Higher Education

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.

MU will use one-time funding toward 'Caring for Missourians'

MU will use one-time funding toward 'Caring for Missourians' to temporarily advance the number of health care graduates from the university.

MU allocates funds to maintain psychology minor

An e-mail went out Thursday to hundreds of MU students pursuing a minor in psychology, letting them know they can still get the minor.

Curators reject part-time attorney for MU students

Under the pilot program, MU would have had a part-time attorney to represent students in matters related to housing and debt collection. A similar program exists at the University of Kansas.

MU's graduate school dean leaves after 25 years of service

Pamela Benoit accepted a position as provost at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

MU student's hail research piques interest of national agencies

MU undergraduate John Moon is conducting research on hail, which he hopes will help radar systems more accurately predict hailstorms. The National Weather Service and the National Severe Storms Laboratory are both interested in his research.

Columbia, Boone County propose sales tax to offset costs of technical education

A task force designed to look at adult technical education in Columbia and Boone County is seeking money. A study group will determine the amount of a proposed sales tax, which would need voter approval, to help offset the cost of adult education programs.

MU Horn Choir to play at international symposium

Fifteen French-horn players make up MU's choir. Because the French horn has a four-octave range, a group of just horns can cover all the parts of an ensemble piece.

Curiosity guides Dianne Lynch, Stephens College's new leader

The new president of the Columbia women's college brimmed with questions and interest as she made her way around the campus on Tuesday.

Nixon appoints two to Missouri agencies

Jack Magruder has been appointed to the Missouri Higher Loan Authority and Timothy Joyce has been appointed to the Missouri Housing Development Commission.

Libby reflects on tenure as Stephens president

On the eve of her departure as Stephens College president, Wendy Libby and her colleagues look back on the successes of her six years at Stephens.