Higher Education

UPDATE: Chancellor Loftin responds to ESPN 'Outside the Lines' accusations, apologizes

Derrick Washington exits the courtroom during a break on the first day of his trial in Columbia in 2011. Washington, a former Missouri football player who was convicted of deviate sexual assault, is featured in a report by ESPN's "Outside the Lines."

Loftin apologized on behalf of the university, though he said there "does not appear to be an intentional mishandling of any of the cases in the report at this time."

Welcome Back 2014: What you might have missed over the summer

The Missourian's 2014 "Welcome Back" edition offers a glimpse of what has happened around Columbia over the summer.

MU welcomes students with Midnight BBQ

The barbecue drew thousands of excited students to Rollins Street. The event, which is part of the Fall Welcome Week, featured food, games and music.

ESPN Outside the Lines episode revisits Derrick Washington case

Derrick Washington, a former Missouri football player, was removed from the team in 2010 after allegations of sexual assault.

MU receives $2.4 million for endowed chair in cancer research

A national search will begin soon to find a researcher to occupy the endowed chair.

ESPN report says MU mishandled assault cases

The report focuses on incidents involving Derrick Washington. ESPN reported that Washington was involved in "one alleged rape, one alleged physical assault, one sexual assault and one domestic assault," according to ESPN

UM Curators extend President Wolfe's contract through 2018

Under the terms of the extended contract, the president's base salary of $459,000 and incentive pay of $100,000 will remain the same.

Meet 'Mom Marit,' house mother of MU's Kappa Delta House

During the school year, MU's Kappa Delta house is filled with as many as 200 sorority sisters. House Director Marit Vogelsong works behind the scenes to make sure the house is in order, its staff have what they need and her girls know where to go for support or information.

Downtown pedicab business benefits from Columbia's nightlife

ZOU Cabs, a bicycle taxi service started by an MU finance student, began transporting customers in mid-June. The business' now six bikers look forward to continuing their late-night pedaling into the fall, when its founder thinks demand will switch to a higher gear.

Tickets available to see primatologist Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Mizzou Arena. Tickets are now available.

MU program receives grant for establishing national network of researchers

MU's Broader Impacts Network was awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon house up for spot on national historic registry

The mansion, identified for the nomination by its former name, Welch Hall, will be considered alongside eight other historical buildings across Missouri.

MU art exhibition shows East-West exchange

"East-West Dialogues: Paintings by Chinese Visiting Scholars & Their Hosting Art Professors," on view through Friday, is the culmination of a visit by four Chinese art scholars and the exchange and interaction between the Chinese artists and MU art professors.

EnCircle equips autistic young adults with technical skills

The nonprofit started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money for more resources for people with autism.

Center for Missouri Studies highlights lasting effects of state's history, culture

This initiative is part of The State Historical Society of Missouri's preparation for the state's bicentennial celebration in 2021.

MU part of new five-year study on effects of climate change

A $20 million grant brings Missouri institutions together in an interdisciplinary study on the potential effects of climate change.

Incoming MU School of Medicine class dons first white coats

Members of the MU School of Medicine's class of 2018 received a white coat Friday, a tradition that symbolizes their first steps to becoming physicians.

Results of MU academic career survey give snapshot of faculty satisfaction

The results, released Wednesday, are from the first Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education survey conducted at MU.

Former MU chancellor Brady Deaton honored with Missourian Award

Brady Deaton will receive a 2014 Missourian Award on Sept. 27. The award is given to Missouri citizens who have made contributions to their community and the state's vitality.

Gov. Nixon calls for review of UMKC rankings

Gov. Jay Nixon's request was in reaction to The Kansas City Star's recent investigation of the validity of claims made by the Henry W. Bloch School of Management that may have led to the rankings.