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…

University of Missouri cuts 50 operations jobs

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri department tasked with cleaning, maintaining and fixing buildings on the Columbia campus is eliminating 50 jobs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the move involving MU Operations comes a month after university administrators announced they were cutting spending by 5 percent and putting a hiring freeze in…

Mizzou graduate student workers to vote on unionization

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri graduate student workers are planning a vote on whether to unionize. The Forum on Graduate Rights on Friday announced a vote will take place over two days beginning April 18 at the Columbia campus. Graduate student workers with photo identification can vote. Students rallied after university officials in…