Curators to governor: Money for Ellis Fischel essential

UM System President Gary Forsee is sending a statement to Gov. Jay Nixon, urging that he not veto a House bill that includes significant funding for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Curators to governor: Patient care center important

UM System President Gary Forsee will deliver a message to the governor outlining the System's concerns about Nixon potentially vetoing a bill that contains much higher education funding, including money for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

MU honored with Truman Foundation award

MU was one of two universities in the nation to receive the 2009 Truman Foundation Honor Institution award, which recognizes the campus's commitment to service and to its Truman Scholars.

MU Health Care shares vision of Children's Hospital

More details of the plan to consolidate Children’s Hospital and all pediatric services into one building at Columbia Regional Hospital were revealed today.

Theatre NXS to feature four fantastical short plays by Don Nigro

Theatre NXS is to opens its production of four shows by playwright Don Nigro on Friday. The show is to feature "Event Horizon," along with the premieres of three other short plays that director LR Hults got the opportunity to produce because he knows Nigro personally.

FBI investigating Missouri housing deals

The FBI interviewed the director of Missouri's housing agency as part of an investigation related to low-income housing.

Missourians urged to prepare for heat, humidity

A heat advisory has been issued through Friday, and citizens have been urged to drink plenty of fluids and try to stay in air-conditioned buildings.

GOP House leaders urge Nixon to avoid vetoes

Gov. Jay Nixon's budget director said there will be budget vetoes, but Republican leaders urged Nixon not to veto capital improvement projects.

UPDATE: GOP House leaders urge governor to avoid vetoes

Nixon's administration already has said he will make line-item vetoes to a budget bill that would spend $381 million of stimulus funds over the next two years, largely on capital improvement projects.