Former University of Missouri worker admits $716K theft

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A former University of Missouri employee has admitted in federal court that she stole more than $716,000 from the school over nine years. Fifty-four-year-old Carla Rathmann of Mount Vernon pleaded guilty Monday in Springfield, Missouri to one count each of mail fraud and credit card fraud. Rathmann had worked at the university’s…

Legislature passes University of Missouri review commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri lawmakers have approved the creation of a commission to review the University of Missouri System’s policies and administrative structure. The measure approved in the House on Tuesday follows months of legislative criticism over how the university handled protests over what some students saw as indifference to racism at the…