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…

University of Missouri names new diversity officer

(KTRS/AP) – Kevin McDonald is the first-ever chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for the University of Missouri. The University created the officer to help the four-campus system recover from racial protests at Columbia last year. McDonald previously served as the vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion at the Rochester Institution of…