The Missouri House gave first-round approval by voice vote Wednesday to a bill prohibiting illegal immigrants from attending public colleges and universities.
The House Budget Committee on Tuesday rejected efforts to restore the governor’s recommendation for more than $13 million in state funds for Missouri’s higher education institutions.
An amendment to include funding for the Preparing to Care initiative, requested by all of the state’s two- and four-year state colleges and universities, will be among the topics discussed Tuesday afternoon.
Six groups participated in Egg Catapult competition on Monday. It was sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as part of MU’s Engineers’ Week. The goal was to hit a frying pan 60 feet away with an egg.
Shawana L. Strickland, clinical assistant professor in the MU School of Health Professions, has found that different personality types might affect success in distance learning. Her study, “Understanding Successful Characteristics of Adult Learners,” examined the demographics and personality types of distance learners.
The MU College of Education sponsored a forum on the role of sex and religion education in public school as part of its Education Week ‘08.
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Six alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the University of Missouri System were honored Tuesday night by the University of Missouri Alliance of Alumni Associations and Extension.
Before the Chancellor’s Concert on Monday, Michael O’Brien, dean of the MU College of Arts and Science, talked about a proposed $100 million project that would involve renovations of the current Fine Arts Building and a new School of Music.
Author Norman Finkelstein’s visit Monday to MU has sparked debate among Jewish organizations, some of whom believe him to be anti-Israel because of his support of the Palestinian cause.
The report is a response to a U.S. Senate Finance Committee inquiry into how universities with more than $500 million in endowments are using the money in light of the fact that tuition increases are outpacing inflation.
The accident resulted in the death of Charles D. Fulhage, an MU professor in the College of Agriculture and Food Science, on Tuesday.
MU and other state universities are preparing for a drop in the number of Missouri high school graduates by the year 2011.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder signed a bill on Tuesday that allots nearly $31.2 million to assist in needed construction at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Medical Education Center at MU. Kinder also designated about $15 million for the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a new state-of-the-art pharmacy and nursing building.
Westminster College’s board of trustees named George B. Forsythe the 20th president of the Fulton school on Saturday.
The MU School of Medicine is looking for volunteers for an international diabetes study, which is aimed at preventing or delaying the onset of the disease.
An MU professor is working with Eldertech to create fall-sensing flooring technology.
Ruckus.com is being offered to MU students in an attempt to stop illegal file sharing of music.
In a meeting Tuesday night, members of MU’s Cuban American Undergraduate Student Association discussed their feelings about Fidel Castro’s resignation of the Cuban presidency, pointing out that his removal from power will probably have little effect on the Cuban people.
About 19 percent of the campus has signed up for the emergency Mass Notification System so far.