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.
Missouri institutions of higher education, including MU, reported 369 new flu cases last week to the American College Health Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Missouri Southern State University completed a new contract with its embattled president despite faculty concerns.
"The Mizzou Connection Program" will make transfering from Moberly Community College to the University of Missouri an easier experience.
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.
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.
The farmers market on Lowry Mall featured both campus and off campus organizations, including some out-of-town vendors.
Journalist Lisa Ling addressed students at MU's Jesse Auditorium, recounting experiences in Colombia and Afghanistan and the lessons she learned there.
The Sierra Club has organized a campaign to raise awareness about coal's contribution to climate change on campuses powered by coal.
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 now offers a 50 percent reduction in tuition for spouses of Coast Guard service members.
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.
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.
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.
Following a major reorganization last March, the newspaper has cut $1.02 million from its annual operating expenses.
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.