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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri has a new chancellor for its flagship campus in Columbia.

 

University system President Tim Wolfe plans to announce the new hire at a Thursday morning news conference. The campus leader will replace Brady Deaton, who retired in November after nine years as chancellor.

 

The university hired an executive search firm to help recruit candidates for the confidential search. An 18-member advisory committee representing faculty, staff, alumni and students interviewed an unspecified number of finalists.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri House interim education committee is recommending changes to student transfers, more funding for early childhood education and increased learning time for students.

The panel held 11 public meetings throughout the state this fall and released its report Tuesday to the House speaker.

One of its major topics was Missouri's law allowing students in unaccredited districts to transfer to neighboring districts.

The committee recommended setting a fixed rate of tuition that schools receiving transfer students could charge. It also suggested prescribing the scope of receiving districts' control over the numbers and conditions of transfers they accept.

The panel also recommended that the Legislature look at providing more money for early childhood education, and longer school days for students, especially those who struggle academically or attend troubled districts.

 

MoDOT preparing for wintry weather

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:09 Published in Local News

Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation are preparing for expected winter weather this week.

MoDOT crews are ready to plow and treat roads as needed. They want to remind drivers that even a light precipitation can cause roads to become slick. Motorists should allow for extra time when there has been inclement weather.

One of the easiest ways to check road conditions is the MoDOT Traveler Information Map which can be found at modot.org.

MoDOT also released some tips for driving in inclement weather:

      ·Slow down.

      ·Steer and brake gently.

      ·Accelerate slowly at intersections.

      ·Allow extra space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.

      ·Stay back 100 feet from snow plows that may be spreading salt.

      · Avoid passing snow plows, even when on a multi-lane road.

      ·Be aware that bridges and overpasses generally experience freezing conditions first.

 

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