MIZ-ZOU! Until you've experienced all that our campus has to offer, it's hard to appreciate just how great the University of Missouri really is! From academics to research to athletics MIZZOU is something special. We must ensure that it has the resources it needs to not only maintain that status, but to grow and develop as a national leader in innovation and education. The state's funding of the University is stuck at 2002 levels, and the Governor recently proposed sharp cuts as well as taking money AWAY from the University's "surplus" to cover a state budget shortfall. This is simply not acceptable. The state must do a better job of prioritizing spending and getting its fiscal house in order to ensure that job and revenue creators like the University of Missouri can continue to thrive and boost our local and state economy.