Higher Education

Mother tells painful story about daughter's rape, suicide

Andrea Cooper wants college students nationwide to know her daughter's story with the hope that it will help them prevent or cope with their own suffering.

New class at MU helps veterans transition to classroom

The course helps veterans get the skills they need to succeed in college and connects them with a peer group they might otherwise have difficulty finding. Such services are becoming more common as more veterans find themselves back in school.

Siblings of children with autism connect with others at 'Sibshops'

Brothers and sisters play a unique role in the lives of their siblings with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. To help them connect with others in similar situations, two "Sibshops" will be held at MU's Thompson Center.

MU and Cerner partner to create Tiger Institute for Health

MU and Cerner Corp. will collaborate in the new Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, which will expand electronic record keeping at MU Health Care's facilities.

Ellis Library receives new videoconferencing technology

The new TelePresence center in Ellis Library will allow for easy videoconferencing, thus saving time money on travel.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.