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Higher Education

Trustees consider splitting Columbia College into schools

President Scott Dalrymple said that if the plan is approved, different deans will oversee each college, and those deans would report to the provost. The structure would be similar to universities or larger colleges.

St. Louis County prosecutor to speak at MU law school

A founder of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys' student chapter says the event is a way to continue discussions about the events in Ferguson and race.

Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

Dartmouth is literally changing how students live. Starting with the class of 2019, each incoming student will be assigned to one of six "house communities" — a cluster of residence halls that will serve as a home base for social and academic programs.

A look at how residential colleges work at some schools

Residential colleges typically involve small, faculty-led communities that include students from various years and backgrounds. Here's a look at some colleges that use this model.

FROM READERS: Columbia Area Career Center students recognized by Rep. Stephen Webber

The students were recognized for their Cause an Effect program, which rebuilds donated computers and provides them to the underserved.

Police: No evidence of gang rape at University of Virginia

The case is suspended, not closed, and the fact that investigators could not find evidence years later "doesn't mean that something terrible didn't happen" to the alleged victim, the Charlottesville, Virginia, police chief said.

Study finds minorities feel marginalized at Missouri State

Missouri State will have a committee study the report and recommend changes to curriculum, training, recruitment, and campus events and activities.

Missouri to save $1.6 million on interest after refinancing bonds

The Missouri Board of Public Buildings on Wednesday approved refinancing $21.4 million in bonds.

A year with R. Bowen Loftin as MU chancellor

A timeline of MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's leadership at MU starts in December 2013 with the announcement of his appointment.

MU Chancellor reflects after more than a year in the position

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin sat down with reporters Wednesday to discuss the hallmarks of his first year in the position. He touched upon Title IX, diversity on campus, faculty buyouts and more.

MU student suspended for hostile remarks

An MU student has been suspended for making hostile remarks to another MU student. The suspension was prompted by controversy about whether to show "American Sniper" on campus.

After years of struggle, African-American journalist Lucile Bluford may get her day in Missouri

Legislators want to make July 1 "Lucile Bluford Day," after an African-American journalist who sued MU in 1939 to challenge Missouri's Jim Crow laws.

MU students express frustration with slow progress toward inclusiveness

MU students voiced concerns about feeling unsafe, unaccepted and unheard at the race relations forum held by Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin Tuesday night. 

ANALYSIS: Oklahoma incident spotlights race problems at fraternities

The video of SAE students at the University of Oklahoma chanting racial slurs is not an isolated incident, but rather highlights a problem festering in some Greek organizations across the country.

Missouri bills could keep immigrant students from college

The bills, which would prevent children brought illegally into the U.S. from receiving federal or state aid, would target the 6,000 to 7,000 immigrant K-12 students in Missouri.

Women learn to love their bodies at empowerment photo shoot

Women had their pictures taken Thursday night at the MU Women's Center, entering in everyday clothes and changing into more revealing outfits in the name of self-confidence and female empowerment.

UPDATE: Amid controversy, MU to show American Sniper

The decision came after MSA met with veterans, members of the Muslim community and other students on Monday to discuss objections to the film. The film will be screened April 17 and 18 at Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union.

College of Arts and Science announces $1 million gift to fund education excellence

The donation will create the Mark A. Wilkins Fund for Excellence, which might support faculty salaries, teaching materials, and research and travel expenses.

MU4MikeBrown group marches in support of minorities

More than 50 MU students joined in the march Thursday night, which went from Cornell Hall to Greektown and ended in front of Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's residence on Francis Quadrangle.

Former national intelligence director Mike McConnell fears for U.S. cybersecurity

Retired Navy Adm. Mike McConnell spoke Thursday of the threats facing the United States in the field of information warfare. McConnell encouraged more legislation and a greater emphasis on training students to work in cybersecurity fields.

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