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University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin says while college may not be for everyone, some education beyond high school has its rewards.   

Loftin was visiting Springfield this week as part of MU’s Show-Me-Value Tour, in which he spoke with local high school students, business leaders and education experts on the value of higher education.


Third year clinical students from the University of Missouri School of Medicine will be able to observe doctors in Springfield as early as 2016 if funding comes to fruition.

The long-awaited program hit a roadblock last year, after Gov. Jay Nixon withheld the program’s $10 million appropriation as part of an even larger withhold.

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The small Ozarks town of Mt. Vernon is reeling from the news that its largest employer is shutting down in October. There’s been conflicting information swirling around the town on how the closing of a rehabilitation center might affect a VA clinic that rents space from the center.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson heard directly from both organizations and has this report.

A resolution signing Monday in Springfield by officials at Missouri’s two largest universities also served as another call by Gov. Jay Nixon that legislators uphold his veto of HB 253, just two days before their annual veto session. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

Nixon was joined by MSU President Clif Smart and University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton, who signed a resolution pledging that the schools will work together, and with health care providers Mercy Springfield and CoxHealth, to train more health care professionals.