Higher Education

Moberly plans on leasing space at Parkade Center

The Columbia site for Moberly Area Community College is leasing 37,000 square feet, more than doubling its current space to accommodate the increase in enrollment.

H1N1 afflicts Missouri colleges, survey shows

Missouri institutions of higher education, including MU, reported 369 new flu cases last week to the American College Health Association.

Fire Factor focuses on student fire safety

Students gathered along Ninth Street on Wednesday to participate in Fire Factor with the Columbia Fire Department. The event included practice with a fire extinguisher, an obstacle course to test firefighting skills, as well as a demonstration of a residence hall room fire. This is the ninth year the Fire Department has worked with MU to put on this event.

MU "hate wall" prompts discussion of stereotypes

Students gathered Wednesday at Memorial Union to post hurtful words on a cardboard wall, eventually ripping it down to symbolize their dedication to understanding people different from themselves.

Students, staff must relocate cars for MU-Nebraska game

The weeknight game on Oct. 8 will force 7,000 students and 800 employees who typically park near Memorial Stadium to move their cars before 4 p.m. to parking spaces north of Rollins Street.

MU professor to discuss effects of printing press

A. Mark Smith, an MU history professor, plans to share his fascination with the contributions of the printing press. "The inks, the paper, all of that stuff I find extremely interesting," Smith says.

MSSU president directed to make up with faculty

Missouri Southern State University completed a new contract with its embattled president despite faculty concerns.

Missouri and Moberly CC sign admissions pact

"The Mizzou Connection Program" will make transfering from Moberly Community College to the University of Missouri an easier experience.

Columbia College bucks trend in tough economic times

President Gerald Brouder addressed students, faculty and the media in his state-of-the-college address. Despite tough economic times, Columbia College has been able to hire new faculty and avoid layoffs or a hiring freeze.

MU, Moberly agreement meant to ease student transfer

Evelyn Jorgenson, president of Moberly Area Community College, and MU Provost Brian Foster met Thursday afternoon to sign an agreement aimed at smoothing the transfer for community college students.

MU hosts on-campus farmers market

The farmers market on Lowry Mall featured both campus and off campus organizations, including some out-of-town vendors.

Journalist Lisa Ling speaks at MU about global reporting

Journalist Lisa Ling addressed students at MU's Jesse Auditorium, recounting experiences in Colombia and Afghanistan and the lessons she learned there.

Students protest MU power plant's use of coal

The Sierra Club has organized a campaign to raise awareness about coal's contribution to climate change on campuses powered by coal.

Newspapers collaborate with e-reader manufacturers to adapt content

Newspapers, software companies and technology manufacturers met in Columbia on Monday and Tuesday to discuss developments in e-reader devices and challenges facing newspapers in adapting their content.

Columbia College to offer grant to Coast Guard spouses

Columbia College now offers a 50 percent reduction in tuition for spouses of Coast Guard service members.

Personal publishing machine coming to University Bookstore

The Espresso Book Machine will be able to print and bind a paperback book up to 830 pages long for pennies a page. Users can download files of books to print or publish their own work by uploading PDFs from a flash drive.

New mid-campus residence halls in high demand

The new mid-campus housing, including Dogwood, Hawthorn and Galena residence halls, opened this fall for MU students. The new buildings house freshmen and returning students.

No. 9 in '09: Columbia named the ninth-best college town

According to the American Institute of Economic Research's College Destination Index, Columbia is the ninth-best college town in the nation. Ithaca, N.Y., placed No. 1, and Lawrence,  Kan., was No. 14.

Columbia Missourian's finances improve after reorganization

Following a major reorganization last March, the newspaper has cut $1.02 million from its annual operating expenses.

Down economy means tough job searches for new graduates

In a down economy, new graduates struggle to find jobs in their fields. But when they do, salaries on average are close to what they were last year.