MU ASUM President Christopher Dade: “The bill should have little impact to students while they are on campus.”
Tuition across the UM System will not increase for the 2016–17 school year.
The resolution, if passed, would make Missouri the first state to vote on a religious liberties amendment to the state constitution.
Advertisements, op-eds and videos have been published in recent months to boost the UM System’s image.
The proposed bill differs from a previous House budget, which would have cut MU funding significantly.
With the $32 million budgetary shortfall MU faces, our interim administration must make cuts with the student body in mind.
Rep. Caleb Jones was the only lawmaker from Boone County to vote for the cuts.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer: “The University of Missouri has a very 1950s-style model of governance. That makes them sluggish and unresponsive.”
Missouri citizens will vote on the proposed amendment in an upcoming election if it passes through the House.
Budget cuts and a hiring freeze are two of the plans that will be implemented to save money.
Another proposed amendment to the budget, which was withdrawn, would cut state funding for MU from $169,305,944 to $1.
Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville believes the bill will broaden awareness of supplying alcohol to minors.
Missouri’s Safe at Home program could see an extension that will give confidential addresses to victims of human trafficking.
All six of the board’s members are lawyers.
Proposed reductions would include cuts to salaries of Melissa Click, her department chair and the College of Arts and Science dean.
The Joint Committee of the Missouri Legislature met today to discuss MU funding, Click employment.
Interim UM System President Mike Middleton: “A lot of people in groups blaming other people in groups for what our beloved university is facing. I can tell you it’s downright exhausting.”
Rep. Caleb Rowden: “Cutting any sort of funding to the university as some sort of retaliatory statement is unfair, it it shortsighted, and it’s unnecessary.”
The interim chancellor talked about raising graduate student stipends, increasing the number of MU Police Department employees and improving campus climate.
One bill would allow permit holders to have concealed carry firearms on college campuses.