Higher Education

UPDATE: MU announces $1 million gift for LGBT coverage

Dean Mills, Dean of the MU School of Journalism, announces Timothy D. Blair's $1 million donation to create the Timothy D. Blair Fund for LGBT coverage in journalism Friday at the MU Student Center.

The $1 million donation will create the Timothy D. Blair Fund for LGBT coverage in journalism.

Stephens College showings display student fashion collections

On Saturday afternoon, student designers at Stephens College will display their fashion collections at three showings in Windsor Auditorium.

Lockette takes on complicated role as School of Medicine diversity dean

On a campus where just 7 percent of students are black, MU's School of Medicine stands out as one of the worst at recruiting and retaining minority talent.

Holocaust survivor shares hard story at MU about life in hiding

Holocaust survivor Jerry Koenig shared his story Tuesday afternoon in Jesse Wrench Auditorium.

Columbia College hires first provost for next school year

David Starrett of Southeast Missouri State University succeeds Terry Smith and will begin his job in August. 

UPDATE: MU student arrested in connection with anti-Semitic graffiti

Bradley Michael Becker, 18, has been charged with second-degree property damage, upgraded to a felony under Missouri hate crime statutes. 

$350,000 donation from AT&T to benefit Mizzou K-12 Online students

Students in areas around the world with limited Internet access will be able to download assignments to a mobile app then complete them while offline.

After recent MU Alerts, police captain says student safety is priority

MU Alerts were sent out after police shot and killed an armed robbery suspect Wednesday night and during the search for two suspects in another armed robbery early Sunday morning. Two Clery releases were also emailed to university addresses Saturday.

Audit finds UMKC business school ran up deficit to boost enrollment

The report follows an earlier audit requested by Gov. Jay Nixon after an investigation by The Kansas City Star found faculty members submitted false data as a means to get the Bloch School's entrepreneurship program in the Princeton Review's top rankings.

Construction wraps up at Jesse Hall in time for May commencement ceremonies

The building was emptied in July to make a number of updates, including a new sprinkler system, fire alarm system, more efficient heating and cooling systems, and a second elevator on the west side of the rotunda.

National organizations send letter to MU chancellor about anti-Semitic messages

Sixteen national organizations sent a letter to Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on Thursday, asking him to take more action to protect Jewish students at MU. The letter came after anti-Semitic messages appeared in an MU residence hall last week.

Toga Day celebration links Roman mythology, modern culture

Columbia Independent School celebrated its annual Toga Day celebration Wednesday to honor ancient Roman culture. Nearly 130 students participated. 

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology prepares to reopen after 18 months of moving, renovation

On Sunday, the Museum of Art and Archaeology will open to the public at its new location, Mizzou North.

Black Excellence Awards honor 10 MU students

The awards ceremony was held at Middlebush Auditorium on Wednesday night as part of Black Love Week 2015.


MU Libraries proposes fee for expanded hours, upgrades, collections

The fee would start at $5 per credit hour and would increase $2 a year per credit until the 2021 school year. Students will have the chance to vote on the fee in the Missouri Students Association election in November.


$14 million residence complex almost done at Missouri school

Missouri Southern State University will also complete its new field house, with coaches' offices for baseball, softball and football, by the end of July.

Missouri AD Mike Alden (and his Chevy) had a memorable run

Mike Alden's recently embattled Missouri tenure will take a turn as he moves from his position as the athletics director to a job in the College of Education on April 27.


Police investigate anti-Semitic messages found in MU residence hall

On two consecutive days, anti-Semitic messages were drawn in a stairwell of Mark Twain Residence Hall, including a swastika and threatening messages.

$38.5 million renovation begins on Lafferre Hall

A $38.5 million renovation, set to finish in December 2016, began Monday on sections of Lafferre Hall built in 1935 and 1944. 

Aspiring Missouri teachers caught in exit exam transition

In September, Missouri changed the exam it requires applicants to pass before earning a teaching certification. Some university officials and students say the 15 months to prepare, take and pass the Praxis II exam before it was discontinued wasn't enough time to prepare properly.