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Higher Education

Symposium highlights issues of race, policing in Ferguson

The Michael Brown shooting continues to shed light on racial discrimination and calls for change

Unfavorable report on School of Medicine presented at MU Faculty Council

MU Faculty Council heard an unfavorable report about the work environment at the MU School of Medicine for tenured and tenure-track faculty.  

MU's new provost says she is ready to tackle tough issues on campus

Garnett Stokes discussed her future plans at MU in an open interview with news media representatives Tuesday morning. Her appointment as provost began Feb. 2. 

UPDATE: Ellen Eardley named MU Title IX administrator, assistant vice provost

Eardley is a partner at the Mehri & Skalet firm in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct faculty member at the American University Washington College of Law.

UM System Legislative Day emphasizes advocacy for higher education

Speakers encouraged attendees to advance the UM System's legislative priorities, which center on providing funding for the four system campuses. 

MU considers significant renovations to Memorial Union

Consultants recommend Memorial Union project in same report that outlines a new hotel and conference center east of the Hearnes Center.

Ferguson and Lindenwood University announce partnership

The partnership includes financial aid for students in five St. Louis County school districts in the Ferguson area and scholarships for adults to study entrepreneurship.

MU students address the question 'Am I still black if ...'

"Am I still black if I talk proper or quote-unquote white?" That's just one question a black Missouri student has asked of herself.

Open dialogue addresses gray areas in black culture

Black students gathered Tuesday evening to explore the diverse nature of blackness.

 

Students express themselves through art during Black History Month

The Craft Studio on Tuesday hosted a Black History Month decorating event, one of dozens of events regionally that pay homage to black history and culture.

Lafferre Hall approved for renovations by Board of Public Buildings

The $38.5 million in renovations will include structural updates to Lafferre Hall, as well as additional lab and research space. 

Cape Girardeau college announces 4 finalists for president

All four finalists will tour the campus this month and meet with faculty, students and members of the public during open forums.

MU to add housing option for transgender and gender-nonconforming students

The MU Department of Residential Life will be creating a 16-bed space in College Avenue Hall for students who are transgender or gender nonconforming.

MU students celebrate 'puppy love'

The Missouri Student Union hosted the event as part of its "We Love Our Students" monthly program. 

MU group raises funds for deceased visiting scholar

The MU Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars is conducting a fundraising campaign for the family of Kui Zou, an MU visiting scholar from China who was struck by a car and killed on Providence Road on Jan. 22. The fundraiser will continue through March 31.

MU Anniversary Committee displays 175th anniversary flag one last time

The anniversary flag will be put in storage until MU's 200th anniversary.

UPDATE: UMKC chancellor apologizes over false data

Chancellor Leo Morton said he has apologized to students, staff, alumni and the city in a letter to the school's campus.

Stephens College, MU rank among top 50 best fashion institutes worldwide

Stephens College and MU are among the top 50 fashion institutes in the world, according to a recent ranking by the independent fashion news website Fashionista. Columbia, which is home to both schools, has more notable fashion institutes than fashion capitals such as Chicago and Milan.

'Speaking of Culture' series shines light on Hugh Hefner for Valentine's Day

MU history professor Steven Watts sifted through a number of Playboy documents, including Hugh Hefner's 1,800 volume autobiographical scrapbook, to research his book.

UM curators adopt new sexual harassment rules, approve tuition increases

The UM System Board of Curators adopted new rules and regulations regarding sexual harassment or discrimination cases against UM faculty and staff members. The curators also approved tuition increases for both in-state and out-of-state students at their meeting Thursday.

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