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Mizzou’s Maneater Focuses on Student Curator

Students picking up a newspaper on Mizzou’s campus Tuesday morning were able to enjoy not one, but two pieces about ASUM’s student curator issue in one paper. Reporter Jeremy Truitt interviewed Corbin Evans, ASUM Legislative Director, about SB747 (sponsored by Senator Schaefer), for a voting student curator.

“We feel it’s possible to give [the student representative] voting power on the board and that gives [them] the same level of respect as the other eight voting members,” Evans said. “We feel this is important to give students the right to vote.”

The Maneater also published an editorial arguing in favor of a voting student curator.

We support and appreciate the Associated Students of the University of Missouri who have been pushing this issue for a long time now, and we think this is an important initiative MSA should lend its weight to, as well. Each of us students must act, too…

…The Board of Curators is outdated. Approximately half of all U.S. public colleges and universities had at least one student as a voting member of their board as of 2010, according to the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

It’s time we have our say.

- The Maneater, March 13, 2012

SB747 has not yet been voted on in committee, but a vote is expected shortly after the legislature’s return from spring break.

Read Jeremy Truitt’s article online here.

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