Higher Education

University tensions addressed by Difficult Dialogue

The MU Difficult Dialogues program held an event Thursday night at Cornell Hall. The event was a town hall meeting and an interactive theater that adressed issues such as race and civility.

'The Sacred Feminine' transcends history at art and archaeology exhibit

The MU Museum of Art and Archaeology is displaying the exhibit "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity" through Dec. 24. The exhibit offers challenges and contradictions in art and scholarship in respect to women's religious roles in history.

Central Missouri University to replace president

University of Central Missouri President Aaron Pololefsky has officially gained "lame duck" status until next summer, as the school's board of governers has declined to renew his contract, despite a show of faculty support for the president. The board did not give a reason for their decision.

Missouri universities, colleges get $33.5 million for health education

Health education at 11 Missouri universities and colleges is set to get a hefty one-time boost thanks to $33.5 million in federal stimulus money.

Trulaske College of Business dean to retire after 20 years

Dean Bruce Walker said he still plans to be a full-time faculty member in the marketing department.

Buck's Ice Cream Place celebrates 20 years at MU

Buck's Ice Cream Place celebrates its 20th anniversary on Thursday with samples for the public. The MU ice cream shop is locally famous for its Tiger Stripe flavor.

MU theater troupe looks at affirmative action

"Identity Politics," a new script for one of MU's two interactive theater groups, tries to air out the various perspectives on affirmative action and how to talk about them.

Accent Modification Program helps students with speaking skills

A program that helps visiting scholars improve their English speaking skills is more popular than ever. “I think most of them just come in wanting to be able to communicate with American English speakers as well as they can," graduate student Sara Sieker said.

MU develops new music initiative to benefit young composers

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is consolidating a series of existing and planned programs in hopes that MU and Columbia will become a center for music composition.

Journalists urged to use caution when reporting suicides

Suicide is a delicate issue —but one that will continue to be reported on. The Missourian's policy on running suicides, which was put in place long ago, comes down to the public element.

Failed switch causes campus power outage

A high-voltage electricity distribution switch failed Thursday night, leaving Memorial Stadium without power for approximately 20 minutes. Like the stadium, most of campus experienced brief power loss, but 15 campus buildings were in the dark for up to an hour and a half.

Saturday events planned for Columbia College homecoming

Events include live music, a reunion of the Jane Froman Singers and a 20th anniversary celebration for Stafford Library.

PHOTO GALLERY: More than fair-weather fans

Despite the wet weather, plenty of people came out for Missouri's game against Nebraska on Thursday.

Oct. 8, 1992: the first night football game at MU

MU football had its first night game 17 years ago: an outside company provided the lighting, and students got in free. It was also on a Thursday and the date was Oct. 8.

Hotels give thumbs up, bars concerned about Thursday football game

City bars fear effect of kickoff time and weather forecast, while hotels embrace the influx of visitors to Columbia. One bar manager calls the prospect of heavy rain "a screwball on top of a curveball."

What you need to know for MU-Nebraska parking

MU's unusual Thursday evening game against Nebraska will mean a lot of extra traffic around campus. Those who drive or park near Memorial Stadium are asked to be patient and follow some simple guidelines.

MSA plans to address College Avenue problem

MSA is looking at options to improve safety for students crossing College Avenue.

MU chancellor talks about salaries, Cerner, Nebraska game

About 50 faculty and staff members turned out for a noon forum with Brady Deaton.

New teleconferencing system to get workout with McCaskill forum

The virtual roundtable meeting on financial aid with UM System President Gary Forsee and other administrators will be the first high-profile use of the system since it was formally introduced last month.

Stress management class aims to boost energy and self-esteem

MU students learn how to manage stress while earning credit. “I think most students take it because the word stress reduction is right in the class title,” teacher Terry Wilson says.