Higher Education

Playing with style: Columbia College guard delves into fashion design

When Columbia Cougars guard Kei'yana Pearson isn't on the basketball court, she is designing and selling clothing for her line "I Am Great" with the help of family members and teammate Kayla Washington. Pearson, nicknamed "KP the Great" in high school, started the line with the hope of using the moniker as an inspiration to youth in low-income areas.

On the court, she is a fierce competitor. Off the court, she is an entrepreneur, designing and selling her own fashion line with the help of family and friends.

Southeast Missouri State names new president

Carlos Vargas-Aburto has been acting president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania since July.

Missouri House panel OKs budget with more K-12 school money

Other changes made Tuesday include cutting more than $74,000 from the budget for Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's office.

Tiger Tot Mommies aims to deliver support to new mothers

MU Women's and Children's Hospital offers day and evening sessions on topics ranging from tips for working moms to making baby food to reach as many new moms as possible.

Symposium highlights issues of race, policing in Ferguson

The Michael Brown shooting continues to shed light on racial discrimination and calls for change

Unfavorable report on School of Medicine presented at MU Faculty Council

MU Faculty Council heard an unfavorable report about the work environment at the MU School of Medicine for tenured and tenure-track faculty.  

MU's new provost says she is ready to tackle tough issues on campus

Garnett Stokes discussed her future plans at MU in an open interview with news media representatives Tuesday morning. Her appointment as provost began Feb. 2. 

UPDATE: Ellen Eardley named MU Title IX administrator, assistant vice provost

Eardley is a partner at the Mehri & Skalet firm in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct faculty member at the American University Washington College of Law.

UM System Legislative Day emphasizes advocacy for higher education

Speakers encouraged attendees to advance the UM System's legislative priorities, which center on providing funding for the four system campuses. 

MU considers significant renovations to Memorial Union

Consultants recommend Memorial Union project in same report that outlines a new hotel and conference center east of the Hearnes Center.

Ferguson and Lindenwood University announce partnership

The partnership includes financial aid for students in five St. Louis County school districts in the Ferguson area and scholarships for adults to study entrepreneurship.

MU students address the question 'Am I still black if ...'

"Am I still black if I talk proper or quote-unquote white?" That's just one question a black Missouri student has asked of herself.

Open dialogue addresses gray areas in black culture

Black students gathered Tuesday evening to explore the diverse nature of blackness.


Students express themselves through art during Black History Month

The Craft Studio on Tuesday hosted a Black History Month decorating event, one of dozens of events regionally that pay homage to black history and culture.

Lafferre Hall approved for renovations by Board of Public Buildings

The $38.5 million in renovations will include structural updates to Lafferre Hall, as well as additional lab and research space. 

Cape Girardeau college announces 4 finalists for president

All four finalists will tour the campus this month and meet with faculty, students and members of the public during open forums.

MU to add housing option for transgender and gender-nonconforming students

The MU Department of Residential Life will be creating a 16-bed space in College Avenue Hall for students who are transgender or gender nonconforming.

MU students celebrate 'puppy love'

The Missouri Student Union hosted the event as part of its "We Love Our Students" monthly program. 

MU group raises funds for deceased visiting scholar

The MU Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars is conducting a fundraising campaign for the family of Kui Zou, an MU visiting scholar from China who was struck by a car and killed on Providence Road on Jan. 22. The fundraiser will continue through March 31.

MU Anniversary Committee displays 175th anniversary flag one last time

The anniversary flag will be put in storage until MU's 200th anniversary.