Higher Education

Missouri colleges get $20 million from federal grants

The Missouri funding was included in $450 million of job-training grants announced Monday by the White House and federal education and labor departments.

WGU offers tuition discount for Missouri state employees

State workers can receive a 5 percent discount from Western Governors University Missouri, an online university aimed at making higher education affordable for working adults.


Hammock users, swing at your own risk at MU, city parks

Hammock-users aren't supposed to swing from the trees at MU or in Columbia parks because of potential damage to the trees.

UM System implements new hearing process for discrimination, harassment complaints

The new process was designed so all discrimination and harassment cases will be handled the same way, across all UM System campuses. Here's an explanation of what changed and what it means for students and employees.

Columbia College receives large donation from alumnus

More than $560,000 was donated a Columbia College campaign to improve the college's arts and humanities, business, athletics, adult higher education and science programs.

RSVP Center teaches how to help friends after sexual violence

Listening, believing and supporting are the main tools recommended to use when trying to help a victim of sexual violence.

Annual MU crime and fire safety report released

MU crime data distributed Wednesday reveals an increase in alcohol-related arrests and a decrease in drug-related arrests last year.

FROM READERS: What I learned from moving to South Korea

Elana Sindelar traveled to South Korea her freshman year of college to teach English to elementary students. She explained why she decided to stay: "Letting myself be vulnerable and falling in love with this country and the beautiful people I have met here — it’s the best decision I have ever made."

Pet feeds: Stephens College launches picture-sharing page for pups

Pack — a social media site for dog lovers — invited Stephens College to join the site as a part of the site's Campus Packs project.

UPDATE: MU concludes investigation into federal grants

Assistant professor Dylan Kesler's False Claims Act suit alleged that two colleagues in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences improperly paid their spouses from pools of federal scientific research money.

The Miss Mizzou story: How an MU visit inspired a phenomenon

The "Steve Canyon" comic strip character Miss Mizzou sparked celebration and controversy for MU and the city of Columbia. Now a new book tells her story.

MU presents construction plans to Boone County Commission

Gary Ward, MU vice chancellor of operations, told county commissioners Monday afternoon about MU's master plan, which details possible construction projects across the 1,262-acre campus.

Missouri awarded $2 million for higher education

About $1 million will go toward expanding the Missouri Innovation Campus initiative. The other $1 million will help other four-year institutions match curricula with employer demands.

MU's new ceremonial mace is 'Mizzou Made'

MU's new mace is made from Switzler Hall wood and features symbols that define the university.

MU professor says complaints led to tenure denial

Dylan Kesler, an assistant professor in wildlife biology, says he didn't receive tenure after alleging colleagues were misusing research funds.

MU offers eligible tenured faculty a buyout option

MU faculty members received a letter Friday afternoon outlining a voluntary separation program for those 62 and older, tenured and eligible for retirement by Aug. 31, 2015.

Missouri School of Journalism to receive $10 million gift for faculty

The $10 million, along with matching funds from private donors, will create the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Faculty Excellence Fund.

MU relives 175 years in one night with light show on MU Columns

The MU community gathered Friday night on Francis Quadrangle for a celebration of the university's 175th anniversary and a light show. The 1892 fire that destroyed Academic Hall was recreated through a light show projected onto the MU Columns.

Chancellor speaks of past, future MU excellence at inauguration

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's inauguration began Thursday afternoon with a procession across campus of nearly 300 MU faculty members. "Excellence is not perfection," he said at the Missouri Theatre. "It's giving it everything you've got. I see that here every single day."

Jane Goodall wows a crowd of more than 4,000 at Mizzou Arena

The primatologist and activist discussed her past research and her current environmental goals.