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Nick Compall

Student Anchor

Nick Compall is a student reporter and anchor at KBIA.  He was born in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, Illinois.  After broadcasting a sports talk show at his high school radio station, he went to study at the Missouri School of Journalism.  He is a senior Broadcast Journalism major and Cinema Studies minor.  

University of Missouri System

The University of Missouri system approved a list of qualifications it is looking for in the next UM System President during the two day Board of Curators meeting on April 14 and 15 in Rolla. 

To create this list, the Presidential Search Committee held four public listening sessions at each of the UM System’s campuses. The April 6 session in Columbia took place after forums in Rolla and UMSL, but before the session at UMKC.  During the Columbia meeting, the Presidential Search Committee discussed what experiences, traits and qualities the next system president should have.

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The search committee for the University of Missouri next System President held an open listening session Wednesday morning, where they introduced a timeline for the selection process.  Before the committee can start searching for and interviewing candidates for the position, they must address what qualifications they are looking for.  Community members had the opportunity to share their input on what the University should be looking for in the next president.

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This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year's True/False Film Fest. Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes. 

The United States incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than any other country in the world. In her documentary, "The Prison in Twelve Landscapes," Brett Story seeks to redefine both how and where the prison in America is viewed.


The Columbia City Council voted 6-1 last night to approve the combination of two lots of land to make way for a new apartment complex on Locust Street.


 The City of Columbia Mayor's Task Force met Wednesday Afternoon to discuss the city's infrastructure.  No decisions were made but City Councilman Ian Thomas made a presentation about the city’s integrated management plan specifically looking at the possible need for an increase in the city’s development fee

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The MU School of Music got a big boost Monday.  Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield donated $2 million to support the Mizzou New Music Initiative.  The donation will support the program through 2019. 

The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Michael O’Brien, said the latest donation will help position the School of Music as a national leader in music composition.  He says since the program was created in 2009, it has already produced award winning musicians.  

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The Columbia Board of Education voted unanimously last night to place two proposals on the April ballot for voters. 

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The annual Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion celebrations will take place this weekend in Jefferson City.  Outside of scheduled tours, the event is one of only two times every year that the public is welcomed onto the mansion’s grounds. 

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MU Professor James Mann recently completed research that sheds more light on what we know about football injuries.  The data was collected from the 2011 Missouri Tigers football team and reveals a new correlation between academic stress and football injuries.