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Two buildings that the university is still making payments on previously stood where the development project is planned.

Financial worries halt UMKC arena project

Bre Blankenship and Zayin Barnes
November 2, 2023

  After much excitement surrounding a new development on the five-acre plot of land at 51st Street and Brookside Boulevard that could include housing, retail and possibly a 5,000 seat arena, UMKC has paused the request for proposal process.     UMKC first opened their...

With much construction and change, UMKC continues to be recognized for its research and sustainability

Chancellor Agrawal delivers the 2023 State of the University Address

Ellen Beshuk, Co-News Editor
April 17, 2023

  Chancellor Agrawal declared his desire for UMKC to be seen as the outstanding university it is on April 17 during the annual State of the University Address in the Student Union.    As the fiscal school year ends, UMKC looks ahead to renovation, research, campus changes...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks to a group of students about a federal grant recently awarded to UMKC.

UMKC Hosts Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

Bre Blankenship, Editor-in-Chief
February 27, 2023

  Students from the UMKC School of Science and Engineering had the opportunity to interact with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Monday while he was on campus to highlight a newly awarded $10 million federal grant.   The highly competitive endowment will...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons speaks at UMKC donor announcement

Sunderland Foundation Grants $30 Million For New UMKC Medical Building

Zayin Barnes, Managing Editor
November 6, 2022

  UMKC has announced a $30 million donation from the Sunderland Foundation to assist in the construction of a state-of-the-art medical and dentistry building in the Hospital Hill Campus.    The project aims to attract top-level faculty and researchers by expanding UMKC’s...

UMKC suspends vaccine mandate for all employees, including student workers

UMKC suspends vaccine mandate for all employees, including student workers

Connor Stewart
December 7, 2021

Update: As of 5 p.m., Dec. 7, the UM System has decided to suspend the vaccine mandate for all employees. This decision comes only hours after a federal judge in Georgia issued a stay on the enforcement of the president's mandate, which would require all federal contractors...

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