s budget, as well as MU’s long-term budget planning, with projections up to 20 years in the future ...

Latest entries in Live Blog: April 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Forsee focuses on future of UM system

Posted to Latest entries in Live Blog: April 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zachary Murdock on April 16, 2010 at 9:49 a.m.

UM system President Gary Forsee spoke to the UM system Board of Curators this morning regarding improvements being made around the university and at MU. Forsee addressed issues facing the UM system budget, and said the focus of the system is on access and affordability to undergraduate students. “We want ...

Mo. Senate maintains tuition freeze

In Print: Mo. Senate maintains tuition freeze

By Will Guldin | April 16, 2010

The money for higher education will come from managed care providers.

In Print: Curators discuss out-of-state tuition increase

By Zachary Murdock | April 16, 2010

The board also saw results of the UM system employee benefits survey.

UM system proposes tuition increases

By Zach Toombs | April 14, 2010

The increases would apply to out-of-sate and graduate students.

In Print: Curators to discuss tuition rates

By Abbey Sussell | April 13, 2010

A $15 million budget cut could jeopardize the system's tuition freeze.

In Print: IncludeMe campaign continues push for non-discrimination

By Jessica Silverman | April 13, 2010

The campaign has not yet reached the UM system Board of Curators.

In Print: Mo. House bill would impose university employee drug testing

By Abbey Sussell | March 23, 2010

The bill would enforce random and for-cause tests for UM system employees.

Editorial: University presidents discuss future of Access Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon proposed cutting scholarships for private school students.

Still no vote for student representative on Board of Curators

In Print: Still no vote for student representative on Board of Curators

By Michael Sewall | March 5, 2010

Previous bills failed due to concerns about the students' ability.

On Campus: UM system distributes pay and benefits survey

Posted to On Campus by Zach Toombs on Feb. 15, 2010 at 11:45 a.m.

The UM system Office of Human Resources has issued the pay and benefits survey to all faculty and staff on the four university campuses, according to a UM system news release. The survey will be used to establish which pay and benefit features are most valuable to employees, the news ...

In Print: E-learning center plays part in new UM system goals

By Jared Grafman | Feb. 9, 2010

CDIS enrolled more than 20,000 students in 2009.

University program uses $5 million to create jobs

By Michael Sewall | Jan. 29, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

Forsee revealed the program in his State of the University address.

In Print: UM system survey gives employees voice

By Krystin Arneson | Jan. 29, 2010

This is the first time in 10 years the survey has been offered.