The UM System Board of Curators met Friday and unanimously approved capital and operations funding requests to the state. The money would help the UM System address increasing student enrollment as well as fund building rehabilitation and construction.
The Missouri Senate has formed a committee that aims to improve education in the state and better prepare students for the job market.
MU's Basic 3-D Design class created a menagerie of animal sculptures, which have been placed at the corner of Hitt Street and University Avenue.
For the second year, MU's Residential Life will lease housing from Campus View and Campus Lodge apartments this fall.
The schools will make a variety of service providers available through the school, creating community hubs for families and individuals.
Missouri Department of Higher Education employees have noted that campuses need an infusion of money to meet their building needs, and Gov. Jay Nixon has encouraged lawmakers to consider a state bonding proposal.
Several local projects will benefit from the $332 million in bonds issued by the university.
The university chose John M. Miller from Florida Atlantic University.He served as treasurer and interim chief financial officer.
College admissions experts are testifying before the commission investigating how politically connected students got into the University of Illinois over more qualified applicants.
Officials from the university in Joplin have attributed the approximately 4 percent increase to the struggling economy.
MU student Tyler Shields is back in the United States after struggling to depart Honduras last week in the midst of its government coup.
The new facility could triple the space for the college's rapidly expanding science department. Groundbreaking for the building is set to take place in four years.
The school has lost more than $36 million in funding.
Gov. Jay Nixon appointed David Bradley and Wayne Goode to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Tuesday. The two will start immediately but will have to be confirmed early next year when the Missouri Senate goes back into session, Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said.
An MU student who went to Honduras to do missionary work is stuck in the country amid government in-fighting.
A new income-based student loan repayment plan that began July 1 could help students struggling with debt.
Wayne Goode, a former state legislator, and David Bradley, publisher of the St. Joseph News-Press, have been appointed for four-year terms.
MU will offer summer winemaking workshops starting next week.
MU scientists have successfully created stem cells from the cells of pigs' connective tissue. The scientists say they hope their research will provide an alternative to the controversial use of embryonic stem cells.
The UM System's decision to make contributions to its retirement fund went into effect Wednesday. Some employees are concerned that it affects lower-income workers too much, but the system says the move was caused by the recession and that it has done all it can to protect lower-income workers.