The grant comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The funding began July 1 and will continue for a year.
The MU Department of Theatre is putting on its annual summer repertory season, featuring two full-stage plays directed by Cheryl Black and Jim Miller as well as two productions of David Crespy's "Comedies-in-Concert" series.
MU has raised $164.5 million in the 2013-14 fiscal year, surpassing its fundraising goal of $150 million and beating the record by more than $4 million.
Fred Pestello, the school's first secular president, joins the university after six years at Le Moyne College in upstate New York.
A new house for the fraternity is expected to be finished by the start of the 2015-16 school year.
Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said Thursday that MU will reallocate about $3.9 million after state funding was withheld during the last fiscal year.
The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is among a dozen campuses added to the growing list of schools being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sex abuse complaints.
Her personal goal as the coordinator is to create an environment where students can ask questions and challenge preconceived notions
The MU-owned apartments were nearly empty Monday, though some remaining residents were cleaning their apartment so they could fully move out. The university has not yet decided on a long-term plan for the site.
About 15 members of the MU sorority returned to clean and decorate their house during marathon weekend.
A group of researchers will spend the next four years studying four African languages, writing a grammatical sketch, a preliminary dictionary and a collection of folk tales and other narratives for each language.
Devin Stephenson said Wednesday that he was resigning to pursue other opportunities in higher education.
A UM System spokesman said the MU projects Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or put on hold, which he called "pressing," would have boosted the state economy by creating about 2,000 jobs and educating future professionals.
The planning and design of a new softball stadium are underway after the approval of the MU Campus Master Plan by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.
The MU School of Medicine had just one black graduate this spring. The school is working to diversify its student body but has had mixed results and finds itself competing for a small pool of qualified candidates.
The cuts include more than $77 million to MU and more than $2 million to Columbia Public Schools. The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget passed by the Republican-led legislature was "dangerously out of balance."
Hutton, executive director of administrative services, has overseen the addition of 12 buildings to the college's campus and has renovated many older structures.
The appointment of Brian Burnett to the role of chief financial officer for the University of Missouri system, was announced Friday by the University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe.
The loan forgiveness program expired at the end of June 2013. Gov. Jay Nixon signed a higher education bill Thursday that includes a provision removing that expiration date.
The UM System Board of Curators voted to add gender identity and gender expression to the system's nondiscrimination policy.