Student curator vote defeated in Missouri Senate

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 | 7:12 p.m. CST; updated 8:13 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 4, 2009

 JEFFERSON CITY — Senators defeated an attempt to give voting powers to a student representative on the MU Board of Curators on Wednesday with a vote of 22-9.

The board currently has nine voting members, one from each of Missouri's congressional districts. A student serves as a 10th, nonvoting member.

Missouri is expected to lose one of its congressional districts as a result of the 2010 census.

The amendment would have made the ninth curator a student with voting powers,should Missouri lose a congressional district

Instead, senators endorsed legislation that would allow two curators to come from the same congressional district, if the number of Missouri's districts shrinks from nine to eight.


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