Higher Education

MU continues to have renovations backlog

MU's Lafferre Hall will undergo renovations, but it's not the only campus facility in need. A growing student body adds to the pressure of providing students with modern facilities.

Drury agreement may bring more diversity

As part of the agreement, Drury faculty will travel to Barstow's Shanghai and Ningbo campuses in China to offer instruction in subjects, such as creative writing, that are rarely taught in China.

Former Mayor Darwin Hindman receives MU's annual honorary degree at Honors Convocation

Hindman tells the 276 Honors College graduates who received degrees at the ceremony that they "must strive to continually learn and improve."

Human and Environmental Sciences graduates eager to get out in the world

Eighty-eight graduates from the college received degrees.

Columbia College awards honorary degree at December commencement

"At times, you will need to be creative in order to persevere and succeed and you have to be able to perceive what your goals are before you can accomplish them," commencement speaker Ronald McGee told the graduates.

110 MU faculty members to retire under buyout program

Forty-two percent of eligible faculty accepted MU's voluntary separation program and will receive payouts of up to $200,000 each.

Fourth Title IX administrator candidate Olshak holds open forum

The fourth Title IX administrator candidate, Richard Olshak, held an open forum Thursday at Memorial Union. He spoke about his goals, changing MU's culture and keeping Title IX in the forefront.

Homeless New York eighth-grader gets Stephens College scholarship

Stephens awarded a scholarship to a homeless eighth-grader in New York. She can use the money to attend the school whenever she graduates high school.

Fourth candidate for Title IX administator to speak Thursday afternoon

The fourth and final candidate for MU's Title IX administrator position, Richard Olshak, will participate in an open forum at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Stotler Lounge III in Memorial Union.

Title IX administrator candidate at MU addresses measuring success, facilitating conversations

Ellen Eardley, the third candidate for the position, explained how her background in law and women's studies would make her ready to go in the job, if chosen.

Third candidate for Title IX administrator to speak Wednesday

Ellen Eardley will meet the public at an open forum at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in room 2501 in the Leadership Auditorium in the MU Student Center.


Former Mayor Darwin Hindman to receive honorary degree at MU commencement

This weekend's ceremonies will present 2,570 degrees, including 1,916 bachelor's degrees and 474 master's degrees. Other speakers include Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and John Haskins, managing editor of magazines at The New York Times.

Missouri backs off proposed scholarship change

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has withdrawn a proposed rule change that would make scholarships available to students at Western Governors University Missouri and online-only school.

Man suspected of sending threatening messages to woman's phone

The 21-year-old MU junior allegedly sent anti-semitic slurs and threats that targeted a Jewish woman and man.

Million-dollar gift will fund MU, UMSL social work students

Eighty-four masters students from both schools will work in clinics across the state.

Chancellor to revitalize MU Strategic Operating Plan committee

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin plans to appoint new members to fill vacancies after the start of the new year. The plan, known as MUSOP, outlines specific goals for MU, including recruiting and maintaining top faculty members.

MU buyout prompts faculty questions, reflections

Some faculty are worried that the buyout program is too broad, while others fear their departments will struggle to fill newly vacant spots. 

MU study shows high-protein breakfast curbs hunger

The MU 8 high protein diet study, led by assistant professor Heather Leidy, shows signs of increased satiety and better glycemic control.

Candlelight vigil to honor 43 missing students in Mexico on Wednesday

After the vigil the Hispanic American Leadership Organization will host a screening of the documentary "The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students."

UPDATE: Swallow Hall renovations to include new lecture hall, improved classrooms

The renovations will create 6,000 square feet of additional usable space, including a new lecture hall. Some of the original flooring and doors will be preserved.