Tag: University of Missouri

Mizzou emerges as top school for online courses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Onlinecolleges.com, a website which ranks online programs offered by colleges and universities in 50 states and Puerto Rico, found that the University of Missouri-Columbia was the best school in Missouri, according to their metric. The public university offered 35 online programs and had 30 students enrolled […]

Rep. Nate Belt Walker to run for SD 18

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Representative Nate Belt Walker announced he will run for state Senate District 18 to replace Sen. Brian Munzlinger who faces term limits. Walker gained attention in October when he suggested reviewing how Missouri contributes to NFL teams. A vocal dissident to players protesting the national […]

UM System looks to hire new in-house lobbyist, but rules could prevent some from taking the job

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The University of Missouri continues pushing forward in their effort to rebuild their brand. Just this summer, the university laid off a number of staff members in an effort to solve some of the financial troubles still burdening the campus following the events of November 2015. […]

College sports taking hits as State tightens belt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It seems that the cuts to higher education have found their first real victims – in the athletic departments. Back in late June, Gov. Eric Greitens withheld $251 million in spending to make Missouri’s budget work, including $36 million in higher education funding. One of the first […]

Choi says job is ‘one of the best in academia’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – University of Missouri System president, Dr. Mun Choi, joined host Scott Faughn on This Week in Missouri Politics to discuss his commitment to the school. The University, which faced criticism from both anti-racist protestors and free speech advocates, has seen a decline in student enrollment by […]

Basler target of embezzlement probe at MU

COLUMBIA, Mo. – While the new University of Missouri administration works to move forward, a name from the embarrassing recent past has resurfaced as the target of an embezzlement probe. Janna Basler, who alongside Professor Melissa Click, was suspended by the university two years ago for harassing a student journalist […]

Fulton Medical Center closing just one indicator of rural hospital struggles

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Questions continue to rise as Callaway County officials scramble to find a way to keep the doors open at the Fulton Medical Center after the owner, NueHealth, announced this week that the facility will close no later than Sept. 22. “While we are deeply disappointed by […]

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 […]

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 […]