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University of Missouri System audit reveals more than $2 million in ‘hidden bonus pay’

University of Missouri System audit reveals more than $2 million in ‘hidden bonus pay’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says the latest audit released by her office is personally troubling. On Monday, Galloway’s office released a scathing report detailing how the University of Missouri System hid more than $2 million in “bonus” pay. The audit also revealed what Galloway called irresponsible management in the UM

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There is a lot to be learned from Saturday’s protest

People around the nation had many takes on Saturday’s protests by women about the newly-elected President. However, organizers in both St. Louis and Kansas City should be commended for the enormous turnout with no rioting and no looting. They even got a permit and didn’t attempt to clog traffic. The interesting thing will be what


DHE, task force set to improve degree programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A task force of higher education leaders in Missouri has taken aim at the degree programs of the colleges and universities in the Show Me State. The task force was appointed at the request of Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson and House Higher Education Committee Chair Steve Cookson in

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New polls: Webber-Rowden tied, Sifton opening lead on Jotte

COLUMBIA, Mo. – New polls from the Missouri Times released late Friday show a tie between Democratic Rep. Stephen Webber and Republican Rep. Caleb Rowden in their race to become the next state senator in Senate District 19 with 45 percent of the electorate apiece. That race is the only race the Missouri Times is still


University of Missouri System announces Mun Y. Choi as new president

COLUMBIA, Mo. – After nine months of searching, the University of Missouri system has selected a top administrator from the University of Connecticut to take over the role as president. The Missouri Board of Curators finalized the details to hire Mun Y. Choi, a provost at UConn, during the closed portion of their meeting Monday

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GOP lawmakers speak out against Odom’s perceived ‘no gun’ policy

COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a teleconference with reporters Wednesday, University of Missouri football coach Barry Odom revealed a team policy that may put the school under more scrutiny from the Missouri legislature. As reported by Fox Sports yesterday, Odom’s rules state that no player could own a handgun if they played for him. This rule

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Questions for the fall

As people see Facebook being covered in back-to-school pictures it means two things: 1) that in just a few weeks it’s Oktoberfest and 2) the fall campaign is just around the corner. With that in mind there are a few questions that will be answered this fall that will decide who represents the state in


Koster sues to protect concealed carry rights on Mizzou campus

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking for 90 days to allow the Board of Curators to make their campus conceal and carry permit regulations fit inside the constitutional framework of the law. The declaratory judgement sought by Koster would ask the curators to to “consider the particularized safety

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Missouri System Review Commission Should Prioritize Curriculum Transparency

By Gregg Keller The mostly-manufactured “unrest” at the University of Missouri – Columbia campus and the actions of one disgraced professor perfectly illustrate why changes are needed within the University of Missouri System.  The newly-created University of Missouri System Review Commission has a tremendous opportunity to recommend significant reforms to improve the standing and operations

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Will Missouri Republicans turn the AG office over to MU?

There are a lot of things going great in the state of Missouri, but one institution that has been struggling by any definition is the University of Missouri – Columbia. If you have to create a committee to whitewash your problems, it’s kind of its own admission that there are major problems to start with.