On Thursday, MU announced a $22.85 million project to renovate Jesse Hall, Swallow Hall and Pickard Hall, sending hundreds of staff and faculty to different buildings on and off the main campus.
George Justice has been dean of the graduate school since 2010 but will be leaving to serve as dean of humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.
MU's School of Health Professions announced Monday that Hagglund was selected as dean, effective July 1. He will replace Richard Oliver, the founding dean who has been with the school since it separated from the MU School of Medicine in 2000.
MU's final two graduation ceremonies took place Sunday afternoon, wrapping up a weekend of 18 commencements and ceremonies. In all, MU awarded 5,902 degrees over the weekend.
After the tassels were turned and the diploma covers were in hand, families and friends of graduates mingled outside and snapped photos, capturing the moment and celebrating their accomplishment.
Commencement speakers included Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane and award-winning creative nonfiction writer Peter Hessler.
George Smith and A. Mark Smith are both curators' professors at MU — George in the Department of Biological Sciences and Mark in the Department of History.
MU wants a system that would deliver alerts via email, landline, cellphones, smartphones, and pagers and devices for the deaf.
The decline of two traditional sources of revenue — state money and tuition collected from rapid enrollment growth — complicates MU's quest to balance a budget that faculty say is already constricting.
In real dollars, the GOP plan would cost students and families heavily, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.
Five MU students relieved finals week stress and enjoyed the sunny afternoon on Wednesday at Indian Hills Disc Golf Course.
The Chihuahuas Gertie and Maude, who were part of Stephens College's "Legally Blonde: The Musical," have been adopted.
The actions include sharing faculty across campuses, opening a federal relations office in Washington, D.C., and creating a central bank that would be used to fund programs and other investments. The UM System has asked each campus to give feedback on specific actions proposed in the document by Thursday.
Students in agricultural economist Kevin Moore's Returning to the Farm class at MU create business plans using financial information from their own family farms.
Three MU students recently created a YouTube video starring 10-year-old Cole Nowlin, who teaches college men how to be chivalrous. The video has racked up more than 400,000 views in little over a week.
With graduation season upon us, the Missourian compiled videos of recent noteworthy commencement speeches.
Not only was this an important day for the 541 students receiving degrees from Columbia College, but it was the last commencement address made by the college's president, Gerald Brouder, who will retire in August.
Graduating students at Columbia College participated in a special tradition on Saturday — an Ivy Chain ceremony, which dates back to 1900 and signifies a student's transition into a responsible and educated citizen.
MU students celebrated their upcoming graduation Friday during Senior Sendoff, which included the symbolic Tiger Prowl — an exit walk through the MU Columns.
MU assistant professor Bulent Koc developed an app for smartphones that will allow farmers to alert emergency contacts in the case of a rollover accident using GPS technology. Tractor rollovers remain the leading cause of death and injury on farms.