Higher Education

Curators to governor: Money for Ellis Fischel essential

UM System President Gary Forsee is sending a statement to Gov. Jay Nixon, urging that he not veto a House bill that includes significant funding for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Curators to governor: Patient care center important

UM System President Gary Forsee will deliver a message to the governor outlining the System's concerns about Nixon potentially vetoing a bill that contains much higher education funding, including money for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

MU honored with Truman Foundation award

MU was one of two universities in the nation to receive the 2009 Truman Foundation Honor Institution award, which recognizes the campus's commitment to service and to its Truman Scholars.

UPDATE: GOP House leaders urge governor to avoid vetoes

Nixon's administration already has said he will make line-item vetoes to a budget bill that would spend $381 million of stimulus funds over the next two years, largely on capital improvement projects.

MU announces interim dean of graduate school

George Justice, associate dean of MU's graduate school, will serve as its interim leader.

MU to receive grant to reduce carbon footprint

MU was selected to receive a $35,000 to $50,000 grant to help develop ways of reducing the university’s carbon footprint. Former Sustain Mizzou president Patrick Margherio said they plan to use the money to expand the Building Dashboard program.

Schaefer rallying support for cancer hospital

State Sen. Kurt Schaefer said he has heard from from "several people in positions to know" that the governor will veto funding for the hospital.

Columbia College wants to keep Gitmo campus open

Columbia College plans to keep its campus at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base open as long as possible, according to a school official. The closing of the base's prison will lead to a decrease in students as well as staff. 

Concern over food quality, prices leads to home food preservation

MU Extension workshops in food preservation are filling up this year as more people appear to take stock in the quality of their food and the contents of their wallet.

Texas A&M president resigns before regents meeting

The resignation comes less than a month after a university system performance review gave her low marks for leadership, management, decisiveness and team work.

Historian Philip D. Curtin dies at 87

Philip D. Curtin revolutionized the way scholars think about academic history, most notably for his work analyzing the African slave trade.

Making controversy civil: MU's Difficult Dialogues gathers universities for summer institute

MU's Difficult Dialogues program is showing other campuses how to talk about sensitive subjects. “Many controversial issues have multiple sides, and they aren’t just black and white,” says Noor Azizan-Gardner of the MU Chancellor's Diversity Initiative.

Westminster College vandalism suspect arrested

The restoration of vandalized monuments at Westminster College is under way, and some graffiti has been removed.


Report gives Missouri average marks for higher education

Missouri ranks 43rd nationally for state funding per higher education student but has the sixth-highest rate of graduate degrees per 1,000 residents. 

Missouri Scholars Academy faces budget cuts in 2010

Endearingly called "nerd camp," MSA faces cuts that are potentially devastating. “For some kids, this is their only shot,” says David Welch, director of gifted education for the state.

MU conference focuses on efforts to track student progress

The conference, held Monday and Tuesday was the first of its kind for the state of Missouri

Missouri board to interview 3 education commissioner finalists Wednesday

On Wednesday, the State Board of Education will interview the three candidates — Bert Schulte, Chris Nicastro and Dennis Cheek.

MU conference focuses on efforts to track student educational performance

The conference sponsored by the Missouri P-20 Center for Education Policy Research will highlight the use of longitudinal statistics to measure student performance.

Worker at University Hospital has TB, hospital discloses

The hospital has begun taking steps to notify people who may have been exposed to the worker and testing individuals.

MU students begin switching to Outlook Live Webmail

About 3,000 MU students have switched to Outlook Live Webmail since May 26, when the university officially opened access to the new student e-mail system.