MU Athletics Director Mike Alden pledged allegiance to the Big 12 on Friday but said MU will remain in a strong position even if the conference dissolves. Meanwhile, the UM System Board of Curators has scheduled a special closed meeting for Sunday night.
The Week in Pictures: June 5 to 11 with images from the World Cup, the oil spill in the Gulf, refinishing the MU Columns and the Stanley Cup.
State appropriations for the UM System have been reduced by $96.8 million for the next fiscal year.
The Sunday session follows two days of meetings Thursday and Friday at which MU's membership in the Big 12 was a subject of conversation.
While it's unclear what exactly an intern for the band would do, the qualifications weren't too tough — presuming that you loved Smash Mouth.
The World Cup starts Friday in South Africa. Hosting the World Cup well could give momentum to nation-building in a highly race- and class-polarized country where there is a lot of crime and violence.
Through trial and error and expert help, Michael Burden learned what works and what doesn't with composting. Now he and his family produce one-third the trash they once did and have nutrient-rich compost for their garden.
MU Athletics Director Mike Alden, who met with curators for more than three hours Friday, suggested that Missouri is not interested in the Big Ten, or any league other than its own.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman disclosed the plan during a meeting of the university's Board of Regents, proposing that play in the new conference begin in 2011 after one more year in the Big 12.
A wet spring in 2009 delayed planting of corn and soybeans. That meant those crops came on late and farmers were late getting them out of their fields, which prevented planting of winter wheat.
A July 7 state board meeting has been scheduled to accept bids on a refinancing plan that is projected to save $15 million over the next couple of decades.
The White House Press Corps dean's comments about Jews in Palestine ended her career but brought light to an important issue: Should opinion columnists have a front-row seat to the White House briefing room?
David Russell will become the state's interim commissioner of higher education July 1.
The watch party drew fans from seven different countries.
A report in the New York Times shows that many parents are so engrossed in their smart phones or computers that they are ignoring their children.
Soccer fans can gather at the Ragtag Cinema to root for their favorite teams and enjoy the company of fellow tournament enthusiasts.
Columbia College has expressed interest in purchasing the YouZeum after negotiations with Columbia Public Schools fell through.
Gary Forsee answered a host of questions concerning the Big Ten.
When organizations work together to serve others, it keeps costs down and the community together.
Business leaders in Columbia are keeping a watchful eye on all of the shifts in college conferences with the hope that Missouri will continue to draw big crowds during football season.