Christian Basi

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The four campuses of the University of Missouri system are reporting a drop in applications from international students. System officials say the current political climate and concerns about safety are contributing to the decline.

New system President Mun Choi has said one of his first initiatives is to increase revenue by attracting more international students.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the campuses reported declines from last fall ranging from 10 percent to 50 percent, although the Columbia campus refused to release actual numbers.

University of Missouri Health Care

The University of Missouri’s Student Health Center will start charging students a fee for office visits. Increasing health care costs across the board have prompted the fee, which will go into effect July 1.

Christian Basi, director of the MU News Bureau, said the changes mean the student health center will now provide more in-clinic procedures not covered or not available before.

MU Alert

As law enforcement searched for an armed suspect near the MU campus Wednesday night, the university failed to follow established protocols and procedures for alerting the MU community.