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.