From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
Help  


Student vote on UM Board of Curators gets initial approval from House

April 16, 2002
By: JiaoJiao Shen
State Capital Bureau

The student representative on the University of Missouri board of curators will get to vote behind closed doors under a bill given preliminary approval by the House. JiaoJiao Shen has more from the Capitol.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Even though the bill received initial approval, it faced opposition on the floor.

Mostly doubts about the student's capability as a voting board member.

But bill sponsor Chuck Graham continues to keep his faith in the students.

Actuality:GRAM5
RunTime: 15
OutCue: to be excellent curators
Contents: Graham says because the student curators have handled themselves professionally, there hasn't been a lot of opposition on this bill. They have proven themselves to be excellent curators.

The bill faces a final vote in the House.

From Jefferson City, JiaoJiao Shen.


Students will get a voting member of their own on the University of Missouri board of curators under a bill given first-round approval in the House on Tuesday. JiaoJiao Shen reports from the Capitol.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Students get to vote for president, but not issues affecting their school.

Representative Chuck Graham of Columbia is sponsoring a bill that changes that.

It allows the student on the UM Board of Curators to vote.

But Representative Yvonne Wilson says she doesn't believe a young person can handle such responsibilities.

She says she knows first-hand how even responsible young people can make mistakes.

Actuality:WILSON1
RunTime: 18
OutCue: helmet on his head
Contents: Wilson says her son always wore a helmet when he rode his motocycle. But one day he decided to go around the block without his helmet and he would be alive today had he had the helmet on his head.

The bill faces a final vote in the House.

From the Capitol, JiaoJiao Shen.