Higher Education

Japanese dance students at Stephens College prepare for performance

Sachiyo Ito, a Japanese dance teacher, prepares Stephens College dance students for a performance on Friday. "Dance is not just steps, but learning about life," " Ito says.

Funeral set for Saturday for Kahler family members

Five days after the fatal shootings of Emily, Lauren and Karen Kahler, friends in Columbia are honoring the Kahlers as well as Karen's grandmother, Dorothy Wight, with memorial services and vigils.

Forsee's climate change opposition draws attention

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee recently urged Missouri's congressional delegation to oppose the cap-and-trade legislation concerning federal climate change, which some said contradicts a letter he signed with other college and university presdients supporting reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Forsee's letter opposing cap-and-trade legislation draws attention

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee has ties to businesses that oppose the legislation and others that could benefit from it.

Analysis: College deal fits with Missouri, federal laws

Because of existing state and federal laws tuition may not have increased even without the governor's plan, which must still be approved by the state Legislature.

Missouri, Panama sign student exchange pact

The agreement renews and furthers a long-running educational exchange.

Missouri competes for $4 billion in extra education money

State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro will convene a meeting today of several hundred education, business and government leaders to figure out how to best apply for the federal funds.

MU improves conversation about plagiarism through software

More and more universities, including MU, are using plagiarism software and Web sites such as SafeAssign and The use of such detection programs is not disciplinary in nature. It's meant to teach students how to avoid copying their work.

Little-known Lactation Station provides space for nursing mothers

The Lactation Station in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center serves as a private space for nursing mothers to use while they are on campus. It is the only facility of its kind at MU, but the university doesn't publicize it.

MU graduate student wins composition prize

Mike Strausbaugh, a graduate student in classical guitar and music composition at MU, has won the Sinquefield Composition Prize for his guitar and cello duet, "Thermopylae."

MU Faculty Council discusses incorporating MU in the Evening

A review committee found that the evening program no longer meets the need it was created for. The proposal suggests that MU in the Evening be absorbed into the traditional education structure of the university.

Race and Civility forum addresses difficulty of talking about race

Members of the community met Thursday for the third and final Race and Civility discussion. Panelists talked about their personal experiences and ways to improve race relations.

MU research shows promising results in treating prostate cancer

Researches have been studying the treatment of prostate cancer with engineered radioactive gold nanoparticles. These nanoparticles have proven to be effective in reducing the size of prostate cancer tumors in mice.

MU leaders' spouses read, play with preschoolers

The First Ladies Reading Program is bringing MU spouses into the the Robert G. Combs Language Preschool to read to 3- to 5-year-olds, most of whom have challenges with language.

UPDATE: UM president calls higher education funding model 'broken'

Reacting to Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to freeze tuition, UM System President Gary Forsee says the higher education business model is broken, and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said a hiring freeze is likely to continue.

Nixon talks statewide tuition freeze at MU

Gov. Jay Nixon was in Columbia on Wednesday morning to present his planned tuition freeze, announced Tuesday in St. Louis. UM System President Gary Forsee cautioned that public institutions across the country will continue to face economic challenges. "The higher education business model ... is broken," he said.

Gov. Nixon, university presidents agree to freeze tuition again

Gov. Nixon's proposal calls for a 5 percent decrease in total appropriations for the next fiscal year in exchange for flat tuition rates for in-state undergraduate students at Missouri's public colleges and universities.

Nixon proposes continuation of tuition freeze at public state universities

Nixon's proposal calls for a 5.2 percent decrease in state appropriations compared to the current fiscal year.

Gov. Nixon, presidents agree to freeze tuition

Missouri’s four-year public colleges and universities may see a tuition freeze for the second year in a row.

New opportunities for research at Brain Imaging Center

MU's new Brain Imaging Center, which cost $3.8 million, recently held a dedication celebration, but researchers have already been conducting research there for more than a year. The center is home to the only magnetic resonance scanner in mid-Missouri solely for research purposes.