Higher Education

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.

MU dining hall will begin $2.2M renovation in December

Rollins Dining Hall will close at the conclusion of the semester and is expected to reopen in the fall of 2010. But students, don't worry: Eva J's will pick up pizza-to-go.

Research of 1980s recession shows white men took salary hit

A past recession hurt the salary arc of those graduating in a down economy, researchers found.

MU 'Fan Cans' a hit despite university officials' concerns

Despite Chancellor Brady Deaton's protest, Bud Light's "Fan Cans" promotion was popular with MU fans in Columbia and at Saturday’s football game in St. Louis.

Missouri braces for H1N1

Officials said state departments plan to offer H1N1 vaccine to high-risk inmates and residents in mental health facilities.

CNN analyst makes stop at MU to discuss politics

Peter Bergen spoke at Jesse Hall as part of the Mizzou Reads program. He talked about his experiences traveling through Afghanistan and why he thinks Afghanistan is not hopeless.

MU students to pay fees for lab tests at health center

The MU Student Health Center began charging nominal fees for common lab tests on July 1 to try to cover increasing operating costs.

New community college possible in Cape Girardeau

A meeting is set for Sept.24 to discuss a potential new community college in Cape Girardeau.

MU professor leaving for Ireland as a Fulbright Scholar

Robert O'Connell, an professor in MU's electrical and computer engineering department, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in April. He will teach and study at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland for the next two semesters.

MU hosts conference on Korean relations

MU hosted the ninth Truman Conference on U.S.-Korean relations on Friday. The biennial conference focused on the politics, agriculture and economics of the Korean peninsula.

Deaton speaks out against Anheuser-Busch's 'Team Pride' campaign

Chancellor Brady Deaton's said in a letter that Anheuser-Busch's "Team Pride" marketing campaign, in which the brewery used MU school colors on its beer cans, was "unacceptable."

St. Louis area struggles to host exchange students

Exchange student programs started trying to recruit families earlier this year, but some students are staying with "welcome families" for two to eight weeks until permanent ones are found.

Columbia College and MU offer H1N1 vaccinations

Columbia College and MU will offer vaccinations for H1N1 flu virus in the fall in addition to the seasonal flu vaccine.

Project Runway contestant visits Stephens

Qristyl Frazier returns to her alma mater to talk fashion days after the premiere of the television competition. 

Wireless network, new e-mail system keep MU IT staff busy

The switch from TigerNet to Mizzou Wireless has been a shaky one for MU students and faculty.

District sees rise in immigrant population

Seventeen different languages are spoken in the four schools that make up the Bayless School District in St. Louis County.

MU journalism institute aims for growth, self-sufficiency

The $15 million in additional funding secured by the Reynolds Journalism Institute was the fruit of nearly two years of discussions with the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, said Roger Gafke, RJI director of program development. There was no formal contingency plan had funding not been renewed. The institute aims to bring in future revenue from diverse sources.