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2004 Higher Ed. Stories
Newspaper Story - A proposal being considered inside the federal Department of Education would require Missouri colleges -- both public and private -- to submit the personal information of their students, including social security numbers, to the federal government.
Newspaper Story - Higher education officials point to a tighter visa regulations as one of the reasons for the foreign student population decline in Missouri schools
Radio Story - The Missouri Education Department reports that 50 percent more students took Advanced Placement tests than five years ago.
Newspaper Story - Former Missouri Governor Roger Wilson criticized GOP gubernatorial nonimee Matt Blunt's record on education at a press conference Friday.
Radio Story - After failing to meet the federal academic standards, the Department of Education says the No Child Left Behind Act needs to be evaluated.
Radio Story - The sponsor of the proposed bond bill says it's likely dead.
Newspaper Story - Last September, UM system president Elson Floyd added a new system-level position that Knorr was asked to fill. Previously, Knorr's focus was on lobbying the federal government in Washington, D.C. Now, in his current $95,900 per year job, he oversees all UM system lobbying efforts -- federal and state.
Radio Story - Jobs Now was meant to create new jobs in Missouri by targeting industries able to offer high-wage jobs in the future. The governor's package was stalled in the Senate because of a long list of amendments.
Newspaper Story - Key supporters of a higher education bond said Wednesday that the legislation appears to be headed for a legislative death. The University of Missouri system would recieve about $195 million from the bond; MU would get about $90 million of that for construction of a health science center on campus.
Radio Story - Higher education budget to bring $20 million more to state's colleges and universities.
Radio Story - The legislature sent the governor budget proposals that include spending increases for lower and higher education and don't rely on a tax increase to fund the increases.
Newspaper Story - The legislature passed lower and higher education budgets and continued working on the budget.
Radio Story - By a voice vote, the Senate gave preliminary approval to legislation that would put the state in debt to pay for new buildings and reonvations on university and college campuses.
Newspaper Story - A multi-hundred million dollar bond, slated for higher education "life science" construction projects statewide, took a step forward Wednesday evening when the Senate gave the bill first-round approval. Although winning preliminary approval, several provisions were added on that could cause the bill to face strong opposition in the House.
Newspaper Story - The Appropriations Conference Committee approved increases for higher and lower education for the coming budget year.
Radio Story - Legislators from the House and Senate met in a conference committee to reconcile their different versions of the state budget. One major compromise involves giving more money to higher education.
Radio Story - Springfield Senator Norma Champion threated to filibuster legislation containing the proposed merger between Northwest State University and the University of Missouri system.
Radio Story - This Missouri State Senate worked to perfect a bill to better higher education in Missouri. The bill would authorize a $350 million bond for construction and renovation at Missouri higher education facilities. Senator Jim Mathewson proposed an amendment to the bill to add more than $22 million for community colleges, but felt unesay about the possible effects of the entire bill.
Radio Story - Senators debate the merits of a proposal that would put the state $350 million in debt to pay for building projects on university campuses.
Newspaper Story - Senators delayed a vote on the $350 million higher education bond bill with arguments over its scope and the use of limited state funds.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee added $20 million to the higher education budget while cutting $13 million from general revenue for elementary and secondary education.
Newspaper Story - The House passed an $18.6 billion budget Wednesday that provides a bigger increase for educatin than the governor reccomended -- without tax increases. The budget was passed on the same day that the Revenue Department released numbers showing that state revenue collections are up significantly.
Newspaper Story - State education officials said Wednesday that increased local support through property taxes, as a result of Tuesday's statewide voting, could increase funding inequities. The problem lies in the formula itself, which rewards local funding effort with more state aid.
Newspaper Story - April 15 will be an especially key date for a House budget plan currently under consideration. Earlier in the year, the House, Senate, and Gov. Bob Holden agreed the state should expect about $6.4 billion in revenue, but the new House budget plan utilizes about $7 billion in revenue. But that difference won't be known until the mid-April deadline, said State Budget Director Linda Luebbering. She did not rule out the Republican figures outright, saying there was not enough information at this
Radio Story - Crowell says UM's higher budget and increased reliance on tuition and fees made student tuitions rise.
Newspaper Story - Gay rights suffered two blows in the Missouri House Wednesday.
Radio Story - The Senate Appropiations Committee passed legeslation to expand life sciences across the state. The bills cost an estimated three hundred and 50-dollars and will help finance construction projects across the state.
Newspaper Story - A multi-hundred million dollar bond bill to fund construction of scientific research-related buildings throughout the state was almost doubled in size Monday night by the Senate Appropriation Committee, which approved the bond issue.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee decided Wednesday that they needed more time to review the projects in question. Most of the projects, including a renovation to the engineering building on the MU campus and the construction of a major life-science research center, involve the UM system.
Radio Story - Northwest Students attended the Senate committee hearing concerning their school's merger. Students both support and oppose the merger.
Radio Story - University of Missouri-Columbia President Elson Floyd among those testifying in support of proposed merger
Radio Story - Life sciences programs are showing up accross the country, and Missouri schools might jump on the bandwagon.
Newspaper Story - Leading University of Missouri system officials testified in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday afternoon, encouraging senators to approve a $190.4 million bond issue for buildings. The UM leaders are angling for parts of a bond that would fund various life-science related construction projects.
Radio Story - Senator Sarah Steelman plans to debate in the senate about a bill that would make private donations that pay for chancellor's salaries public records.
Radio Story - The chairman of the Senate Education Committee says the committee will vote next week on a bill that would ban University System President Elson Floyd from becoming the MU Chancellor as well.
Radio Story - "2004, In the year of the Lord" would appear on college diplomas across Missouri if legislation passes.
Newspaper Story - Two members of the Senate Education Committee voiced support for a bill to prohibit the President of the University of Missouri system from occupying the position of a chancellor of an individual campus.
Radio Story - A proposal to make it easier to get tax credit when saving for college is under Democratic scrutiny. Right now, only one mutual fund broker can offer tax credit, but the proposed bill would expand the credit to local banks and broker firms. House Democrat Ken Jacobs says the program was intended for low-income families, and expanding it would cost the state too much.
Radio Story - Two Saint Louis lawmakers are sponsoring bills to create a trust fund that would help operate an archives center in Saint Louis City.
Radio Story - The House of Representatives voted down a bill that would have changed the name of Southwest Missouri State University.
Radio Story - The House voted down a bill that would change the name of SMSU to Missouri State University.
Radio Story - Officials hope to conclude talks between the University of Missouri System and Northwest Missouri State University this week. Matt Johnson tells us how the proposed the merger would be int the hands of state legislators.
Radio Story - Officials from the University of Missouri System and Northwest Missouri State University will be discussing a possible merger Friday. If talks conclude, the passing of the merger will be in the hands of state lawmakers to decide.
Radio Story - The Missouri Legislature has final say over a proposed merger between the UM System and Northwest Missouri State University.
Radio Story - The House voted down a bill that would change the name of Southwest Missouri State University.
Radio Story - The fight over Southwest Missouri State University's name change moves over to the the house today, but the fate of the change is still in question.
Newspaper Story - Another month of unexpectedly high revenue collections leads to another round of Republican criticism that Gov. Bob Holden should release education withholdings.
Radio Story - Rep. Brian Baker, a Kansas City Republican, plans to file a bill calling for a student UM Board member with voting privliges.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate filibuster over changing the name of Southwest Missouri State University has entered its second week.
Newspaper Story - The University of Missouri's new policy prohibiting sexual-orientation discrimination would be effectively outlawed under a measure before Missouri's legislature.
Newspaper Story - A deal that would give the Universtiy of Missouri roughly $200 million for building construction fell through Thursday morning on a technical ruling.
Radio Story - A filibuster has erupted in Missouri's Senate over a proposal to rename Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University.
Newspaper Story - Would allow Southwest Missouri State University to change name to Missouri State University. The UM System would recieve a bond to help fund construction of various projects.
Newspaper Story - The University of Missouri president would be blocked from being a chancellor under a proposed bill.
Newspaper Story - Partisan rancor marked Gov. Bob Holden's State of the State Address Wednesday, as his education, job, and revenue plans all fell under heavy assualt from Republican leadership. The program he announced was essentially the same as the program he put forth last year, with a continued emphasis on a tax increase to help fund Missouri's public schools.
Newspaper Story - Two issues deemed integral to the Columbia area by local legislators - restoring education funding and promoting life sciences -- topped the list of priorities in Gov. Bob Holden's state of the state address.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Ken Jacob, D-Columbia, proposed a deal to trade $200 million in bond proposals for the University of Missouri system for the Southwest Missouri State University name change.
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