COLUMBIA — Coal Free Mizzou, a student organization that advocates to eliminate coal-powered energy, plans to attend the UM System Board of Curators meetings on Thursday and Friday.
The organization will present information to the curators on the economic and health risks of using coal and present a proposal to transition MU away from coal power by 2015.
Several other systemwide issues will be discussed at the meetings, including:
- A report on the annual internal audit, which examines the four-campus system's finances for potential problems or risks.
- Financial Committee reports on systemwide finances, including investment and facilities reviews. The committee will also hear a proposal for new dictation software for MU Health Care physicians.
- Proposals for two new degree programs: A general studies degree at Missouri University of Science and Technology — currently the only UM campus that does not offer such a degree — and a master's degree in educational psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
- A Friday vote on a resolution to give former curator Judith Haggard, who resigned in January of this year, a "curator emeritus" title to recognize her work on the board.
The meeting will take place in Stotler Lounge in Memorial Student Union, North Tower. The public portion of the meetings begins at 12:30 p.m., and board documents can be found on the UM System website.
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