MU has laid off 165 total employees as the UM System faces over $85 million in total state cuts since March.
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MU College of Education faculty criticized the removal of Kathryn Chval as dean in a meeting with campus leaders Tuesday.
MU will follow the city of Columbia's mandatory face mask ordinance on campus this fall.
An MU College of Education department chair resigned Wednesday, a day after Kathryn Chval was removed as dean of the college.
Interim MU Chancellor Mun Choi and Provost Latha Ramchand criticized the directive for its lack of input from higher education leaders.
What will began as an effort in southeast Bollinger County will also be applicable to other Missouri rural communities.
Chval said in a Wednesday email that she was proud of her team's accomplishments.
Brian Weimer, major of operations with the department, will serve as interim chief effective Aug. 3.
Jackie Lewis, who serves as Vice President of University Relations for the College Park campus, will begin at MU on Aug. 12.
The plan will bring broadband to a southeast Missouri county, and will be used as a model for other rural communities.