In a media briefing held over phone early Thursday afternoon, University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley, University of Missouri System Interim President Mike Middleton and University of Missouri Board of Curators Chair Pam Henrickson announced that Assistant Professor of Communication Melissa Click has been terminated after a vote from the University of Missouri system’s board of curators.

Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

TEDx, the highly praised and innovative discussion series is making its next stop at Southeast Missouri State University next month. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with TEDx SEMO co-organizers Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs and Collin Ritter about bringing the barrier breaking series to the community.

Lewis-Thompson: So for those who don't know what is TEDx?

A student advocacy group wants Missouri’s merit-based scholarship program, Bright Flight, to be restructured. Advocates say it should take a back seat to need-based programs that are vital for low-income students seeking a college education.

After demonstrators interrupted a meeting of the University of Missouri Board of Curators Thursday to restate their demands that led to the resignation of President Tim Wolfe, the curators got down to the business of how to choose Wolfe’s replacement.

Student Protesters Interrupt UM Curators meeting

Feb 5, 2016

Two dozen black protesters twice interrupted a meeting of the University of Missouri system's governing board to read a list of demands for improvements in diversity.